'Lame excuse': SC rejects Covid plea for extra USPC attempt

'Lame excuse': SC rejects Covid plea for extra USPC attempt

Shillong Times

New Delhi, Feb 24 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday held that petitioners, who sought an extra chance to appear for the UPSC exam after exhausting their last attempt in October last year, made "a lame excuse" under the guise of Covid-19 to participate in the Civil Service Examination scheduled in 2021.
A bench comprising Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, Indu Malhotra and Ajay Rastogi said: "What is being claimed and prayed for under the guise of Covid-19 pandemic is nothing but a lame excuse in taking additional attempt to participate in the Civil Service Examination 2021 to be held in future and we find no substance in either of the submissions which has been made before us."
The top court noted that if an additional attempt remains restricted to those who made their last attempt as they claimed to have suffered during Covid-19 pandemic, all who appeared in the exam last year, irrespective of the nature of attempt (i.e.

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