NASHIK: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has approved four new centers across the country for the UPSC examinations. One of these new centres include Nashik, the only exam centre in Maharashtra, informed MP Hemant Godse. Efforts by MP Godse to open an examination center at Nashik for the UPSC examinations have finally bore fruit. The Commission has approved this centre considering the facts.
About 15,000 students from North Maharashtra appear for the UPSC exams every year. They will be relieved by this decision. From next year, the NDA and CDS exams will be conducted by the Commission in Nashik. Earlier, there were examination centres at Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nagpur and Aurangabad in the state.
As there was no centre in North Maharashtra, students from five districts namely Nashik, Dhule, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar and Nandurbar had to go to other cities for examinations. MP Godse had been trying for the last four years for a centre in Nashik. For this, he had met the Secretary of the Commission Rajesh Kumar Sinha and the Chairman David in 2017 and stressed the need for the Commission’s examination centre in Nashik.
The UPSC has approved four new examination centres across the country, including Almora (Uttarakhand), Srinagar, Nashik (Maharashtra) and Surat (Gujarat). Due to this decision, the examinations to be held in October this year will be held at the centre in Nashik. An online site will be opened soon and the Nashik Centre option will appear on the screen.
The approval of Nashik examination centre by the Commission has created an atmosphere of satisfaction among the students from North Maharashtra. As many as 14,819 aspirants from Mumbai, 22,842 from Nagpur, 15,355 from Aurangabad, 11,855 from Navi Mumbai, 30,300 from Pune and 10,350 students from Thane will appear for the Civil Services Preliminary (CSP) Examination of the Commission to be held this year.