GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1461
ANSWERED ON: 22.08.2013
Recruitment of talented Civil Servants
1461 . SHRI PARSHOTTAM KHODABHAI RUPALA
(a) the action that has been taken by Central Government to recruit extremely talented personnel in cadre like IAS, IPS, IRS, IFS, etc. so that, these talented personnel would execute properly the policies of Government;
(b) the action that has been taken by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to avoid any external influence while recruiting above said cadre and the details thereof; and
(c) whether Central Government intends to depute or recruit officials from State Government in Indian Foreign Services (IFS) as currently State Government officials are not to get IFS cadre?
Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY)
(a): Recruitment to IAS, IPS, IRS, IFS etc. is done through the Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year within the parameter of CSE Rules notified by the Central Government. With a view to ensure that extremely talented personnel are recruited to the above services, the Central Government keeps on reviewing the scheme/pattern of the examination etc. from time to time. Recently with the same objective the Central Government has approved some changes in the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2013.
(b): The UPSC discharges its duties as mandated by the Constitution of India. The examinations are conducted as per Rules notified by Government and merit is the only criteria for selecting the candidates. As such, there is no scope for external influence while recruiting civil servants for various services, viz, IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, etc.
(c): There is no such proposal
Source: Rajya Sabha