We were having this discussion on the other thread regarding the postponement of prelims due to the pandemic. However, the discussion on the thread has now shifted to the center selection process which I feel is extremely important and thus I didnt want to disturb it. Hence, I made a new thread for this (admins please delete/block this thread if you feel this is not relevant (I am not aware of the new rules)).
I have posted screenshots of opinions of Sh Arun Kumar Saxena, Ex- Jt Secy (DoPT) regarding the grant of an additional attempt next year due to the issues faced by aspirants amidst a pandemic. I feel this is important as we are seeing a spike in cases and that is causing a lot of issues to students all over the country. In this era of competition, where the seats are extremely less (900 odd (2019) and 800 odd (2020)) each attempt gets extremely crucial and one has to be at his/her 110% on the D-Day. I request those aspirants who are having their ultimate/penultimate attempts to please come forward and brainstorm on how/if we should write/tweet to relevant authorities regarding our issues. I am sure they might pay heed to it if they get enough requests. The purpose of this thread is to build a discussion around this issue.