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UPSC Prelims 2020: SC to hear plea for postponing exam on September 28

UPSC Prelims 2020: SC to hear plea for postponing exam on September 28

The Supreme Court has received a plea to postpone the Union Public Service Commission exam this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The court has sought a response from the centre seeking postponement of civil services 2020 examinations. The issue will be heard by the Supreme Court of India on September 28, 2020, however, in the meanwhile, a bench of justice A M Khanwilkar and Sanjiv Khanna issued notices to the UPSC, Centre. The petitioners have requested to postpone the Civil Services Exam for a period of two or three months due to the current climatic conditions with floods, rains, and the Covid-19 situation.

The plea to postponed UPSC exam has been filed by Vasireddy Govardhana Sai Prakash and others to conduct the exam in accordance with the Revised Calendar, and the exam violates the rights of the petitioners and those similarly situated, under Article 19 (1) (g) of the Constitution to practice their chosen profession/occupation of serving the public. This move was joined by 20 UPSC aspirants through advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava against conducting of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination on  October 4.

According to the plea this seven hours long Offline exam, will be taken by approximately six lakh aspirants at test centres in 72 cities across the country.

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