UPSC launches helpline for govt. job aspirants from economically weaker section, backward classes

Candidates comming out after attending the UPSC civil service preliminary Examinations at University College in Thiruvananthapuram. File   | Photo Credit: Mahinsha S.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Wednesday launched a toll-free helpline to help government job aspirants from economically weaker sections and backward classes among others.

The commission has opened a helpline, toll-free number- 1800118711, with the objective to assist candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD), who have applied or are intending to apply for the commission's examinations or recruitments, the UPSC said in a statement.

"This initiative is also a part of the commission's endeavour of undertaking queries of such candidates in a friendly manner," the statement said.

The helpline will remain operational on all working days during the office hours, it said.

The initiative is part of celebrations under the 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence.

The UPSC conducts civil services examination to select the country's bureaucrats, diplomats and police officers among others and also holds other tests to recruit government officers.

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