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Don’t meddle with UPSC appointments, Ramadoss tells Centre

PMK founder S. Ramadoss on Sunday accused the Centre of trying to meddle with appointments in the civil services like IAS and IPS.

In a statement, he said that for many years, the UPSC had been allotting cadres to various services based on the merit list. However, now, it has been proposed that 10% of the total marks be allotted for the training period of those who clear the UPSC civil services examination. “After the training period, the candidates will be graded and a new merit list will be prepared after adding up the scores. This is wrong and could be used to filter candidates who are not liked,” he alleged.

“The Centre attempted to change the system last year when it tried to use marks scored during the training period to decide postings. Following severe criticism from political parties, the move was withdrawn. What is the need to bring it up again? They are trying to ensure that those close to IAS officers at the Centre and to the ruling establishment in New Delhi alone get plum posts,” he said.

Velmurugan’s plea

Meanwhile, in a statement, Tamilaga Valvurimai Katchi founder T. Velmurugan on Sunday urged the Opposition parties to get together and oppose the “anti-democratic Bills” passed in the Lok Sabha recently, including amendments to the Right to Information Act. He said the National Investigation Agency Bill was draconian in nature.

Source: thehindu.com

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