1) Our Delhi volunteers in two groups have met few MP’s today (D.Raja, Sitaram Yechury and some new MP’s). Around 15-20 MPs have agreed to support Zero Hour discussion. But as some of you might know that zero hour questions are chosen by a procedure like lottery, among a bunch of questions, without prior notice. These questions are of issues of public importance.
Therefore, to have our questions picked, we need many zero hour submissions. So we will soon upload English / Hindi format of zero hour question. Kindly take the print out of this, and request MPs, to whom you are able to contact, and ask them to place it during Zero Hour submissions. You can email them to your MP’s if you feel he/she will regularly check inbox.
If we are successful in having a few minute of parliamentary discussion, then it’s indeed a great achievement. After this Ministry will provide some assurance which it has to fulfill at any cost.
2) We have received lot of signature submitted through our Online Form. Thanks all for your participation. By next Wednesday, we place our entire support base to the concerned Ministry (DoPT and UPSC). Through Offline mode, we have got good number of signatories. But they are mostly from Delhi.
So to broaden our support, we will upload a signature campaign form. Kindly take print out of this and circulate to your nearest Civil Service Aspirants, Coaching Institutes etc and request them for their support. Once you are completed with this exercise, kindly scan and send to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
3) In 2nd ARC report, it is clearly mentioned to provide lead time after Prelims and Mains changes are implemented.
(http://arc.gov.in/10th/ARC_10thReport_Ch5.pdf Page No: 111)
“188.8.131.52 The Commission agrees with the conclusions reached by the Alagh Committee. However, it is of the view that this should also apply to the Preliminary Examination. In other words, the Preliminary Examination should consist of an objective type test having one or two papers on general studies. The Main Examination should consist of conventional type compulsory papers dealing with the Constitution of India, the Indian legal system, Indian economy, polity, history and culture etc. A Committee may be constituted by the Government in consultation with the UPSC, to decide on the structure and syllabi of the compulsory papers for both, the Preliminary and Main Examinations. Further, the Commission is of the view that sufficient lead time may be provided to the prospective candidates for the civil services from the date of acceptance of these recommendations.”