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What are the new Jharkhand Combined Civil Services Examination Rules 2021?

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What are the new Jharkhand Combined Civil Services Examination Rules, 2021?


Jharkhand has for the first time framed rules pertaining to Jharkhand Civil Services.

  • This will supersede the Bihar Civil Services (Executive Branch) and the Bihar Junior Civil Services Recruitment Rules of 1951.

Why was the Jharkhand Combined Civil Services Examination Rules, 2021 needed?

At least 204 petitions related to confusion, corruption in the selection process and irregularities among others were filed in the High Court against the Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC) with more than 30 per cent cases pending in the courts.

  • In the last examination, the result of the Prelims examinations was declared thrice due to various reasons.

What do the new rules state?

  1. The cadre-controlling department shall calculate the number of vacancies each year on January 1 with respect to the service to be filled in that particular year by direct recruitment and shall provide requisition for appointment to the Commission after roster clearance through the Department of Personnel, Administrative Reforms and Rajbhasha.
  2. Marks obtained in Main (Written Test) Language Paper which is only qualifying in nature will not be added to the aggregate marks for calculation of percentage of marks, or for preparation of merit list for Main (Interview Test), or for preparation of final merit list.

Rules that experts say may create controversy:

  1. Technically there is no reservation in Prelims.
  2. There is no provision in the news rules for the graduation final year/appearing applicants. The UPSC, however, has a provision.
  3. The request for withdrawal of candidature received from a candidate after he has submitted his application will be not entertained by the Commission.
  4. The number of attempts of candidates may also get affected.


Prelims Link:

  1. Power to create a new all India service.
  2. Powers and functions of State Public Service Commissions.
  3. Who can frame rules for All India Services.
  4. What is a Joint Public Service Commission?

Sources: Indian Express.