UPSC to Supreme Court, not possible to postpone civil service examination

New Delhi: 20 UPSC candidates have filed a petition against the Civil Services (Prelims) Examination 2020. The Supreme Court is hearing the petition of UPSC to postpone the examination in view of the continuous increase in the cases of COVID-19.

In view of the growing cases of Coronavirus across the country, some students have filed a petition in the Supreme Court for postponement of the UPSC examination. The court has asked the UPSC to file an affidavit by September 29, giving reasons for not postponing the examination.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has told the Supreme Court that it is not possible to postpone the Civil Services (Prelims) examination that is going on in the country on October 4.

The Supreme Court will now hear this petition on 30 September. Along with this, the Supreme Court has filed an affidavit from the September 29, asking the reasons for not postponing the examination.

Counsel appearing for UPSC on behalf of the case told the court that the civil service (prelims) examination was earlier scheduled for September 30, but it was later postponed to October 4, so now the examination is scheduled on its scheduled schedule. It will be in October only.

The petition filed by Vasireddy Govardhan Sai Prakash and others stated that the UPSC's decision to conduct the examinations as per the amended calendar empowers the petitioners and adopts or pursues any business or profession under Article 19 (1) G of the Constitution Violation of the right.

The petitioners say that this is a seven-hour long offline examination, which will be held in the examination centers of 72 cities of the country and in which about six lakh candidates will take part.

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