(Report) UPSC Handled More Than 21 Lakh Applications During 2011-12

Ministry of Personnel, Public
Grievances & Pensions

The 62nd Annual Report of the Union Public Service
Commission (UPSC) for the Financial Year 2011-12 was tabled in the Parliament

The main highlights of the Report are as below:

  1. Under recruitment through examination method, the
    Commission conducted 14 examinations, 10 for recruitment to Civil Services/
    Posts and 4 for Defence Services; a total of 21,02,131 applications were
    received and processed; 9938 candidates interviewed for Civil Services/
    Posts (interviews for Defence Services were conducted by SSB of Min. of
    Defence) and 6863 candidates recommended for appointment to various posts,
    5007 (including 307 candidates recommended through Reserve List) for Civil
    Services/Posts and 1856 for Defence Services/Posts.

  2. 100% Online mode of submission of applications and 100%
    online filling of Detailed Application Forms introduced by the Commission
    for all of its Examinations.

  3.  The Commission processed 528 requisitions involving
    4008 posts for direct recruitment by interview from various
    ministries/departments. 189 requisitions involving 920 posts were advertised
    during the year 2011-12.

  4. A total of 44,442 applications were received against the
    direct recruitment cases; 5238 candidates were called for interview, 3946
    candidates were interview. The number of candidates recommended during the
    period under report was 1036.

  5. The Commission made recommendations in respect of 6747
    officers/ posts regarding suitability of candidates/ officials for
    promotion, deputation, absorption etc.

  6. The Commission considered the service records of 15426
    officers and recommended (a) 6507 officers for promotion in Central Services
    and (b) 240 officers for appointment on deputation/ absorption.

  7. The Commission recommended 2246 SC,ST and OBC candidates
    to fill up the posts reserved for them in recruitment by examination. The
    Commission also recommended 171 SC, ST and OBC candidates from the Reserve
    List. In addition to this figure, 50 SC/ST/OBC candidates were recommended
    against unreserved posts.

  8. The Commission recommended 104 candidates belonging to
    the Scheduled Castes, 41 to the Scheduled Tribes and 233 to the Other
    Backward Classes to fill 67.3 percent of the posts reserved for them through
    Direct Recruitment by selection.

  9. The Commission recommended 14 candidates with
    disabilities out of the 26 posts reserved for them through Direct
    Recruitment by selection.

  10. Where candidates were recommended for recruitment by
    Examination, it was noticed that there was delay of over one year or more in
    issuing offer of appointment by the concerned Ministries/ Departments in 207

  11. The Commission imposed penalties (in respect of
    examination) on 14 candidates who were found to have used unfair means,
    submitted false information and fabricated document in the examination.

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Courtesy: PIB

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