A group of aspiring applicants for the Bihar Judicial Services Competitive exam 2020 have filed a plea for the postponement of the exam due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The plea was submitted by a group of three students against the decision of BPSC after th notification of registration and its timeline was published for the recruitment of 221 Civil judges (Junior Grade) and Judicial Magistrates. The decision of the organization has been deemed “unjust, arbitrary and Unreasonable” in the plea.
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According to the petition, the notification has displayed complete disregard for the candidate’s fundamental rights and legitimate expectation from the exam which is to be conducted on October 7, 2020. It is further stated that the notification violates directly the fundamental rights of the candidates under fundamental right to Equality of Opportunity in public employment, which is guaranteed under Article 14, 19 and 16 of the Constitution of India. Also read- MPSC Prelims admit card out
The plea will be argued by advocate Rajeev Rajan, who also stated that the notification was irrational, prejudiced and its manifestation gives the implication that it has been issued by a person or an organization lacking sound administrative mind. The plea was filed through advocate Arvind Gupta who felt the notice does not have any clarity regarding the Disaster Management Act and its implementation in this situation, hence likely to cause serious breach to public health.
According to the petitioners, taking the present situation into consideration, it can become nearly impossible for a large number of candidates to appear for the exam at all. They have stated their concern regarding the schools and colleges used as exam venue, becoming the breeding ground for the virus and how it is not possible to sanitize the OMR sheets and question papers during the exam. it is likely to go against the right to life of the candidate if the exam is conducted, as per the plea.
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