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UPSC issues clarification of interchange in SC and ST vacancies

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Jun 6 (UNI) The results of the Civil Service (Main) Examination, 2005 have been revised by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) due to an error in reckoning of vacancies reserved for the ST and SC categories in respect of the Indian Police Service, it was announced today.

In a clarification issued here, the commission said the correct position of vacancies available was 17 for Scheduled Caste (SC) and 8 for the Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories and not as stated earlier.

Stating that the vacancies reported for the two posts had been interchanged, a UPSC spokesman said disciplinary action has been taken against the erring officials, who on preliminary enquiry, have been found responsible for the lapse.

"Due to an error in reckoning of vacancies reserved for the ST and SC categories in respect of the Indian Police Service, the vacancies reported by the Ministry concerned were interchanged for these two categories," the spokesman said.

A total of 425 candidates were declared successful in the examination whose results were announced on May 8 last.

The UPSC also revised the results of the merit order positions from 392 to 442 of the Civil Services (Main) Examination, declared on May 8.

"There is no change in the merit order list from rank 1 to rank 391 and from 423 to 425 in the results declared.

There is also no change in the total number of candidates recommended," the spokesman noted.

The modified merit order has been displayed on the notice board of the commission's office and is also available at the UPSC's facilitation counter and at its website www.upsc.gov.in.


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