Indian govt convenes all party meeting on CSAT exam issue

North Gazette News/New Delhi
Indian government on Sunday convened an all party meeting to discuss the issues concerning the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT exam).

Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu had convened the meeting to discuss issues relating to continuation of English Language Comprehension Skills in Paper – II, reduced weightage of analytical component, to make Paper-II qualifying and reverting back to Optional Paper.

Naidu also invited suggestions from the leaders of various parties from both the Houses of Parliament on these issues or any other alternative.

All party meeting was attended by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Arun Jaitely, Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh, Ministers of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi besides leaders of 26 parties represented in both the Houses of Parliament.

A detailed presentation was also made 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. Jitendra Singh sought the views of different parties on five proposals.

This followed expression of views by leaders of various parties, who said they need to consult their party colleagues in the sensitive matter.

Naidu informed the leaders that they will be circulated a detailed note in the matter in three days and suggested that may furnish their views in two weeks.