The Supreme Court on Friday said that the Center has not agreed to provide additional opportunities for UPSC candidates. A bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar, hearing the case, directed the Central Government to file an affidavit. Also, hearing of the case was notified for 25 January.
The Central Government on Friday informed the Supreme Court that no additional effort for UPSC would be given to the candidates who had made their last attempt in October and could not attend due to Kovid-19.
The court asked the central government to file an affidavit regarding the verdict and postponed the hearing till 25 January. It is known that UPSC preliminary examination was held in October 2020 last year.
Some candidates could not appear in the examination taken in the midst of Corona crisis. Candidates absent in the preliminary examination have requested the Supreme Court to be given additional opportunities for preliminary examination of UPSC due to corona crisis.
On the basis of information received from the government while filing the answer in the Supreme Court on behalf of the Central Government, Additional Solicitor General SV Raju said that the Central Government has not agreed to give additional opportunities. Also, the Justice directed the Additional Solicitor General to submit the affidavit by 25 January.