Source: india tv
The Supreme Court dismissed the petition seeking extra chance in UPSC civil service exams for the candidates who had exhausted their last attempt in October 2020. The petitioners, had sought for an extra chance citing difficulties created by COVID-19 pandemic and the national lockdown. The petitioners contended that the pandemic affected their preparation and sought for extra attempt
The Centre had at first made an offer to give extra attempt, subject to the age-bar. However, the petitioners requested for age-relaxation as well. Thereafter, the bench decided to hear the case on merits.