Supreme Court dismisses plea for extra UPSC attempt

Supreme Court dismisses plea for extra UPSC attempt

New Delhi, February 24

In a setback to over 10,000 UPSC civil service aspirants, the Supreme Court today dismissed a plea seeking an extra attempt for those who exhausted their last chance in the 2020 preliminary exam amid the Covid-19 pandemic or have got age barred from appearing in future tests.

Rs5-cr fine on Unnao medical college

The SC on Wednesday imposed Rs5-crore fine on a private medical college in Unnao for granting admission to students in violation of the Medical Council of India regulations. A Bench noted Saraswati Medical College admitted 132 students without seeking a nod from Director General Medical Education, UP. PTI

A Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Indu Malhotra and Ajay Rastogi dismissed the petition filed by civil service aspirants and clarified that its decision would not restrict the Centre in exercising its discretion in future to deal with the difficulties as projected to the court.

“Consequently, the petition fails and is accordingly dismissed,” the Bench said.

The SC said it is not exercising its plenary powers under Article 142 of the Constitution as it would set down a “precedent” and also have “cascading effect” on examinations held in other streams during the pandemic. — PTI

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