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UPSC to hold Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination on August 23, 2015

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

The Union Public Service Commission will hold the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2015 on August 23, 2015. This Preliminary Examination will be common for the candidates applying for Civil Services Examination and Indian Forest Service Examination, and will act as a screening mechanism for selection of candidates for the Civil Services (Main) Examination and Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination.

The Examination will be held at 71 Centres across the country, in accordance with the rules of Civil Services Examination notified in the Official Gazette on May 23, 2015 by the Department of Personnel & Training, Government of India and the Rules of Indian Forest Service Examination notified by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in the Official Gazette on May 23, 2015.

Candidates are required to apply through online mode on the Commission’s Website www.upsconline.nic.in. No other mode is allowed for submission of the application. The filling of online applications shall start from May 23, 2015 and conclude on June 19, 2015 [till 11.59 PM].

For details regarding the Syllabus and Scheme of the Examination, Centers of Examination, and Guidelines for filling up application form etc. aspirants must login to the Commission’s Website www.upsconline.nic.in or www.upsc.gov.in and refer to the notices of the above mentioned two examinations.

While submitting the online applications for the Civil Service (Preliminary) Examination, the candidates will have the option to choose either the Civil Services or the Indian Forest Service or both. Therefore, before exercising their options, applicants may carefully read and understand the eligibility and other criteria contained in the detailed notices of both the Civil Services Examination, 2015 and Indian Forest Service Examination, 2015 which are available on the aforementioned Website of the Commission.

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Delhi government employees to observe 5-minutes silence as protest every day

Following the allegation, the IAS Association on Tuesday took the decision that officers would not meet or talk even over the phone to the Chief Minister, his ministers or MLAs till Kejriwal apologised and took action

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The alleged assault took place at the Chief Minister's residence on Monday midnight
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  • Delhi government employees will observe a five-minute silence outside their respective offices every working day
  • The decision is to observe the silent protest during lunch break
  • Both the alleged attackers — Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal — were sent to judicial custody for a day on Wednesday

Delhi government employees will observe a five-minute silence outside their respective offices every working day till steps are taken to “ensure their safety and dignity”, the IAS body said here on Thursday.

The decision to observe the silent protest during lunch break, came two days after Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash alleged that he was beaten up by two Aam Aadmi Party MLAs in the presence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The alleged assault took place at the Chief Minister’s residence on Monday midnight, where Prakash was summoned for an emergency meeting.

Following the allegation, the IAS Association on Tuesday took the decision that officers would not meet or talk even over the phone to the Chief Minister, his ministers or MLAs till Kejriwal apologised and took action.

Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash alleged that he was beaten up by Amanatullah Khan and one more party MLA.
Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash alleged that he was beaten up by Amanatullah Khan and one more party MLA. Wikimedia Commons

“The assault on the Chief Secretary has breached the faith of all government employees in the political executive of Delhi.

“The employees of Delhi Government and other organisations will observe a five-minute silence outside their respective offices to express their anguish over the breach of faith by the political executive,” IAS Association said in a statement.

Also Read: The assault on Chief Secretary exposes the double standards of AAP government

Both the alleged attackers — Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal — were sent to judicial custody for a day on Wednesday.

Their bail pleas will be taken up later on Thursday. (IANS)

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