UPSC Recruitment: Union Public Service Commission to make this important announcement after 5th June meeting
It's an important news for those waiting for the new examinations calendar from Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
It's an important news for those waiting for the new examinations calendar from Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). In a major development, the UPSC held a special meeting on Wednesday to review the situation after the third phase of the nation-wide restrictions, due to COVID-19. Taking notice of the extension of several restrictions, the Commission decided that it will not be possible to resume examinations and interviews, for the present.
The Commission, however, took note of the progressive relaxations being announced by the Central Government and various States and has decided to review the situation once more, after the fourth period of lockdown.
With a view to giving some clarity to candidates of various examinations and interviews, which have been deferred over the last two months, the Commission will issue a revised schedule of examinations in its next meeting to be held on June 5, 2020. Details of the new calendar of examinations will be published on the UPSC website, after the Commission’s meeting on June 5, 2020.
Earlier, a special meeting of the Commission was held on April, 15, 2020 to review the situation arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In view of the prevailing lockdown restrictions, including social distancing norms, it was decided that dates for all interviews, Examinations and Recruitment Boards, where candidates and advisers are required to travel from all parts of the country, will be reviewed from time to time.
Moreover, the Commission had reviewed the harm caused to the national economy by the pandemic. Recognizing the need to conserve financial resources at the national level, the Chairman and Members of the Union Public Service Commission had decided to voluntarily forego 30% of the basic pay received by them from the Commission for a period of one year, with effect from April, 2020. In addition, all officers and staff members of the UPSC have volunteered one-day salary to the PM’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation Fund (PM CARES Fund).
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