New Delhi || Jubilant aspirants of IAS and Civil Services Examination held a public reception on Thursday to felicitate Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh for his role in facilitating the Government decision to declare the Civil Services Preliminary Examination General Studies Paper-II (CSAT) as a qualifying paper and appoint a Committee to revisit the syllabus, pattern and other aspects of the Civil Services Exam. Local MP Shri Manoj Tiwari, who is also a popular Bhojpuri film actor and singer, was present on the occasion.
Dr. Jitendra Singh said, the Narendra Modi government is committed to provide maximum governance with minimum government and in order to achieve this objective, improvement in the functioning of Civil Services is as equally important as ensuring that the future IAS officers entering into services are adapted to the changing requirement of 21st century India and have a natural aptitude to provide the kind of administration that the contemporary India requires.
Dr. Jitendra Singh said, while taking decision on the demand of the students with regard to the IAS examination pattern, the important consideration that weighed on the part of the government was that a level playing field should be provided to all the student groups regardless of their background, their rural or urban upbringing, their stream or subject of study in high school or graduation, etc. In addition, care was also taken to ensure that there was no bias in favour of any group of students on account of language and that no group of aspirants should find itself at disadvantage for not being perfect in a particular language or not having chosen a particular stream of subjects, he observed.
Dr. Jitendra Singh appealed to students that now, since the government has agreed to revisit the pattern of the IAS and Civil Services Examination, the society and the parents of the children expect them to wholeheartedly concentrate in preparing for the forthcoming exam and cultivate in themselves the human and administrative skills to provide and develop a bureaucracy which ensures easy and people-friendly governance.
On the occasion, local MP Shri Manoj Tiwari said that Dr. Jitendra Singh is a highly literate person with insight into different issues but from his humility, nobody can make out that he has such a versatile grip over diverse subjects.
The student leaders profusely garlanded Dr. Jitendra Singh and said that he had demonstrated extraordinary concern and courage by taking into cognizance the longstanding demand of the student community.