UPSC Committee’s recommendations regarding conducting UPSC examination in all Scheduled languages – No request from UPSC regarding delinking of scheduled languages
(i) The language adopted by the UPSC for conducting its examination should be based on their growth in the higher educational system and the inclusion of a language in the Eighth Schedule should not be the only basis for its adoption by the UPSC in its All India and Higher Central Services Examinations.(ii) All candidates should have the option to write Civil Services Examination either in Hindi or English.(iii) The candidates in the Civil Services Examination should be allowed to write their papers (other than the Indian Language and English Compulsory Papers) in any of the languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution provided the candidate has had her/his graduation in that particular language medium of examination.(iv) In the interest of maintaining the equality and standards of examination conducted by UPSC, a minimum number of 25 (twenty five) candidates will be required for conducting examination in any one language.(v) Considering the dynamics of growth of languages in the higher education system, UPSC may review the above policy after a gap of three years.
Source : PIB