Civil Services

  • Jaipur Police announces reward for information on IAS officer absconding in rape case Yesterday

    Jaipur: The Jaipur Police has announced a reward of Rs 5,000 for information on IAS officer BB Mohanty, who is accused of raping a 23-year-old woman. The woman lodged an FIR in January claiming that Mohanty had raped her repeatedly after promising to clear her civil services exam. Mohanty has...
  • Decision on pattern of UPSC Civil Services exams in 2-3 days: Government Yesterday

    New Delhi: A decision on whether to change the pattern of the civil services examination will be taken by the government within two-three days, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Monday. "The government will decide on the issue within another 2-3 days. Whatever decisions we take, we will take Prime Minister...
  • Is there a bias against Hindi speakers in civil services exams? 6 days ago

    After the government urged the Union Public Service Commission to postpone the Civil Services Preliminary Exam, the issue was raised in Parliament on Wednesday. Minister of state for Personnel Jitendra Singh told Lok Sabha that no aspirant will discriminated against on the basis of language. ...
  • Protests against 'bias' in UPSC Civil Services exam intensifies, rocks Parliament 6 days ago

    New Delhi: After the government urged the Union Public Service Commission to postpone the Civil Services Preliminary Exam, the issue was raised in Parliament on Wednesday. Minister of state for Personnel Jitendra Singh told Lok Sabha that no aspirant will discriminated against on the basis of language. However, MPs from Bihar...
  • Is there an English bias in the civil services exam? 6 days ago

    After a week of protests demanding that the Civil Services Aptitude test be scrapped, the government has finally intervened. The NDA government has asked the Union Public Service Commission to postpone preliminary exams scheduled for August 24. CNN-IBN asks UPSC aspirants from across the country for their views over the...
  • UPSC row hits Parliament, government assures no student will be discriminated 1 week ago

    New Delhi: After the government urged the Union Public Service Commission to postpone the Civil Services Preliminary Exam, the issue was raised in Parliament on Wednesday. Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh made a statement in the Lok Sabha assuring that no aspirant will discriminated because of language. However,...
  • Civil Services Aptitude Test: Government intervenes after a week of protests 1 week ago

    After a week of protests demanding that the Civil Services Aptitude test be scrapped, the government has finally intervened. The NDA government has asked the Union Public Service Commission to postpone preliminary exams scheduled for August 24. ...
  • Government urges UPSC to postpone Civil Services Preliminary Examination July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has urged the Union Public Service Commission to postpone the Civil Services Preliminary Examination. The government said that the exams should be postponed till there is clarity on the syllabus. Students have been protesting against the exam saying there is a need to change the second...
  • Rape accused IAS officer declared absconder June 25, 2014

    A local court has declared suspended IAS official BB Mohanty, who is facing rape charges, an absconder and also issued standing arrest warrant against him. The court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate issued the standing arrest warrant against Mohanty on Tuesday under Section 83 of CrPC after he failed to appear...
  • UPSC Civil Services Exams 2013: Meet the topper Gaurav Agrawal who hails from Jaipur June 12, 2014

    For the first time in four years, a male candidate has topped the prestigious Civil Services Examination 2013, results of which were declared on Thursday. Gaurav Agrawal has got the first rank in the exam with Economics as his optional subject. He holds Bachelor of Technology (Computer Science) degree from Indian...
  • Rajasthan's Gaurav Agrawal tops UPSC Civil Services Exam 2013, 1122 candidates clear it June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Gaurav Agrawal has secured the first rank in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Examination 2013. The results were declared on Thursday with Delhi-based Munish Sharma coming second and Rachit Raj third. This is the first time in four years that a male candidate has topped the...
  • UPSC aspirants get six attempts to crack civil service exams June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has effected major changes in norms of civil services examination like granting aspiring candidates two additional attempts and consequential age relaxations from this year onwards. "Every candidate appearing for the examination, who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six attempts (two more than...
  • UPSC Civil Services Examination notice on May 31 May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The notice for the 2014 Civil Services Examination will be issued by May end by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). "Aspirants for Civil Services Examination, 2014 may please note that the examination notice for Civil Services Examination will be issued on May 31, 2014," the UPSC said. The prestigious Civil...
  • CBI arrests two for cheating in UPSC Civil Services exams May 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Two persons were on Thursday arrested by the CBI slueths for allegedly using unfair means during the Civil Services Examination held by Union Public Service Commission. In connection with the incident, CBI officials also conducted raids at various locations in Delhi. The sources said that searches are still...
  • UPSC declares results of Civil Services Mains March 11, 2014

    The results of the Civil Services (Mains) examinations were declared on Tuesday by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The written exams were held in December of last year. The successful candidates will be called for a personality test for selection to Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian...
  • Rajasthan IAS officer's relatives threatening me and my family: Rape survivor March 7, 2014

    Jaipur: A woman who was allegedly raped by an IAS officer in Jaipur, Rajasthan, has now claimed that she is being threatened. "There is immense pressure on me to withdraw the case. My family is being threatened by the accused's family," she told CNN-IBN. Rajasthan IAS officer BB Mohanty had allegedy...
  • UPSC aspirants get two more attempts to crack civil service exams February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In a good news for lakhs of civil services aspirants, the government on Monday decided to give two additional attempts with consequential age relaxation to all categories of candidates of the prestigious exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission. "The central government has approved two additional attempts to all...
  • Rajasthan government suspends IAS officer accused of rape February 5, 2014

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan government on Wednesday suspended a senior IAS officer accused of rape. BB Mohanty, the Chairman of the Rajasthan Civil Services Appellate Tribunal, has been accused by a woman civil services aspirant of sexually assaulting her over the past one year. Mohanty has been called for questioning by the police....
  • Rajasthan: Woman accuses IAS officer of rape, police fail to act February 3, 2014

    Jaipur: Call it might is right. A woman civil services aspirant in Rajasthan is demanding a CBI probe after the police failed to act on her complaint against a senior IAS officer. The woman had alleged that BB Mohanty, the chairman of the Rajasthan Civil Services Appellate Tribunal, had sexually assaulted...
  • BB Mohanty rape case: Victim alleges threat to life, demands security January 28, 2014

    The statement of the 22-year-old girl who accused a senior IAS officer of sexually exploiting her was recorded under section 164 of CrPC on Monday, police said. She has demanded security saying there is threat to her life.   A first information report (FIR) was registered on Saturday against BB Mohanty, an additional...
  • Rape accused BB Mohanty goes into hiding, victim to record statement today January 27, 2014

    The 23-year-old woman, who had accused a a senior IAS officer of raping her on the pretext of helping her in IAS exam preparations, is likely to record her statement before police on Monday. "She had not appeared for recording her statement on Sunday.  She was also not available for medical...
  • Senior IAS officer accused of raping civil services aspirant January 26, 2014

    Jaipur: A civil services aspirant has accused a senior IAS officer of raping her last year. In her complaint, the woman alleged that the officer, BB Mohanty, had called her to a place in Swej farm and raped her repeatedly on February 17 and 19 last year. "We have received a...
  • JDU protests against changes in UPSC exam pattern December 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Janata Dal United MPs held a protest against changes in the civic services examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The MPs claimed that the changes made in the civil services exam pattern discriminates against Hindi and other national languages. The MPs protested in front of the...
  • Delhi: Civil services aspirants protest outside Parliament December 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Civil services aspirants on Monday protested outside Parliament demanding increase in number of attempts for UPSC exams. Security has been tightened around Parliament in the wake of this protest. "We have met various leaders including Rahul Gandhi but our demand is not being heard," said a civil services...
  • Swapna, the first transgender to take a civil services examination February 18, 2014

    Chennai: Breaking the stereotype, 23-year-old Swapna has became the first transgender to appear for a civil services examination in Tamil Nadu. On December 1, Swapna, a BCA graduate from Madurai became the first transgender to take the Tamil Nadu Public Service exam. The landmark decision to allow Swapna to appear...
  • PCS (J) mains exam put on hold after HC issues stay order September 27, 2013

    Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Thursday stayed the mains examination for Provincial Civil Services (Judicial), scheduled to begin on Saturday, following allegations of anomalies in the prelims question paper. The order was passed by a Division Bench, comprising Justices Rajesh Kumar and Manoj Misra, on a writ petition alleging that...
  • UPSC releases sample paper on 'ethics' for civil services August 13, 2013

    "What do you understand by spirit of service and commitment?" Civil services aspirants will face questions like this that will test their attitude to issues like probity in public life and problem solving approach in the paper on 'ethics, integrity and aptitude', introduced in the Mains examination from this year. A...
  • I am not going to divide Assam: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi August 9, 2013

    Titabor: Rejecting demands to divide Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday said all ethnic groups need to stay united. "I am not going to divide Assam. We all need to live together. Stop bandh culture and go for work culture," Gogoi exhorted. "When we are one others will fear to...
  • UPSC declares Civil Services Prelims exam results August 3, 2013

    New Delhi: About 16,000 candidates have successfully qualified this year's Civil Services (Preliminary) examination, results of which have been declared by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The UPSC has advised the qualifiers not to file any RTI applications seeking details of their marks and answer keys until the entire...
  • IAS officer Durga Nagpal's suspension unfortunate: Mani Shankar Aiyar August 3, 2013

    Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Saturday said that UP IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal's suspension was an "unfortunate" episode. "It's an unfortunate incident," Aiyar said during the first annual Shiv Charan Mathur memorial Lecture on 'Decline and Fall of the Civil Services in India The Role of the Political Masters'. Speaking...