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What is the significance of fee remission for females in the UPSC Prelim exam?

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Please see this post on the same issue on this blog before reading this. On the same forum a new elaborate comment on this matter by a forum member:

It is true that the government does many things on the gender front without following it whole-heartedly (such as the gender budgeting by Chidambaram). Still in my opinion, this has a lot more than what meets the eye.

1. It is a clear policy statement by the UPSC/government. It has no tangible benefits except the 50 Rupees for the womenfolk but it will have ramifications. They may extend it to all other UPSC exams (ideally they should) including the Civil Services Main examination. Maybe someday the reservation for women in the parliament will also become a reality.

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January 7th, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Debate on the fee exemption to females in the UPSC Prelims

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UPSC aspirants and students (including females) are debating the utility and futility of the fee remission that has been made available to the women applicants now along with the SCs, STs and the PH candidates. These are excerpts (as on 12 pm, 5 Jan, 09) of the debate on a forum (link may have expired).

Not all agree that this move by UPSC vis-a-vis the Civil Services examination will lead to some kind of empowerment etc. and that it is a mere tokenism. Please note that all views in block quotes below are by students/participants in the said forum.

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January 5th, 2010 at 12:08 am

UPSC will not charge any examination fee from females

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In the recently notified UPSC Civil Services Examination (also called the IAS Exam/examination by many), the Union Public Service Commission has decided to give fee exemption to females along with the SCs, STs and the PH category. This is a welcome step and probably will be admitted in the UPSC examination system and be applied to all the exams conducted by the commission.

Please note that this fee is the remission on the 50 Rupees fee to be paid after buying the application form. Women and everyone else (including the SC, ST, PH category candidates) have to buy the UPSC forms in 20 Rupees and there is no fee rebate on that.

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January 4th, 2010 at 6:10 pm