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SC Sends Notice to Centre and UPSC on Plea Seeking Postponement of Civil Services Exams Amid Floods and Covid-19

Lawstreet Journal 29 Sep 2020 1:38am

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On Thursday (September 24, 2020), The Supreme Court asked for a response from the Centre and the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on a plea wanting postponement of the civil services examinations which are supposed to take place in 2020 in view of the increase on cases of Covid-19 and also the floods. This case was heard by a bench of 2 justices: Justice A M Khanwilkar and Justice Sanjiv Khanna. They posted the matter for hearing on September 28, 2020 and issued notices to UPSC and Centre.

The petitioners want a postponement of the exams by at least two to three months so that the heavy relentless rains and floods go away and also the number of Covid-19 cases reduces. Vasireddy Govardhana Sai Prakash had filed this plea along with others. The plea said that the decision of the UPSC to conduct the exam in accordance with the Revised Calendar leads to violation of the rights of the petitioners and those similarly situated, under Article 19 (1) (g) of the Constitution. This article speaks about the right to practice their chosen profession/occupation of serving the public.

20 UPSC aspirants filed this plea with the help of Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava against conducting the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination which is going to be held on the 4th of October.

The plea states that a 7-hour long offline examination will be conducted. This exam will be taken by approximately six lakh students across the country in 72 cities all over the country. Conducting an exam… Continue Reading...

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