The Supreme Court docket will on Monday hear a petition filed by aspirants of civil companies examination in search of postponement of examination, performed by Union Public Service Fee (UPSC), within the wake of coronavirus illness (Covid-19) pandemic and floods within the nation.
The petition can be heard by a bench of justices A M Khanwilkar and Sanjiv Khanna.
On Thursday final week, the petitioners’ lawyer had informed media that notices have been issued to respondents (UPSC and Centre). However within the order which was later uploaded on the courtroom’s web site made it clear that the judges solely agreed to listen to the matter with out issuing any discover.
The petition has been filed by 20 UPSC aspirants towards conducting of the Civil Providers (Preliminary) Examination on October four.
“Conducting the aforesaid examination throughout India at such perilous time, is nothing else however placing lives of lakhs of younger college students (together with Petitioners herein) at utmost danger and hazard of illness and demise,” they’ve stated within the plea.
It additional stated that the civil companies examination, being a recruitment examination, is altogether completely different from an instructional examination and within the occasion of its postponement, there wouldn’t be any query of delay or lack of any tutorial session.
The aspirants have pleaded that on account of non-availability of examination centres of their hometowns, lots of them are dealing with “unimaginable” hardship on account of non-availability of or unsafe well being situations in, the PG lodging/ hostels/ inns and many others, the place they’re pressured to stick with their relations, as soon as they’re travelling to an outstation examination centre.