Agree with demand for revision in new civil service examination rules: Rahul Gandhi

Civil service aspirants have been protesting in Delhi and elsewhere over the recent move by the government to introduce new examination rules.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: January 30, 2014 5:47 pm
Rahul assured that he would make every effort to address their problems. (PTI) Rahul assured that he would make every effort to address their problems. (PTI)

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday assured a delegation of civil service aspirants that steps will be taken to redress their grievances as the students complained that the sudden change in the pattern of the examination was unfair to those coming from a rural background.

Gandhi told the students that he was “in agreement” with them and would make every effort to address their problems.

“Gandhi said he is of the belief that before making any big change in the examination pattern, it is necessary to talk to all sections and know their viewpoint,” a Congress release said. The delegation which called on Gandhi was led by NSUI President Rohit Chauhdary.

Civil service aspirants have been protesting in the national capital and elsewhere over the recent move by the government to introduce new examination rules.

They had held a massive protest march outside Parliament in December last year demanding a revision of the new rules introduced by the Union Public Services Commission.

“All we want is three extra attempts, age relaxation for three years and reduction in the Civil Service Aptitude Test examination weightage for the benefit of rural candidates,” aspirants had said during the December protest last year.

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    Aditya Gandhi
    Jan 31, 2014 at 7:42 am
    Indeed the concerns of the rural youth should be heeded and Rahul has done exactly that!
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    arjun
    Jan 31, 2014 at 2:32 pm
    After all kind of decisions makes negative image of government and in turn, government has to face people's anger and take U turn on such decisions.
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    Kunal Vaidya
    Jan 31, 2014 at 7:51 am
    Rahul hi is firmly behind the youth of the country, and it is showing in his actions!
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    Maninder Dhawan
    Jan 31, 2014 at 7:47 am
    There are UPSC aspirants all over the country, by listening to their concerns Mr. hi has created a rapport with them!!
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    mathew
    Jan 31, 2014 at 11:17 am
    RAhul is always for the rural people to solve their problems is a big work to do.....Rural people face problems because of less development in their areas...
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    mukul
    Jan 31, 2014 at 11:16 am
    thinking about the rural people is must as they are bound to a backward place and from their there reach becomes certain. so to think about them is progressive
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    Sheena Chanana
    Jan 31, 2014 at 11:54 am
    New rules should be there for the betterment of the people! so we should praise the effort.
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    Sumit Andrews
    Jan 31, 2014 at 7:40 am
    Rahul hi is with the youth of the country...no doubt he supported the youth in their valid demands for the UPSC to change examination rules!
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