January 28, 2021: The Supreme Court will take a firm decision on the plea of ‘seeking extra attempt for UPSC IAS 2021 (Prelims)’ on January 29, 2021. For this reason, the apex court has asked the Central Government to give the affidavit again with the secretary’s signature.
The apex court says that the previous affidavit that was submitted included the signature of the under-secretary. Due to this, the case lacks clarity as to who rejected the plea of providing the extra attempt. Earlier, the SC ordered the UPSC that no notifications or updates should be released until the final decision takes place in the court.
As per the schedule, the final hearing was to take place on January 28, 2021. Against the decision of the center of not granting extra attempt for the UPSC IAS 2021 Prelims exam, a counter-affidavit was registered on January 27, 2021. The plea was in the subject matter for the students who failed to appear in UPSC Prelims 2020 held on October 4, 2020.
Unsatisfied, the Supreme Court mentioned that the affidavit must contain a signature of higher authority so that it gives clarity as to how a one-time decision was taken regarding the case. Senior Advocate CU Singh stated that the aspirants who appeared for the IAS 2020 exam were rather not clear about the conduct of the exam.
They were not prepared for the exam and it was like a force for them to take the exam. A petition highlighted that the Union Government will consider providing the extra attempt to the candidates but the most recent petition opposed the same decision.
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