Disabled People for CSS Exam

FPSC allows physically faced candidates to apply for all occupational groups of CSS exam.

The Federal Public Service Commission has allowed physically challenged candidates to apply for all the 12 occupational groups of civil service to appear in the Central Superior Service examinations.

The decision was permitted in FPSC’s governing body earlier this year followed by the endorsement of the federal cabinet in 2017 against a formal request of the board. Formerly, candidates with physical disabilities could only apply for four groups including postal services, information groups, audit and accounts, and trade as well as commerce.

As said by a senior officer in the FPSC, the decision was made after comprehensive negotiations by the FPSC commission and will come into force effective directly. 



Special Persons Passed CSS Exam:

The issue of candidates who are physically disabled and not allowed to select for the department of their optimal appeared in 2007 when a blind student stood fourth in the CSS final result, on the other hand, was denied entry into the Foreign Service of Pakistan. A request was later made to the premier to relax the rules in her good turn, which was approved. Two additional disabled candidates who had passed the examination had approached the court and asked the FPSC to review the verdict terming Rule 9(2) discriminatory.

In 2017, the FPSC forwarded a summary to the Prime Minister for formal approval, allowing all candidates to apply against all occupational groups. The federal cabinet similarly approved the summary in September besides the FPSC notified in 2018.

Changes to syllabus:

In the same way, the commission, in the light of recommendations from the Higher Education Commission (HEC), also agreed not to suggest changes to the syllabus of the universities, for it is excessively premature as it was reviewed in 2015-16. The recommendation to modify the syllabus came after the poor report of FPSC in 2015 in which hardly two percent of the candidates cleared the test although the examiner's reviews were uncomplimentary, criticizing candidates writing, preparation, as well as writing expression.

The commission likewise lamented that academies guess papers and additional shortcuts were not aimed at help candidates, which was common among candidates. The demands for reforms in the FPSC have not been new and in 2017 the Senate chairperson formed Senate’s special committee on Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) Report of 2015.

The committee in progress observing into the mandate, structure, syllabus, and method of examination to comprehend if it met the contemporary requirements of governance and in delivery of services besides additional applicable kinds of stuff. 

Tribune Pakistan.

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