Three aspirants, who cleared the UPSC 2021 prelims exam however couldn’t appear in all papers of the main exam held final month after testing optimistic for COVID-19, have approached the Supreme Court searching for an extra attempt to appear in the exams.
The petitioners have sought a path to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to lengthen them an extra attempt to appear in the exam or in the alternate make some association to appear in remainder of the papers, which they might not give, earlier than the publication of consequence.
While two of the three petitioners had to depart the main exam, held from January 7 to 16, in-between after showing in some preliminary papers, the third aspirant couldn’t appear in any of the papers due to COVID.
The plea got here up for listening to on Monday earlier than a bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and C T Ravikumar.
The bench requested senior advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan, who was showing for the petitioners, to serve the copy of the petition to the standing counsel for the involved respondents.
Give advance copy. Let the opposite aspect come and reply, the bench mentioned and posted the matter for listening to on March 7.
Sankaranarayanan instructed the bench that the UPSC mains examination was held in the second week of January and out of the three petitioners, two of them had appeared in some papers earlier than they had been examined optimistic for COVID.
He mentioned the petitioners may have suppressed and lied, however they didn’t.
The petitioners, in their plea filed by advocate Shashank Singh, have mentioned that they had been examined optimistic for COVID-19 in the RTPCR take a look at studies dated January 13, 14 and January 6.
The plea mentioned the petitioners couldn’t give the UPSC mains examination after testing optimistic for COVID-19 and owing to the restrictions imposed underneath the strict quarantine pointers of the federal government.
Also, there was absence of any form of coverage of UPSC which may present preparations for such petitioners who had been COVID optimistic throughout the span of mains examination or earlier than it, it mentioned.
The petitioners are approaching this courtroom underneath Article 32 and searching for a path to the Respondent/ UPSC to lengthen them an extra (extra) attempt to appear in the examination or in alternate, make some association to appear in the remainder of papers which the petitioners couldn’t give earlier than the publication of results of civil service mains examination 2021, the plea mentioned.
It claimed that absence of coverage and no association to accommodate COVID-19 optimistic petitioners to appear in the civil service mains examination 2021 have violated their rights, together with that of underneath Article 14 (equality earlier than regulation) of the Constitution of India.
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