UPSC CSAT row: Akhilesh Yadav writes to Narendra Modi

Written by PTI | Lucknow | Updated: Jul 29 2014, 04:03am hrs
UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding his intervention in the UPSC CSAT row as large number of Hindi medium students from the state write the prestigious exam every year.

Yadav requested him to re-consider the new pattern of civil services preliminary examination and CSAT "keeping in mind theory of equality".

"Large number of students from UP write UPSC examination and their primary language is Hindi. In CSAT, the question papers made available to aspirants in Hindi and other languages are being translated through a software due to which their actual meaning gets distorted and aspirants get confused," Yadav said in his letter.

Civil Services aspirants have been protesting in New Delhi and demanding change in the pattern of preliminary examination and scrapping of CSAT, calling it discriminatory for the students from humanities and Hindi backgrounds.

The issue has been raised in Parliament too.