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Program has beennominated for an Excellence in Summer Learning Award through the John Hopkins Summer Learning Center has received an Excellence in Education Written by Aditi Vatsa | Updated: August 4 2014 5:00 pm Someone who has dreamt of being a collector since he was eight to another who works as a guard to fund his coaching — they are some of the faces at the centre of the UPSC protests Related News From someone who has dreamt of being a collector since he was eight to another who works as a guard to fund his coaching — they are some of the faces at the centre of the UPSC protests ADITI VATSA meets them to find out why they are angry KESHAV N SINGH 25 Detained near India Gate From: Jehanabad Bihar Now stays in a room in Gopalpur village near Mukherjee Nagar paying a monthly rent of Rs 2000 Family: His parents used to work as farm labourers now too old to work He has six elder sisters Education: History graduate from Magadh University Bodh Gaya Studying for a postgraduate degree in history from Nalanda Open University Medium of Education: Hindi Coaching: A coaching centre in Mukherjee Nagar waived off his fee for a general studies course Earlier UPSC attempts: Twice — 2012 and 2013 Why UPSC Singh a self-proclaimed environmental activist says a chance meeting with a minister in the Nitish Kumar government convinced him to take up the civil services exam “I would run from one government office to the other to raise environmental issues I once met the agriculture minister who said that instead of asking others to act on environmental issues I should join the UPSC and act myself” Singh says His story: In 2012 Singh borrowed Rs 2000 from his father and headed for Delhi “There was no way my father could have given me any more money I assured my parents I would find a way to sustain myself once I reach Delhi” he says In Mukherjee Nagar besides preparing for his exams he distributes pamphlets of coaching institutes “I get Rs 300 a day for distributing pamphlets I also worked as a night guard in Indira Vihar” he says SUHAS GOWDA 28 Held last week at Parliament Street police station From: Bangalore Now lives in Mukherjee Nagar north Delhi Family: His father is a chartered accountant with the Archaeological Survey of India and his mother is a homemaker His sister is a software professional Education: BTech from Visvesvaraya Technological University Bangalore Masters in International Business (Grande cole France) He also has a BCom degree through distance learning Coaching: Sri Ram IAS Academy in Rajendra Nagar Delhi Paid Rs 1 lakh for an eight-month-long course in general studies Earlier UPSC attempts: “Once last year I missed the preliminary cut-off marks by 8-9 marks” Why UPSC “After my engineering degree I went to study in France hoping to earn a lot of money dreaming of owning a slew of luxury cars However my subsequent visits to India made me realise the futility of my dreams I then decided to become a civil servant” His story: Delhi is the “Mecca of all civil service aspirants” he says when asked about his move to the Capital a few months ago With an English-medium background Gowda is an unlikely protester “I am not here for myself” he says “The CSAT paper is child’s play for anyone who has an engineering degree But there are many people who are more knowledgeable than many of us but can’t make the cut because they don’t belong to a certain background My friend is a university topper in Kannada literature but because he does not know English he has not been able to qualify in the examination” RUBY KHAN 29 Detained by the police at India Gate when trying to take out a candlelight march with others From: Campirganj village Gorakhpur Uttar Pradesh She now stays alone in a room in Dhaka village in Mukherjee Nagar paying Rs 6500 a month Family: Khan’s parents run a small shop in their village She is their only child Education: Masters in political science from Gorakhpur University Medium of Education: Hindi Coaching: Paid Rs 35000 for a year-long course in general studies at Dhyeya IAS Coaching Services Also paid Rs 44000 for a course in Hindi and political science at the same institute Earlier UPSC attempts: Twice — in 2012 and 2013 — but could not qualify for the Mains Why UPSC “We rarely had electricity at home when we were growing up We used to study by the light of a lantern The village does not have proper roads I want to change this situation” she says Her Story: When she told her family about her decision to go to Delhi to study her father had to sell their house to arrange the money and the family moved in with their relatives Besides studying Khan now takes up sewing assignments “I make about Rs 500 whenever I stitch something and manage to send some money home” she says SATISH KUMAR 29 Detained near India Gate while trying to hold a candlelight march From: Gaya Bihar Now lives in a one-room accommodation in Gandhi Vihar paying a monthly rent of Rs 5000 Family: His father a member of the village panchayat is the sole earning member in the family of five Education: Postgraduate in philosophy from Kurukshetra University and in geography from Nalanda Open University He also has a BEd degree from Delhi University Medium of education: Hindi Coaching: Paid Rs 60000 for courses in philosophy and geography at Patanjali coaching centre in Mukherjee Nagar Earlier UPSC attempts: Three He could not go beyond the Prelims Why UPSC “When I was 8 years old I accompanied my father to a mahapanchayat There a tough-looking man was scolding the panchayat heads I asked my father who the man was He told me he was the Collector I told my dad that I wanted to be a Collector when I grew up” says Kumar His story: Fifteen years after the mahapanchayat incident Kumar reached Delhi Since 2008 he has taken the UPSC examination thrice without any luck “It is not just the issue of poor translation of questions from English to Hindi but the entire curriculum of the exam It gives undue emphasis to logical reasoning and mathematical ability and is unfair to a humanities student like me” he says BALKESH CHOWDHARY 26 Escaped arrest on several occasions when she was a part of protests From: Jhunjhunu Rajasthan Now lives in Mukherjee Nagar Delhi Pays Rs 7000 for a room Family: They are all farmers None is literate Education: MSc in chemistry from Rajasthan University Jaipur Medium of education: Hindi Coaching: G S Academy Mukherjee Nagar Paid Rs 35000 for a general studies course Earlier UPSC attempts: Twice — in 2012 and 2013 She could not clear the Prelims Why UPSC While she was working as a lecturer a colleague suggested that she should take the civil services examination and she came to Delhi She thinks that this is a way of “giving back to society” Her story: Chowdhary had to struggle every year to complete her education “I would not eat at home for days so that my parents would allow me to go to school and then college They are conservative and did not want me to study They wanted me to get married as soon as I turned 18 I have two younger brothers and both are married” she says Since her family did not support her Chowdhary began giving private tuitions to students Later she worked as a lecturer at a college in Jhunjhunu She feels the CSAT format “discriminates” against her “Till Class XII I did not know the difference between ‘this’ and ‘that’ There is no way I can become a civil servant if the UPSC exam format is not changed The government discriminates against us — only 5 per cent of the successful candidates are from non-English medium backgrounds” she says SURENDRA P GUPTA 30 Detained on July 27 near India Gate From: Hussainganj village Azamgarh Uttar Pradesh Now stays in Wazirabad Delhi Shares a room with another UPSC aspirant — each pay Rs 6000 a month Family: His father a farmer passed away in 2007 Education: Masters in public administration Lucknow University Medium of education: Hindi Coaching: None Earlier UPSC attempts: He cleared the civil services preliminary examination twice — in 2007 and 2009 He could not clear the Mains Why UPSC “I was not happy with my job So I decided to take the civil services examination” he says His story: After his father’s death Gupta was forced to take up a clerical job at Allahabad Bank and State Bank of India in Allahabad which he quit for UPSC “I have been a Hindi-medium student but have a fair knowledge of English I noticed that when I was attempting the CSAT paper in Hindi my score dipped This is not just true for me but for many other applicants” Gupta says With just two attempts left Gupta shifted to Delhi a month ago “My friends were in Delhi preparing for UPSC So I thought that I should give my last two attempts my best shot and rushed to Delhi ” he says Explained THE LOWDOWN Exam the format Entry into India’s civil services happens through an annual screening process conducted by the Union Public Services Commission The process includes three phases: Preliminaries Mains and an interview Till 2011 the preliminary examination had two papers: one on general studies carrying 150 marks and another on an optional subject carrying 300 marks In the revised format the number of papers at the preliminary level are still two but applicants can no longer choose subjects Both papers are of 200 marks each The first Prelims paper tests students on their knowledge of current events history politics and governance economics environment and general science The second paper is CSAT or the Civil Services Aptitude Test (though UPSC doesn’t use the term) and has questions on communication skills logical reasoning and analytical ability decision-making and problem-solving general mental ability basic numeracy (Class X level) data interpretation (charts graphs tables data sufficiency etc of Class X level) English language comprehension skills (Class X level) The last section of this paper has questions to test the English comprehension skills (Class X level) Both papers have multiple choice objective-type questions At the second level the Mains there are two qualifying papers — one in any Indian language among those included in the Eighth Schedule the second on English Apart from the qualifying papers there are seven papers each carrying 250 marks Four papers are on general studies two are on an optional subject and one essay paper The interview carries 275 marks Why are students protesting In 2011 UPSC introduced the CSAT as part of the preliminary exam The CSAT paper quizzes students on logical reasoning communication skills problem-solving decision-making data interpretation and English language comprehension skills This is where most protesters have a problem They say it discriminates against students from regional backgrounds or with no professional degrees Students also allege that the Hindi translation of comprehension passages in CSAT is poorly done They say the weightage given to CSAT questions is more than for the general studies ones Demands of protesters They want the civil services examination scheduled for August 24 to be postponed They want CSAT to be scrapped or made optional or turned into a qualifying paper They also demand that the applicants should not be quizzed on their English language skills at any level in the screening process saying it discriminates against students from regional backgrounds Protesting applicants say UPSC can provide an English proficiency course to those who qualify in the examination and interview UPSC take In a recent communication to the Department of Personnel and Training the UPSC opposed any move to either postpone or cancel the Prelims on August 24 The DoPT had asked about the possibility of the CSAT paper being scrapped or its marks not being tabulated at all during evaluation The UPSC said a postponement of the exam was difficult given the number of students enrolled to write it and also warned against any tinkering with CSAT at this time because of the possibility of inviting litigation For all the 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Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by PTI | Mumbai | Published: March 25 2013 7:35 pm Related News After being clouted by some legislators a day after he fined one of them for speedinga Maharashtra police officer was today suspended for being “rude” even as two arrested MLAs allegedly involved in the incident in the Assembly premises walked out of jail on bail Home Minister R R Patil announced in the assembly the suspension of Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Suryavanshi for being “rude and misbehaving” with Bahujan Vikas Agadhi MLA Kshitij Thakura decision ostensibly aimed at buying peace with the legislators who stalled proceedings of the two Houses of legislature over the last few days demanding action against the officer Suryavanshiattached to the Worli police stationwas thrashed by a group of MLAs outside the visitors gallery at Vidhan Bhavanstate’s legislature complexon Tuesdaya day after he had stopped Thakur’s vehicle on the Bandra-Worli Sea Link for speeding and slapped a fine On Wednesdaythe Assembly had suspended five MLAs — Ram Kadam (MNS)Jaykumar Rawal (BJP)Kshitij Thakur (Bahujan Vikas Agadhi)Rajan Salvi (Shiv Sena) and Pradeep Jaiswal (Independent)–for their alleged involvement in the unsavoury episode Patil said he had watched the CD of the “verbal duel” Suryavanshi had with Thakur on Bandra-Worli sealink on March 18 following which he had announced in the legislative council that the incident will be probed and the officer would be sent on forced leave “As per the preliminary inquiry by DCP S R Nilevad (DCPTraffic-South)Suryavanshi was rude to Thakurwhich is unbecoming of a police officer He will be suspended till the inquiry is complete” Patil said Thakur and Kadam walked out of jail as Metropolitan Magistrate U M Padwad ordered their release on bail The court ordered their release on sureties of Rs 15000 each and directed them to appear before the Crime Branch office in Mumbai every Wednesday between 11 AM and 1 PMtill the completion of investigation The two were arrested last Thursday after they had surrendered before the Crime Branch following registration of an FIR against them based on a complaint by Suryavanshi The protesting MLAs lashed out at Suryavanshisaying he had no business to be in the Assembly premises Ashish Jaiswal (Shiv Sena) said Suryavanshi was from traffic department of the Police “What traffic duty was he performing in Vidhan Bhavan that MLAs were booked for obstructing him from perfoming his duties” he asked Jadhavwho was allegedly beaten up by the police two years agosaid seven policemen had been booked under section 307 (attempt to murder) in the casebut nobody was arrested They contended that their fellow MLAs had been wrongly booked under section 353 of the IPC (obstructing a government servant from discharging his duties) as Suryavanshi was not on duty when he was allegedly assaulted Home Minister Patil said he would make a statement on Jadhav’s case tommorrow “Since the matter is subjudiceI will take legal opinion and make a statement tommorrow” he said Patil also announced the setting up of a seven-member committee headed by Ganpatrao Deshmukhseniormost MLA belonging to Peasants and Workers Party (PWP)to probe the assault on Suryavanshi Speaker Dilip Walse Patil asked the chairman of the committee Deshmukh to submit his report as early as possible The terms of reference of the committee would include whether suspension of five legislators accused of beating up the police officer be revoked or not The committee is expected to submit its report in a week’s time For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: June 28 2015 10:53 am During his visit dates of which have not been finalised yet Shah will reach out to a cross section of voters with special emphasis on Dalits Related News Seeking to project itself as an alternative to Dravidian parties the BJP has planned a major outreach programme in Tamil Nadu ahead of next year’s Assembly polls with party president Amit Shah likely to visit the state soon Tamil Nadu has elected only Dravidian governments in the last nearly 50 years During his visit dates of which have not been finalised yet Shah will reach out to a cross section of voters with special emphasis on Dalits Share This Article Related Article “Our national president (Amit Shah) is going to visit Tamil Nadu to reach out to Scheduled Caste people His visit is on the cards” BJP general secretary in-charge of party affairs in Tamil Nadu P Muralidhar Rao told PTI here Asked if Shah would also visit rural areas Rao said “When I say reach out it will not be confined to the capital (alone)” “We will be having regular reach out programmes aimed at creating an opinion among the people that there is an alternative (in Tamil Nadu)” Rao said adding the state desperately needed one BJP has already begun identifying the assembly segments where it feels it could do well According to sources all Assembly constituencies would be divided into three categories– A+ A and B– based on various parameters including votes the party got in the Lok Sabha elections last year While Coimbatore Kanniyakumari Ramanathapuram and Vellore districts where BJP secured sizable votes in Lok Sabha elections fall within the A+ bracket constituencies in other areas have been categorised as A or B Besides Shah Union ministers from the party would also be visiting the state About 5000 active members would fan out to different Assembly seats to strengthen the party organisation and build a larger support base sources said The BJP had contested the LS elections as part of a rainbow alliance comprising DMDK MDMK and PMK Of the 39 seats BJP had contested seven and won Kanniyakumari While MDMK has since walked out of the NDA the other major ally PMK has been critical of the Narendra Modi government on various issues Earlier this 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