Minority students fail to clear civil services interviews: Azam

Minority Welfare Minister Azam Khan on Monday said minority students failed to clear interviews at the state-level civil services examinations despite good scores in written examinations.

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: July 23, 2013 3:56 am

Minority Welfare Minister Azam Khan on Monday said minority students failed to clear interviews at the state-level civil services examinations despite good scores in written examinations.

Khan,who was interacting with newsmen at his office,said,“In the past two decades,dozens of minority candidates have scored the required marks in written examination,but most of them were not selected in the interview. It is a serious issue that needs to be addressed.”

He said due to the same reason,not a single officer is well-versed with minority affairs and could be posted

in the Minority Welfare Department.

However,he did not blame the lack of reservation for the minorities for the anomaly. “Reservation is another issue but it is a serious issue that minorities are not selected in higher services,” Khan said.

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