Supreme Court Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava on behalf of a group of candidates of civil aspirants have urged to postponed the Civil Service Exam to the chairman in a tweet. The exam was scheduled to be held on the 4th of October. Keeping an eye on the current scenario of coronavirus pandemic he has urged the court to postpone the exam till everything goes normal.
Previously the exam was scheduled to be held on 20th of May, but due to the worsening conditions, the exam was postponed to 4th of October. To this advocate, Alakh Alok says that nowadays there are more no of cases and death rates as compared to the previous ones. So when the cases were bit normal at that time if the exam was postponed then it should be necessarily done at this point of time. As on the month of November, the virus would face its peak. Due to this, the aspirants are at huge mental stress and anxiety.
The advocate with its goodwill concerns about the countryman and mentions that as many of the UPSC servants are working in the frontline, thus it will be difficult for them to leave their place of work and come down to appear for the examination. Their absence may cost some lives such as the need for critical patients.
With that, he stresses the fact that there are many specially abeled aspirants and for them travelling to the examination places would be much difficulty in this challenging time.
The major fact that he mentions is that due the going on pandemic all libraries, colleges and educational institutes are closed that deprives the students from their proper educational materials. Aspirants could not get the daily updates as the newspaper is unreachable to many parts and e-papers is not affordable by all the aspirants due to the lack of internet access. In the rural parts, the candidates are facing a lot of problems as there is a lack of internet connections they are unable to prepare for the UPSC examination online. Considering the vast digital divide in our country India he humbly requested the chairman to postpone the examination till everything goes normal.