If the Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) fails to sit for the examination scheduled for October 31 due to recent natural calamities, the authorities can take appropriate action as soon as possible if any request for re-examination is received, according to the Kerala High Court.
If the Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) fails to sit for the examination scheduled for October 31 due to the recent natural calamity, the authorities can take appropriate action as much as possible if it receives a request for re-examination, the Kerala High Court said.
The High Court’s “protection” came at the hearing of an appeal by a social worker claiming that there were people in relief camps in Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha districts who would be unable to take the KPSC exam. Scheduled for October 31st.
The petitioner condemned the so-called “antisocial approach of KPSC” in the face of unprecedented rains which had adversely affected the state. KPSC, on the other hand, told the court that it was vigilant and had rescheduled tests in the wake of natural disasters many times in the past.
It further told the court that based on an assessment of the current situation in the state, it does not warrant any rescheduling of the test. After hearing both sides, the court said it was not sure if any rescheduling should take place.
“We do not see any reason for postponing the examination, but will only observe that if such candidates are deprived of participation due to natural calamity and if they are able to inform KPSC about their inability to participate due to disaster, then KPSC can take appropriate action. .
“However, any such request should be made to the KPSC within one month from the date of examination. With the above reservation, the writ petition will be closed,” the court said.