Nashik: District collector Suraj Mandhare has assured S K Gupta, the deputy secretary of the Union Public Service Commission that the administration will take all steps to ensure the examinations conducted by UPSC takes place as per the norms of the commission.
Nashik will be conducting the UPSC exams for the first time after the commission approved a centre here. Around 4,400 candidates will be appearing for the civil services (Preliminary) examinations on October 10, 2021.
The administration has identified 12 centres in Nashik city, where the examinations will be conducted.
Gupta was in Nashik today (Thursday) to oversee the preparations for the exams and conducted training for the officers and employees linked with the conduct the exams. He was accompanied by undersecretary Deep Pant and Ujjwal Kumar.
During the meeting, the officers went through the preparedness for the examination and suggested things that needed the attention of the district administration.
The collector said the Nashik district administration is prepared to conduct the exams and several training modules were also scheduled for the staff so that the exams are held in an error-free manner.
The centres at Nashik will benefit candidates from the Nashik division, including Nashik, Ahmednagar, Jalgaon, Dhule and Nandubar districts.
Earlier, the candidates had to go to Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Aurangabad or Nagpur to give the exams, but now they will not have to travel so far.