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Supreme Court Allows Physically Disabled Persons to Apply For IPS, IRPFS, DANIPS Services Provisionally In UPSC Selection Process

Lawstreet Journal 26 Mar 2022 6:37am

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On Friday an interim order was passed by the Supreme Court, which allowed the physically disabled persons, who have cleared the UPSC Civil Service exam, to provisionally apply to the Union Public Service Commission for selection to the Indian Police Service, Indian Railways Protection Force Service, and Delhi, Daman & Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep Police Service (DANIPS).

A Bench consisting Of Justice Khanwilkar and Justice Abhay S Oka passed an interim order in a writ petition which was filed by NGO National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled that challenged the blanket exclusion of the disabled from these services.

An assistance of Attorney General of India KK Venugopal was sought in the matter by the Bench on last occasion and submitted that the Union Government wanted to file a reply to the petition.

A time of two weeks was sought by Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta for filling reply to the petition.

Appearing for the petitioner, the Senior Advocate Arvind P Datar, sought an interim order, which permitted the petitioners and similarly placed persons to submit their application form to the Secretary General of Union Public Service Commission up to next week and submitted their claim can be considered subject to the outcome if the proceedings. 

He also pointed out that the last date for the application was 24th March 2022 and the personality test starts from 5th April 2022.

The Senior Advocate Arvind P Datar submitted:

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