HC rejects writ seeking deferral of 41st BCS exam
Published : Tuesday, 16 March, 2021 at 4:57 PM Count : 217
The High Court has dismissed a writ petition which sought deferral of 41st BCS preliminary examination scheduled to be held on March 19. At the same time, the court also asked the authorities concerned to take the examination on the scheduled date by ensuring proper health guidelines.
Earlier, a student named Raihan Sultan filed the writ petition on behalf of BCS preliminary examinees. The writ was filed citing reasons for not taking part in the exam due to the risk of coronavirus pandemic.
The bench of justice Md. Khasruzzaman and Justice Mahmud Hossain Talukder dismissed the writ petition on Tuesday afternoon. Besides, they ordered to take the 41st BCS examination on the scheduled date in compliance with the health guidelines.
“All preparations for the 41st BCS exam have been completed. The Public Service Commission (PSC) has informed the High Court that it is not possible to postpone the examination in this situation,” the state advocate said this to the High Court bench. After hearing the views of the PSC, the court dismissed the writ petition filed against the postponement of the examination.
Earlier, a section of job seekers had staged human chains at the National Press Club and Dhaka University demanding postponement of the examination.
They said the infection was low when the circular was published. Now the infection has increased, so it is not possible to take part in the examination with risk.