There is no proposal
under the consideration of the Central Government at present to
introduce Yoga in the list of optional subjects in UPSC exams. Further
UPSC has constituted an Expert Committee under chairmanship of Shri B.S.
Baswan to comprehensively examine the various issues, raised from time
to time regarding the Civil Services Examination, with respect to the
eligibility, syllabus, scheme and pattern of the Examination vide notice
dated 12.08.2015. The report of Baswan Committee is currently under the
consideration of the UPSC and the recommendations of the UPSC on the
report are yet to be received.
This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel,
Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime
Minister’s Office, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question
by Shri Sher Singh Ghubaya, Dr. Ravindra Kumar Ray and Prof. Chintamani
Malviya in the Lok Sabha today.