In an important step towards giving the Indian civil services an
inclusive look, a Mumbai based NGO and top experts of the filed
are running a campaign to select talented students from the
marginalized sections of the country so as to train them free of
cost for the coveted exams.
"Aishabai & Haji Abdul Latif Charitable Trust, a renowned NGO based
in Mumbai, has joined hands with the country's top UPSC and MPSC
coaching classes to select and train talented students free of
cost for one year", Farooque Naikwade, the main architect of
the campaign said
while talking to ummid.com.
Naikwade - author of the books 'Steelframe' and 'IASMantra', is responsible for bringing
hundreds of students from rural area and lower socio-economic
strata including minorities into the administration.
"Under the campaign, Steelframe
Talent Search Abhiyan, the trust in association with Synergy Study
Point of Pune, Discovery IAS of New Delhi and Liven Information
technologies Pvt. Ltd. is conducting examination at 14 centres
across India to select 100 students to be trained 50 each for UPSC
and MPSC exams", he added.
The exams to be held on September
30, 2012 will select talented students based on written tests
comprising of three sections. Out of them a total of 100 students
- 50 for UPSC and 50 for MPSC, will then be selected after
Though the test is open to all,
there is a 50 per cent reservation for the students from the
It is said that there is a gap in
Indian policy due to the inadequate representation of people from
rural areas and from the minority communities specially the
Muslims in the Indian Civil Services.
It is expected that the campaign
running side by side with other NGOs of the country will help
boost the tally of marginalised sections of the country in the
Indian civil services.
Aspiring students can log on to
www.thesteelframe.com for further details.