The petitioner, Angesh Kumar, is a candidate of this year’s civil services exam. After a widespread protest spearheaded by primarily the candidates from the so called “Hindi-belt” states, the Union Public Service Commission announced a major revamp in the new marking scheme for CSPE – 2014. The government had also made the provision for excluding the English comprehension section of Paper-II, a move that experts say may downgrade the quality of bureaucracy in the country.
This recent change of two additional attempts for all categories was approved by The Centre. Also, the relaxation on the age will be for valid for Civil Services Examination, 2014.