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Plea for Extra Chance in UPSC MAINS; ‘DoPT Will Have To Decide.’ Centre to Supreme Court.

Lawstreet Journal 22 Mar 2022 11:40pm

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A petition by three civil service aspirants was adjourned by the Supreme Court. The petition was related to the aspirants who has missed out the papers in the Civil Services Mains Examination due the COVID pandemic and were seeking relief for 25th March’2022. 

The matter was listed before the bench of Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice AS Oka

The petition was filed by the UPSC aspirants who had cleared the Civil Services Prelims Examination 2021 and were qualified to give the Civil Services Mains Examination scheduled from  7th - 16th January , 2022. 

Upon being called for a hearing in the Supreme Court on 21st March, Advocate Naresh Kaushik who represented UPSC submitted that an affidavit will be filed by the UPSC.

The Senior Advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan who represented the petitioners that no reply was filed by UPSC in the due time period.

The Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati, who was representing the Union informed the Bench that the results were already announced and submitted and there was no serious urgency as such. The Senior Advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan, raised strong objections for publishing the results. He submitted that UPSC had earlier sought time in order to file its response but in between published the result.

The Bench on the submission made by ASG Bhati said that it would not  be possible to file an affidavit till Friday. The Court commented: “UPSC will only have to make a statement as to whether one opportunity can be granted or not. Last… Continue Reading...

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