UPSC Prelims 2020: The Supreme Court has rejected the petition to postpone the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination. The exam is scheduled to be held on October 04, 2020.
UPSC Prelims 2020: The Supreme Court today dismissed the petition to postpone the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination. The exam is scheduled to be held on October 04, 2020. The court said that the commission should make necessary arrangements by following all the rules required for the examination. The UPSC was asked to make arrangements for segregating the ‘cuff-cold’ aggrieved candidates so that other candidates could not get infected. At the same time, the Union Public Service Commission informed in its affidavit during the ongoing hearing in the Supreme Court that if the Civil Services Preliminary Examination is postponed, then the expenditure of Rs 50 crores incurred on the preparation of the examination may be lost.
In an application filed in the Supreme Court regarding the postponement of the Civil Services Prelims Exam for two-three months, Deban Roy, an Assistant Commandant of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), has given the application. In this, he has demanded that due to the circumstances arising due to the Corona epidemic, he had to take up additional work, due to which his preparation for the examination has been interrupted.
A bench of Justice AM Khanwilkar, Justice BR Gavai and Justice Krishna Murari asked the Center to consider providing an opportunity to the candidates who would not be able to join their last attempt due to the Kovid epidemic. The bench refused to consider convening the 2020 examination of the civil service in conjunction with 2021 and said that it would have adverse effects.