New Delhi: A large group of civil services aspirantsstaged a protest near the Prime Minister’s official residence on Race Course Road alleging that there was “discrimination against UPSC aspirants from Hindi medium”.
The protesters had camped outside the Tuglaq Road police station till late evening, while smaller groups held similar demonstrations in other parts of the city earlier in the day. Their key demands included meeting the Prime Minister. This latest round of protests comes a week after a similar protest was held outside Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s residence demanding a four year age relaxation for the UPSC entrance examination, removal of Civil Service Aptitude Tests (CSATs), simplification of the qualifying paper for English, and non-compulsion to speak in English during interview.
“The UPSC introduced CSAT in 2011. The final results of UPSC examination have demonstrated a trend of negative discrimination against UPSC aspirants from Hindi medium,” said Pawan, one of the protesters at Race Course Road.