Lack of clarity in DoPT rules keeps OBCs out of IAS

Despite obtaining the requisite rank in the UPSC Civil Services Examination, as many as 55 OBC candidates have been denied appointment to the IAS since 2014, say OBC aspirants who have moved the Supreme Court on the issue. In the same period, at least 15 OBC candidates have accepted appointments to lesser services under the general category

Narendra Modi, an OBC, may be heading the Indian government but it is the dwijs who are calling the shots in the bureaucracy. Children of Group C and D employees of public-sector undertakings who are OBCs are not getting reservation. As a result, OBC candidates who have cleared the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination with ranks that make them eligible for appointment to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) are being allotted lesser services like the Indian Revenue Services (IRS), Indian Railways Traffic Service (IRTS), Indian Postal Service (IPoS) and Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS). According to OBC candidates who have moved the Supreme Court on the issue, there are at least 55 OBC candidates who have not accepted the service offered by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

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