Seeking additional attempt at UPSC due to pandemic (2019 and 2020 batches)



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.

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Govt ki taraf se kuch aaya 2019 aur 2020 ? Are they planning to compensate ? ..2020 mera last hai ..but somehow I can't manage to study..I has planned according previous schedule 
FinalMission,
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Arun Kumar Saxena kaun hai?
FinalMission,
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Jitendra Singh ya dopt ko likh kar kuch ho sakta hai ? 
FinalMission,
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@xxiinn12345907 Sh Arun Saxena is an ex Jt Secy (DoPT). Agar dhang se likha jaye authorities ko toh atleast baat sunengey hamari hopefully. We can only try.


pen,
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Is/has anyone tweeting/tweeted regarding this?
pen,
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Reviving the thread. Anyone has some new information on this? some ray of hope maybe..
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Bhailogo any update on this attempt @FinalMission 

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Was arun sir giving news ? Or just demanding ? Or maybe he has some sources in govt that attempt may be granted
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Tripura announces one-year upper age limit relaxation for govt jobs due to pandemic!
Govt of India should also do it @FinalMission 


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@pen Indeed. difficult year for us all, specially people preparing for competitive exams. Interviews start from today. Just imagine the plight of the candidates facing the interviews- add pressures of contraction of virus, expressing thyself with masks and shields on etc. People should get compensated for sure.


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@pen Indeed. difficult year for us all, specially people preparing for competitive exams. Interviews start from today. Just imagine the plight of the candidates facing the interviews- add pressures of contraction of virus, expressing thyself with masks and shields on etc. People should get compensated for sure.


Is Arun sir just saying just like that ? He gives accurate info on result date ..

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@pen Well , he has floated an idea that is pro aspirants. I am not sure what DoPT is thinking on this. However , if more people raise their voices on social media and emails, they are bound to listen (I hope). Interviews started today. I cant imagine myself explaining questions asked effectively with the mask and face shield on. Plus added pressures of contraction of the disease during transit. I think one compensatory attempt as a one time measure is not illogical at all.


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can we start online petition??
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@akshay160189 yes why not. I hope more people join us.


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@akshay160189 but you need number for that


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@Msss for numbers we all have to work.

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if all agree...then we can start a petition
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@sankalpr91 That is indeed great. However, I wonder how MHRD would be able to help us with this.


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@akshay160189 I agree with you. We have to start immediately.


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