The government has advised the apex court the UPSE examinations for 2021 are not allowed.The program was filed seeking additional opportunity for students who could not attend the civil services exam because of Kovid-19.The central government on Tuesday advised the Supreme Court which UPSC civil service aspirants cannot rest for one time in the age limitation and no additional provision for corona-affected civil support applicants.The Supreme Court has discovered a request filed with the UPSC seeking extra effort about the candidates that made the final effort at the preliminary examination in October 2020The Centre told this to a bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar which reserved its verdict on a plea that had sought one more chance in the UPSC’s civil services exam to those aspirants that couldn’t appear in their last attempt in 2020 due to the pandemic.Additional Solicitor General S V Raju, appearing for the Centre, stated that originally the government was not willing to concede the excess chance and it was afterwards done at the suggestion of the bench.This is not the exam where you prepare at the last minutes. Folks prepare for many years collectively, Raju told the bench, including, My very first offer remains.The Centre had on February 5 informed the apex court which it was fine to give an excess chance as a one-time relaxation to all those civil service aspirants, who’d appeared in their final attempt from the 2020 examination and are not age-barred.
It, however, had stated that no relaxation will be granted for 2021 exam to all those candidates who haven’t exhausted their permissible number of attempts to individuals that are otherwise age-barred from looking in 2021 examination according to the prescribed age limitations of unique classes, or to any other candidate for any other reason whatsoever.
This comfort for the candidates and to the extent as prescribed above, shall be a one-time relaxation only and shall apply only for appearing in CSE-2021 and will not be treated as a precedent, it had stated.
On February 1, the Centre had informed the very best court it cannot grant an excess opportunity to civil services aspirants that could not seem or prepare well for their last attempt in the UPSC civil service exam in 2020 because of the outbreak, while reiterating that it would amount to extending differential treatment to similarly placed applicants.
The best court on September 30 last year had refused to postpone the UPSC civil services preliminary exam due to the COVID-19 pandemic and flooding in many areas of the country.
But it had directed the central government and the UPSC to consider granting an excess opportunity to applicants that have their last attempt in 2020, with corresponding extension of the top age-limit.