A meeting was held on Sunday i.e November 23 in which the Government had asked all party leaders to throw some light on the matter related to Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) exam on issues. Also Read - West Bengal MBBS Seats Increased to 4,000: CM Mamata Banerjee

The parties who attended the meeting were; Congress, Left parties, Trinamool Congress, JD(U), RJD, Samajwadi Party and BSP.  A detailed presentation was created by Secretary (DoPT) on the origin and evolution of the civil services examination over the years being conducted every year by the Union Public Services Commission(UPSC). Also Read - Will Convert All State-Run Madrasas Into a General School: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Lately, there has been a controversy regarding bringing changes in CSAT such as, the continuation of English language comprehension skill,  to reduce weightage of analytical component, and make paper-II qualifying or to revert back to optional paper besides providing any other alternative. Also Read - Anything For Education: Goa Students Trek 3km Everyday to Reach Hilltop to Access Internet For Online Classes

“We have decided to seek the views of political parties on the issue in view of the divergence of opinion on the matter. People are very sensitive. So we have to study the pros and cons of all aspects and take a final view,” said M Venkaiah Naidu, Parliamentary Affairs Minister.

The Finance Minister Arun Jaitley pondered on the fact that the issue is very sensitive, it is necessary to take the collective view. “The meeting saw all political parties appreciating the government’s approach in this regard as they were given an opportunity to discuss the issue,” he said. “In the next three days  the Department of Personnel and Training will be giving a brief note on this issue to the political parties after which the political parties have to give their views in writing within next 15 days,” says Naidu .

 Quote source PTI

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