Civil services have been a preferred career choice for lakhs of talented men and women coming out of colleges and universities in India for decades. Almost one million students appear for the examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) considered to be the most difficult to crack.
The number of candidates attempting to clear it has almost tripled in the last one decade. From 3.84 lakh in 2006, it has reached 11.38 lakh in 2022 (approximate figures) despite the vacancies remaining static (somewhere around 1,000).
Pre-occupation with books, classes and notes can often lead to decline in the level of concentration leading to poor reception and retention of information and knowledge sought to be acquired. Also, not everything can be taught through books, classrooms and notes.
It’s for this reason that we propose to launch an exclusive digital TV platform — Civil Services TV — for UPSC aspirants. By using audio-visual educational programs, particularly on national, international and other important issues, we intend to help students to prepare themselves better for civil services without getting further stressed out.
Popularity of RSTV among civil services aspirants is a testimony to the fact that they are very much interested in such programs. RSTV has more than 2.87 million subscribers on YouTube.
This is all the more important as there have been complaints from civil services aspirants about decline in quality of programmes of all channels. Many have questioned the alleged ideological tinge of its programmes reflected in selection of guests/experts.
Once we launch an exclusive channel for civil services, all those preparing for central and state civil services would automatically flock to our channel, provided we offer quality content, preferably better than what is offered by RSTV.