The Delhi High Court on Thursday dismissed an application challenging Detailed Application Form (DAF) issued by Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) on July 10 inviting applications for Civil Services (Main) Examination 2023.

Justice Chandra Dhari Singh dismissed the application which was moved by various civil services aspirants in their plea challenging UPSC’s decision to publish the answer key of prelims examination only after declaration of the final result.
As the counsel appearing for the aspirants stressed upon the importance of UPSC examination, the court orally remarked that the exam is important for “talented people” and not those filing writ petitions.

On July 03, the court had asked the UPSC to file its preliminary objections in the matter. However, it had refused to issue notice on the plea and listed the matter for hearing next on July 26.

The aspirants, in their urgent application, submitted that the UPSC, with an intention to subvert the process of law and justice, arbitrarily issued the DAF for mains examination, so that their plea before court itself becomes infructuous.


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