The aspirants in their plea have sought the postponement of civil services 2020 examination for two to three months, citing incessant rains and flood conditions in the country and the rising instances of Covid-19.
The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notices to the Centre and the Union Public Service Commission, asking them to reply to a plea seeking the postponement of the civil services examination amid the coronavirus crisis, Live Law reported.
The court’s order got here on the petition filed by 20 aspirants, who argued that keeping the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination on October four in offline mode would expose them to the infection. Nearly six lakh candidates are scheduled to take the examination at centers throughout seventy-two cities.
“Conducting the aforesaid examination across India at such perilous time, is nothing else but putting lives of lakhs of young students (including Petitioners herein) at utmost risk and hazard of disorder and death,” the plea stated, in accordance to PTI.
The plea further stated that due to the fact civil offerings examination is a recruitment examination, there would no longer be any lengthen or loss of any academic progress. The petition urged for the postponement of the exam stating that many aspirants are facing “unimaginable hardship” or “unsafe fitness conditions”.
“Despite alarming spurt in Covid-19 pandemic, UPSC did not extend the number of Examination Centers, resulting into a scenario where many candidates from rural areas will be pressured to travel for round 300-400 Kilometers, in order to attain to their Examination Centers and there will be excessive chance of such aspirants, getting affected whilst the usage of public transportation for such travel,” the plea added.