New Delhi, April 28: Stressing on gender equality in the workforce, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has asked women candidates to apply in greater numbers for the civil services examination (CSE).
"Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply," UPSC said in a notification issued for CSE 2016.
UPSC conducts CSE annually in three stages -- preliminary, main and interview -- to select candidates for the prestigious Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service and Indian Police Service, among others.
The preliminary examination this year will be held on August 7. A total of 1,079 vacant posts in various government services will be filled up through CSE 2016.
The result of CSE 2015 is yet to be declared. Candidates are required to apply online on website -- www.upsconline.nic.in. The online applications can be filled up to May 27, 2016 till 11:59 PM after which the link will be disabled, the Commission said.