Chennai: Citing the damages and situation in Chennai and other parts of the state because of flood and heavy rains, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Narendta Modi to postpone the UPSC i.e. Civil Services Main Exam to be held in next week by at least two months.
"Students from all over the state appearing in the exams use Chennai as the main centre for preparation, staying in hostels in different parts of the city. Their life has been completely disrupted in the last few weeks and they have been unable to concentrate and study for the examination,” Jayalalithaa said in a letter sent to Modi, requesting him to take up the issue with the UPSC.
"This would help students from the state to be on a “level playing field” with their counterparts across in the country", she added.
DMK leader M.Karunanidhi on Saturday has also written to the Prime Minister, endorsing a representation made by a group of candidates led by Bala IAS Academy Director S.Balamurugan and Member of Parliament Kanimozhi, leader of DMK group in Rajya Sabha.
The UPSC Main exam is scheduled to begin from December 18 and end on December 23, 2015. Besides releasing the time-table, the UPSC has also issues the Admit Cards through its official website.
The UPSC announced the date of the Civil Services Main exam while declaring the results of the Civil Services Preliminary Examination, simultaneously declaring the list of the candidates qualified for the same in October.
The UPSC Main exam is followed by personal interviews. The civil service examination is taken by students to get into the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Services, Indian Police Service and Indian Revenue Services.