Mumbai: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Monday has been asked by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) to go ahead with the declaration of the 2014 Civil Services Mains exam based on the Supreme Court order on Jat reservation, official sources said.
The DoPT direction to the UPSC has cleared all hurdles, and the 2014 Civil Services results are expected in next few days. It has also been reported that the UPSC has already prepared results.
Once declared, the results will be put online on the UPSC official website www.upsc.gov.in.
The UPSC normally declares the Civil Services Mains exam results in the month of March. It however deferred this year's results following the Supreme Court verdict quashing reservation to the Jat community.
Numerically strong, the farming community of Jats in nine North Indian states have been demanding reservation under OBC quota for a long time. Many times, they even staged violent protests in some parts of north India. Jats have a strong presence in Haryana, Delhi, Western UP, Punjab, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
Delaying the annoncement of the results, the UPSC had sought DoPT's view on whether to withdraw reservation benefits to Jat students. In response to this, the DoPT told UPSC to go with the Supreme Court order and decide for itself on what needs to be done.
The UPSC conducts the Civil Services Examination (CSE) for recruitment to Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS) and Central Group A and Group B services.
The format has three stages - Preliminary examination which consists of two objective-type papers (General Studies and Aptitude Test), the Main examination which consists of nine papers of conventional (essay) type followed by the Personality Test of interview).
The entire process from the notification of the Preliminary examination to declaration of the final results takes roughly one year. Civil Services are the most coveted jobs in India and the competition is extremely tough with several lakh aspirants taking the Preliminary examination out of which just a few thousands qualify for the Main examinations and just a couple of thousand are called for Personality Test.
Over 20,000 aspirants for different coveted posts of the Indian civil services had appeared for the 2014 Civil Services (Mains) exam which was held in December 2014.