Extracts of the Judgment of Hon’ble High Court of Delhi in the Writ Petition No. WP(C) No.4569 of 2008
The Writ Petition WP(C) No.4569 of 2008 was filed by
Shri Sharma in the Delhi High Court for quashing the Central Administrative
Tribunal’s order dated 03.06.2008 which upheld the Commission’s stand that
Shri Sharma is not eligible to appear in Civil Services Examination, 2006 as
this was his 5th attempt at Civil Services Examination and general
category candidates are allowed only four attempts. Shri Sharma’s plea of not appearing on account of meeting
with an accident and consequently not treating his appearance in Civil Services
Examination, 2005 as an attempt has been dismissed by the Delhi High Court.
Hon’ble High Court in its judgment has ruled as below:-
“There is no doubt that undue hardship has been caused to the
Petitioner due to an accident and circumstances beyond his control, but that by
itself does not mean that the rules which are applicable to all candidates
should be waived insofar as the Petitioner is concerned.
As already brought out hereinabove, this would result in a chaotic
situation and even the UPSC may not be able to handle it.
The writ petition is dismissed.”