On Monday, the apex court docket had directed Union Public Service Fee (UPSC) to submit response as to why the Civil Providers (Preliminary) examinations shouldn’t be postponed. The us counsel objected to the plea for the deferment of the exams, as it might upset the schedule of the exams.
A bench comprising Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, B.R. Gavai and Krishna Murari had requested the Union Public Service Fee counsel to file an affidavit by Tuesday. The bench will proceed to listen to the matter immediately.
The plea, filed by Vasireddy Govardhana Sai Prakash and others via advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, sought that the Civil Providers examination needs to be postponed for 2 to 3 months, as Covid-19 instances have been peaking at present and the curve might flatten on this time interval.
The petitioners additionally cited incessant rains disrupting each day life in lots of elements of the nation.
Within the earlier listening to on the matter, the highest court docket had mentioned: “Liberty is granted to serve advance copy on the Standing Counsel for the Union Public Service Fee in addition to on the Standing Counsel for the Central Company representing Union of India via electronic mail/on-line.”
The plea contended that the examination, being a recruitment examination, is altogether totally different from a tutorial examination and thus within the occasion of its postponement, there wouldn’t be any query of delay or lack of any tutorial session.
“Within the instantaneous case, about 6 lakh aspirants (together with the petitioners herein) are prone to seem within the captioned Civil Providers (Preliminary) Examination, which is a seven hours offline examination, in only a few centres at 72 cities throughout India.
“In the meantime, Covid-19 instances are growing in India at an alarming charge of greater than 80,000 instances per day,” mentioned the plea.
The plea argued that the worst affected by the conducting the Civil Providers (Preliminary) Examination 2020, on October 4, would be the college students belonging to the center class or decrease center class.
“The privileged should still seem in these exams, with out worrying about transport, lodging, or different bills. Nevertheless, the under-privileged college students shall be pressured to undergo utmost injustice and deprivations,” the petitioners contended.
The plea mentioned the choice of the us to conduct the examination, on this present situation, violates the rights of the petitioners and people equally located, underneath Article 19 (1) (g) of the Structure.
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