Supreme Court today sent notice to the central government and Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) with regard to a plea filed in the Court seeking for the postponement of the Civil Services preliminary exam, reports newindianexpress.com.
The plea urged the Commission to postpone the exam by 2 or 3 months due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic and flood situation across the country.
A bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Sanjiv Khanna sent the notice to the Commission and the Centre. The matter will taken up again on September 28.
The petition was filed by Vasireddy Govardhana Sai Prakash and others which argued that the conduct of the exam amid such situation violates the rights of the candidates under Article 19 (1) (g) of the Constitution to practice their chosen profession/occupation of serving the public, adds the report.
The petition says, ‘Conducting the…