UPSC encourages women to apply for civil services exam for gender equality in workforce

UPSC encourages women to apply for civil services exam

New Delhi: In a bid to have gender equality in the workforce, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has asked women candidates to apply in greater numbers for the civil services examination (CSE).

Issuing a notification for CSE 2016, the UPSC said: government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply.

UPSC conducts CSE annually in three stages — preliminary, main and interview — to select candidates for the prestigious Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service and Indian Police Service, among others.

The preliminary examination this year will be held on August 7. A total of 1,079 vacant posts in various government services will be filled up through CSE 2016. The result of CSE 2015 is yet to be declared.

The UPSC notice said that candidates are required to apply online on website — www.Upsconline.Nic.In. The online applications can be filled up to May 27, 2016 till 11:59 PM after which the link will be disabled.

(With Agency Inputs)

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