The petition of three candidates was heard in the Supreme Court. All these three candidates had cleared the UPSC-2021 preliminary examination, but could not appear in all the papers of the main examination after being found infected with Kovid-19.
UPSC Exams: Union Public Service Commission on the demand to conduct the examination again for the candidates who could not sit in the UPSC examination due to being Corona positive. (UPSC) has clarified its stand. Supreme court (Supreme Court) UPSC in response to the petition filed in (Union Public Service Commission) told the top court that there is no provision to conduct the examination again if a candidate does not appear for the examination on the scheduled date due to any reason. Be it illness, accident or something else.
The petition of three candidates was heard in the Supreme Court on Tuesday. All these three candidates had cleared the UPSC-2021 preliminary examination, but could not appear in all the papers of the main examination after being found infected with Kovid-19. These candidates are now demanding to be given an additional chance to appear in the examination. The UPSC filed an affidavit in the apex court saying any decision regarding age relaxation and compensatory/extra effort in civil services examination is a “policy matter” which falls under the purview of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).
Examination as per the rules of the Central Government
“The commission usually conducts 13 examinations during a year in addition to several recruitment examinations,” the commission said. In respect of these examinations, if a candidate fails to appear in the examination on the prescribed date for any reason including any disease/accident, rendering him/her unable to take the examination, there shall be no provision for holding the examination again. Not there.’ The commission said that in the past, the commission has not conducted any re-examination under similar circumstances. It has been said in the affidavit that UPSC conducts the Civil Services Examination in accordance with the rules of examination made annually by the Government of India in the Ministry of Personnel.
The examination was conducted at 24 centers across the country
UPSC told the apex court that the Civil Services Main (Written) Examination 2021 was successfully conducted from January 7 to January 16 at 24 centers across the country. During this, the Kovid protocol was fully followed. No separate arrangement was made for the corona infected candidates in the Kovid-19 protocol. The commission said that we are fulfilling the constitutional obligation to supply manpower to the government by filling important vacant posts on time.
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