(News) UPSC needs more transparency, chairman DP Agrawal says

UPSC needs more transparency, chairman DP Agrawal says

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is treading a
steady path towards increased transparency, according to its chairman DP Agrawal.
Addressing the probationers at city-based National Academy of Direct Taxes (NADT)
on Tuesday, Agrawal said the commission was continuously striving to put in
place mechanisms that make it more interactive with all stakeholders. “Over the
years various steps have been taken to ensure you do not suffer because of the
system. We will bring in more transparency so that everybody is treated at par,”
said Agrawal.

His statements came in connection to part of his speech where
he talked about civil servants suffering because of delays in bringing a closure
to departmental inquiries. “It has taken seven to 13 years for cases of inquiry
against officers to be brought to final stage. In these years you lose out on
two or maybe three promotions. Every year, I get 700 cases and these are all
Class-I officers. We now make it a point the committee meets within a month of
the official’s file being sent to us and try to reach a decision within six to
seven months if all the paperwork is in order. Of course, we are trying to
better that performance as well,” said Agrawal.

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Courtesy : The Times of India

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