Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) had told the Supreme Court that it’s impossible to defer Civil Services exams any further.
Supreme Court had asked UPSC to file an affidavit by tomorrow.
20 UPSC aspirants had filed a plea last week. The aspirants seek the postponement of the prestige exam by 2-3 months due to the flood situation apart from the ongoing pandemic the country and world are facing.
Reacting to the affidavit command by Supreme Court, the advocate Naresh Kaushik appearing for the UPSC and submitted before the bench that it’s completely impossible to postpone the exam.
“The matter was considered and deferment was done, but it was realised that deferment would completely hurt the process of the exam. It was supposed to be held on September 30. Thereafter, it was deferred to October 4. Deferment would nullify the objective of conducting the exam for four arms of government.”
The bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar asked the Commission to file an affidavit stating its stand by tomorrow and posted the matter for further hearing on Wednesday.