The Supreme Court has allowed physically challenged applicants who have passed the UPSC Civil Services Exams to provisionally IPS and Indian Railway Protection Service and DANIPS. A bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar of the Supreme Court, in its interim order, has said that those who are physically handicapped can apply for IPS, DANIPS and Railway Protection Service.
An application was filed in the top court on behalf of an NGO saying that physically handicapped should also be given a chance in the said service, while the disabled are completely banned in the said service. The Supreme Court had sought the cooperation of the Attorney General during the hearing. During this, the Attorney General said that the central government wants to answer. At the same time, the Solicitor General asked for two weeks’ time for this.
The petitioner said that the government may be given an opportunity to respond but the applicants should be allowed to apply. Time should be given for this. The application date has passed yesterday. In the interim order, the Supreme Court has asked the applicants to apply for the said service by April 1. The court has fixed April 18 for hearing the matter. The Supreme Court said that applicants can apply to the UPSC to the Secretary General till April 1. The matter will be subject to the decision of the court.
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