New Delhi, Nov 15: The Central government is considering a report submitted by the Baswan committee regarding the change in pattern and reducing the upper-age limit for the civil service examinations. The committee submitted its report to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on August 9, 2016. Also Read - UPSC Recruitment 2021: Apply For 30 Vacancies at upsconline.nic.in Before March 22 | Details Here
A PTI report claimed that the committee is understood to have recommended reduction in upper age limit of 32 years to appear in the civil service exam. In November 2016, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said the recommendations made by the committee, including on pattern of civil service examination and age limit, were presently under consideration of the UPSC. Also Read - UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2021: Notification Released For Over 700 Jobs | Direct Link to Apply
PTI also claimed that the Baswan Committee’s report along with UPSC’s recommendations on it was received on March 20, 2017 and the same is under examination. Also Read - UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Interview Schedule 2020 Released | Check Interview Dates Here
UPSC constituted the committee in August 2015, under the chairmanship of former human resource development secretary and retired IAS officer B S Baswan to review the scheme of civil service examination.
UPSC conducts the Civil Service Examination annually to select officers into various services including the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFS) among others. The examination is held in three stages- preliminary, main and interview and is one of the prime competitive examination in the country.