Rise up students, your future is at risk: Rahul attacks PM Modi on proposal to overhaul UPSC
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday slammed the Prime Minister Office's proposal for a change in allotment of cadre to civil services qualifiers.
In his tweet targeting the Modi government, Rahul Gandhi claimed that the future of civil services aspirants was in danger as the RSS wants to 'manipulate' the system of cadre allocation.
"Rise up students, your future is at risk! RSS wants what's rightfully yours. The letter below reveals the PM's plan to appoint officers of RSS's choice into the Central Services, by manipulating the merit list using subjective criteria, instead of exam rankings", tweeted the Congress President.
Rahul alleged that PM Modi wants RSS to select officers of their choice. However, no mention of RSS was visible in the official document shared by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).
At present, service allocation to the candidates selected on the basis of civil services examination, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), is made well before the commencement of the foundation course.
The PMO had desired to examine if service allocation/cadre allocation to probationers selected on the basis of the examination can be made after foundation course, as per the communication sent by the Personnel Ministry to different cadre-controlling authorities.
The UPSC conducts civil services examination in three stages, preliminary, main and interview, to select officers for various central services.