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Question on Extension of Uploading EWS Certificates Deadline for Civil Services Examination: Supreme Court issues Notice on UPSC’s Plea

Lawstreet Journal 26 Feb 2021 10:30pm

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Various Special Leave Petitions had been filed pleading for extension of the deadline for uploading the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) Certificates in order to avail reservations under the said category. A notice on the same was issued by the Hon’ble Supreme Court on Thursday (February 18, 2021) responding to the question. 

The matter was heard by a bench comprising Justices Rohinton F. Nariman, BR Gavai and Hemant Gupta. The bench went on to issue a notice on the SLPs along with the prayer for interim relief which is returnable in three weeks. It has obligated the Respondents to file a Counter Affidavit within the following three weeks. 

The SLPs challenged an order dated September 11, 2020, which was furnished by a Delhi High Court Division Bench comprising Justices Siddharth Mridul and Talwant Singh. In the said order, the Court of law had upheld an order of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) dated January 13, 2020. 

The main contention before the CAT was that the concerned authorities were unaware of the procedure for the issuance of the EWS Certificates, owing to the newly passed 103rd Amendment of the Constitution. This amendment recognised EWS as a separate category to avail benefits of reservation for the first time in Indian history. 

Due to the same irregularity and confusion in procedure the candidates could not get their certificates issued well within the time frame, i.e, before August 1, 2019. The CAT accepted their submission and directed the date set forth to be extended to August 16, 2019. Nonetheless,… Continue Reading...


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