Is the Modi govt of tampering with UPSC structure to induct RSS persons into Civil Services?

Rahul Gandhi has, attacking the Modi government’s attempt to change criteria for selection of UPSC candidates, accused it of tampering with the UPSC structure in order to appoint officers of the choice of RSS in central services.The Congress president has also urged the students’ community to ‘rise’ as their future was at ‘risk’.
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had asked the department concerned to examine if the services can be allocated after the completion of foundation course, according to an official communique.

The duration of foundation course for officers of almost all the services is three months.

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.
Rahul took to Twitter where he also shared a letter from the government where it intends to examine “if service allocation/cadre allocation to probationers selected on the basis of Civil Services Examination be made after Foundation Course”.

“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 Rahul Gandhi.

In his tweet, 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).



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