Civil service candidates who missed their closing try final year amid the coronavirus pandemic will get yet another likelihood to seem within the UPSC examination, offered they’re inside the eligible age restrict, the centre advised the Supreme Court docket right this moment.
“This rest for the candidates… shall be a one-time rest solely and shall apply just for showing in CSE-2021 and shall not be handled as a precedent,” the centre mentioned in a notice to the Supreme Court docket right this moment.
“We respect your stand,” a bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari mentioned right this moment, and adjourned the proceedings to Monday.
Rachna Singh, who has been getting ready for some of the aggressive exams within the nation performed by the Union Public Service Fee (UPSC), had filed a petition within the Supreme Court docket searching for yet another likelihood to aim the test. Ms Singh claimed the disruption attributable to the pandemic left many civil service aspirants unable to arrange effectively.
The civil providers preliminary examination scheduled on Might 31 final year was ultimately held on October 4.
In an affidavit earlier, the centre had mentioned the declare by the petitioner that candidates couldn’t put together effectively for the examination on account of stress amid the lockdown necessitated by the pandemic was not fully true as they got further time to arrange by suspending the civil service (preliminary) examination from Might 31 to October 4, 2020.
In September final year, the Supreme Court docket advised the centre and the UPSC to contemplate giving an additional likelihood to candidates who in any other case had their final try in 2020, with a corresponding extension within the higher age restrict.
Nevertheless, on January 22, the centre mentioned it was not in favour of giving one other likelihood to these aspirants citing it will create a “cascading impact, detrimental to the general functioning and level-playing discipline obligatory for a public examination system”.
At the least 4,86,952 candidates appeared for the examination on October 4, based on authorities knowledge.
The principle examination for civil providers 2020 was held from January 8 to 17. Over 10,000 candidates had been shortlisted for the principle examination, based mostly on marks they received within the preliminary examination.
The notification for civil providers examination this year is scheduled to be launched on February 10.
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