New Delhi, Apr 15: The Chairman and members of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will voluntarily forego 30 per cent of the basic pay for a period of one year, with effect from April, 2020.
According to an official statement here, all officers and staff members of UPSC have volunteered one-day salary to the PM’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation Fund (PM CARES Fund).
Meanwhile, in view of the prevailing lockdown restrictions, a special meeting of the Commission held here on Wednesday reviewed the situation arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was decided that dates for all interviews, examinations and Recruitment Boards, where candidates and advisers are required to travel from all parts of the country, will be reviewed from time to time.
A decision on fresh dates for the remaining Civil Services-2019 Personality Tests will be taken after May 3, 2020, following the close of the second phase of the lockdown.
Dates for the Civil Services-2020 (Prelim), Engineering Services (Main) and the Geologist Services (Main) Examinations have already been announced. Any rescheduling in these examinations, if necessitated by the evolving situation, will be notified on the website of UPSC.
Deferment notices have already been posted for the Combined Medical Services Examination, the Indian Economic Service and the Indian Statistical Service Examination 2020, the statement added.
Dates for the CAPF Exam 2020 will also be notified on the UPSC website.
The National Defence Academy (NDA-I) Examination has already been postponed till further intimation. A decision on the NDA-II Examination will be posted on June 10, the scheduled date for its notification.
Any other decision of the Commission, in respect of all the Examinations, Interviews and Recruitment Boards, will be promptly made available on the Commission’s website. (UNI)