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The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Center and the UPSC on the petition of the UPSC candidates to postpone the upcoming civil services examination. The next hearing of the case will be on 28 September.
Exams in this time is full of risk:
“Conducting the aforesaid examination across India at such perilous time, is nothing else but putting lives of lakhs of young students (including Petitioners herein) at utmost risk and danger of disease and death,” the plea stated.
The number of coronavirus infections is continuously increasing in India. On Thursday, 86,508 new cases of corona virus were reported in the country. In the last 24 hours, 1,129 people have died from Corona. With this, the figure of corona infects in the country has crossed 57 lakhs. There are currently 966382 active cases of corona virus in the country.
Plea related to UPSC exam centres:
“Despite alarming spurt in Covid-19 pandemic, UPSC did not increase the number of Examination Centres, resulting into a situation where many candidates from rural areas will be forced to travel for around 300-400 Kilometres, in order to reach to their Examination Centres and there will be high probability of such aspirants, getting affected while using public transportation for such travel,” the plea added.
Meanwhile, on social media the hash tag related to UPSC exams was trending. #Postpone_karo_upsc is used by aspirants. UPSC aspirants demanding to delay the prelims as per the situation in the country. In this regard Supreme Court issued notice to Centre and UPSC. To make sure that if students are appearing in the examination then their safety is our responsibility.
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