UPSC Civil Services 2020 Prelims : why government ignoring these abnormal conditions. Considering that a large number of Civil Services aspirants are likely to appear in the exam. There is a strong likelihood of alarming spurt of COVID19 cases. pursuant to such large scale gatherings at Civil Services Exam centres in the month of October, 2020.
UPSC Civil Services 2020 Prelims : why government ignoring these abnormal conditions
Union Public Service Commission, UPSC Civil Services 2020 prelims is scheduled for October 4, 2020. Following the increase in the number of COVID19 cases in the country. Supreme Court Advocate, Alakh Alok Srivastava has written to Chairman, UPSC. And urging him to postpone the October exam date.
In the letter (copy shared online), Advocate Alakh has pointed out the increasing number of COVID!9 cases. He has also pointed out that many of the aspirants who have applied for the UPSC Prelims examination are at present working as frontline COVID warriors. Adding to the situation, the floods in many parts of the country has also made the situation grim and worthy of thought.
69,000 COVID Cases added in last 24-Hours! Situation is more alarming than ever!
On behalf of a group of UPSC Civil Services aspirants, I have submitted a Representation to the UPSC Chairman, seeking postponement of upcoming Civil Services (Preliminary) Exam. pic.twitter.com/UrSpffXguG
— Alakh Alok Srivastava (@advocate_alakh) August 21, 2020
He added that it would be tough for ‘Divyang’ aspirants to travel to the exam centres during the pandemic.
Also, he said that the restrictions on rail, road and air travel would make it difficult for many candidates to reach their exam centres.
Another point that Srivastava emphasised upon in his letter. If the exams are held in October, there is a high chance of candidates contracting coronavirus at their respective centres. And thereafter infecting their family members, especially the more vulnerable (elderly and young children).
The letter further said that candidates in Jammu and Kashmir and parts of the North-East are unable to prepare for the civil services exam online due to poor internet access.