Minister Asks UPSC Not To Make Interview Board Aware Of Candidates’ Caste


New Delhi, July 16: Amid complaints of caste-based discrimination in UPSC interviews, Delhi’s Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam on wrote to the Union Public Service Commission, suggesting that the interview board should not be made aware about the caste of candidates.

He also suggested that interviewees are chosen randomly instead of clubbing reserved and general category candidates separately as many candidates have alleged that there is a systematic discrimination in awarding the marks of interview to reserved category candidates.

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Minister further added that “I believe these suggestions have got merit and can easily be acted upon by the UPSC” & such action will ensure a level playing field in the interview for all candidates.

The minister also asked the UPSC to apprise him about the action taken to prevent discrimination against reserved category candidates during the interview process.