Without issuing discover, a bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Sanjiv Khanna agreed to hear the matter and granted liberty to the petitioner to serve advance copy of the petition on the Standing Counsel for the Union Public Service Commission in addition to on the Standing Counsel for the Central Agency representing Union of India by means of e-mail/on-line.
Earlier within the day after the listening to, advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, showing for the petitioners, had instructed media that notices have been issued to respondents for his or her response.
Later within the day, the order was uploaded on the apex court docket web site which made it clear that the judges have solely agreed to hear the matter with out issuing any discover.
The order stated “liberty is granted to to serve advance copy on the Standing Counsel for the Union Public Service Commission as well as on the Standing Counsel for the Central Agency representing Union of India through email/online. Let the matter be listed on September 28.”
The petitioners have sought postponement of the Civil Services Exam for 2 to three months, in order that the flood/ incessant rains go away and Covid-19 curve flattens.
The plea filed by Vasireddy Govardhana Sai Prakash and others submitted that the choice of the UPSC to conduct the examination in accordance with the impugned Revised Calendar, violates the rights of the petitioners and people equally located, beneath Article 19 (1) (g) of the Constitution to observe their chosen career/occupation of serving the general public.
The plea has been filed by 20 UPSC aspirants towards conducting of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination on October 4.
According to the plea this seven hours lengthy Offline examination, will probably be taken by roughly six lakh aspirants at check centres in 72 cities throughout the nation.
“Conducting the aforesaid examination throughout India at such perilous time, is nothing else however placing lives of lakhs of younger college students (together with Petitioners herein) at utmost threat and hazard of illness and dying. Also, the pure calamities like flood, incessant rain, landslides and many others. are probably to immediately have an effect on the life and well being of the Petitioners and plenty of equally located college students.
“Hence, the impugned Revised Calendar is utterly arbitrary, unreasonable, whimsical and patently violative of the “Right to Health” and “Right to Life” of the Petitioners herein and lakhs of equally located college students, beneath Article 21,” the petition acknowledged.
The plea stated the Civil Services Exam, being a recruitment examination, is altogether totally different from a tutorial examination and within the occasion of its postponement, there wouldn’t be any query of delay or loss of any educational session.
It stated that due to non-availability of examination centres of their hometowns, many aspirants are going through “unimaginable” hardship due to non-availability of or unsafe well being circumstances in, the PG lodging/ hostels/ resorts and many others., the place they’re compelled to stick with their members of the family, as soon as they’re travelling to an outstation Examination Centre.
“It is pertinent to mention here that 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 stated.