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'UPSC doesn’t have the authority to consider candidates submitting their degree certificates late as qualified for civil service examinations': Supreme Court Overrules Bombay HC decision

Lawstreet Journal 21 Jul 2021 5:12pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary 'UPSC doesn’t have the authority to consider candidates submitting their degree certificates late as qualified for civil service examinations': Supreme Court Overrules Bombay HC decision

The Supreme Court of India, on 20th July, (Tuesday) overturned the Bombay High Court's (Aurangabad Bench) decision regarding the Civil Services Examination Rules, 2020, granting Union Public Service Commission the authority to recognise a candidate, who has submitted his or her degree certificate after the cut-off date, as qualified to take the civil service examination under extraordinary circumstances.

The Supreme Court, although, did not interfere with the eventual relief given to the petitioners by the Bombay High Court, since it had last week allowed 5 applicants to attend the interview despite having submitted their mark certificates after the cut-off date. The Supreme Court, granted the requested remedy in light of the problems brought by the COVID epidemic. Simultaneously, the Court stated that it was a one-time exception with no precedent value (Deepak Yadav and others vs UPSC and others).

The Supreme Court of India, granted permission for five civil service aspirants who passed the mains but were disqualified for submitting their degree certificates late to attend the UPSC interview.

On 20th July, Tuesday, a panel of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Sanjiv Khanna was hearing a special leave petition filed by the UPSC challenging the Bombay High Court's interpretation of Note II of Rule 7 of the Civil Service Examination Rules 2020.

The Bombay High Court (Aurangabad Bench) had stated the same opinion when it directed the UPSC, to accept two applicants who were unable to show their degree certificates along with their application form for the Mains test as… Continue Reading...


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