The four major changes introduced to civil services exams pattern by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), according to Tamil Nadu CM, J Jayalalithaa, violate our Constitution. She termed the new UPSC norms highly discriminating especially against non-Hindi speaking civil services aspirants.
The new selection process based on these changes she believes will throw civil services candidates from non-Hindi speaking regions on the back foot. She communicated the PM Manmohan Singh through a letter and pleaded him to intervene in this matter, expecting him to make the UPSC reconsider these unjust (as she calls them) changes.
Jayalalithaa said the new UPSC terms violate the Right to Equality in public employment mentioned in Article 16 of the Constitution. Highlighting the four main changes in civil services exam pattern, she said students from rural backgrounds in Tamil Nadu and other places have lost their interest in civil services and may become completely indifferent also.
She stated that this new line of norms has nothing for non-Hindi states and backward classes and favors urban and English educated candidates. She also said that it is illogical to deny candidates the chance to write exams in Tamil unless they have graduated in that medium.