No additional probability will probably be given to Union Public Service Fee (UPSC) aspirants who exhausted their final try in October 2020, the Supreme Courtroom mentioned as we speak, dismissing a plea that sought one other shot on the civil service examination sighting the coronavirus pandemic and likewise wished a leisure on the age restrict.
A 3-judge panel mentioned just one phrase – “dismissed” – and didn’t learn the judgment additional.
The federal government had agreed to a different probability on the examination for these whose final try was in 2020 however not the one-time leisure on the age restrict that the petition requested for.
The petitioners wished one additional probability as they might not put together nicely for the final yr examination as a result of pandemic. Additionally they wished age barred candidates be given one other probability.
The Supreme Courtroom had taken the matter up with the Centre on a petition looking for an additional probability to seem in one of the crucial aggressive exams within the nation for presidency service.
Initially, the federal government was reluctant to permit those that exhausted their final probability in 2020 to take a seat within the exams for a closing time. Nevertheless, earlier this month, the Centre agreed to the Supreme Courtroom’s transfer to examine if it was attainable to provide yet another probability, if a candidate is inside the age restrict eligible to take the examination.
The highest courtroom had then requested the Centre to think about a one-time waiver of age as a qualifying standards for civil service aspirants for whom the 2020 examination was the ultimate try. It was identified that if age limits had been relaxed, there could be solely 2,236 extra candidates.
The courtroom additionally added that, if this had been to be granted, it will be a one-time measure and couldn’t set a precedent for future circumstances.
The Centre didn’t comply with this and the highest courtroom dismissed all petitions as we speak, even scrapping the final ruling of a closing try on the examination.
The civil providers (preliminary) examination was scheduled for Might 31 final yr and was ultimately held on October 4, after the UPSC advised the highest courtroom the exams couldn’t be postponed any longer.
Yearly stipulates six makes an attempt for normal candidates until the age of 32 years. The OBC candidates have 9 makes an attempt until 35 years whereas SC/ST candidates have limitless makes an attempt until they attain 37 years.
Over 2,000 candidates who appeared final yr had been age barred and can stand benefited if an additional probability was offered to seem this yr.
The UPSC conducts examinations for appointment to central authorities providers. Amongst different capabilities, it appoints officers on promotion, deputation and absorption and likewise frames and amends recruitment guidelines for various providers and posts below the federal government.