Jaipur, April 16: Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) has added Bhagavad Gita as part of its revised syllabus under a different unit called Niti Shastra for the RAS 2018 examination. Students have been advised to read the unit in detail so that they might be able to answer all the questions related to the subject. The RPSC has said that a sub-head reading the title ‘Role of Bhagavad Gita in management and administration’ has been included so that aspirants understand the relevance of the administrative and management teachings that are given in the book. A junior administrative officer at RPSC said that at least 18 chapters have been added which talks about the conversation between Lord Krishna and Arjuna before the Kurukshetra battle.
A few of the lessons also speak about Mahatma Gandhi’s life. The paper which has been divided into a total of three units also talks about the national icons, administrative officers and social reformers. Officers at RPSC believed that by reading the Bhagavad Gita, aspirants will be able to make better decisions once they actually become officers.
The syllabus of Rajasthan University has been changed by RPSC and it has included management techniques not only from Bhagavad Gita but also from Kautilya’s Arthshastra and Ramayana. It must be noted that officials from RPSC said that the central committee for RPSC has considered that every other higher institution is is taking its management lessons from these religious textbooks. Meanwhile, the Congress attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for this well and accused it for promoting saffronisation. It is said that the Rajasthan schools had already announced the inclusion of Bhagavad Gita and Ramayana in its commerce and management courses.