New Delhi, September 28
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), which conducts the civil services examinations for selection of IAS, IPS, IFS and allied central services, on Monday told the Supreme Court that it was not possible to defer the examinations any further.
“It’s not possible to defer civil services exams,” the counsel for the UPSC told a Bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar.
The commission’s advocate sought to highlight the fact that the civil services exams had already been delayed by several months and the preliminary examination was scheduled to be held on October 4.
Asking the UPSC to file an affidavit, the top court posted the matter for further hearing on Wednesday.
Amid the growing number of Covid-19 cases, a group of 20 students had moved the Supreme Court last week seeking postponement of civil services examinations by two-three months. The seven-hour-long offline civil services preliminary exam, 2020, on October 4 was expected to be taken by approximately six lakh aspirants at test centres spread over 72 cities across India.— TNS
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