BPSC hurriedly extends the date to September 30

Patna: A writ has been moved before the Patna High court demanding stay on conduction of 67th BPSC PT on September 21 in view of it getting clashed with the mains examination of UPSC and other PSCs and putting lakhs of the aspirants in lurch. However, BPSC hurriedly extended the date to September 30 for conducting the said examination and issued a related notification in late afternoon on its Website on Friday.

After moving the writ in the Patna High Court on Friday, Nation First Democratic Party ( NFDP) National President and advocate by profession Kaushlendra Narayan said here that the dates of the 67th BPSC PT were suddenly announced on the late evening of September 6 even without considering the schedule of other competitive examination following which the future of lakhs of aspirants have been jeopardised.

Kaushlendra Narayan said that in view of the hurdles and constraints of the aspirants , he prayed before the court to stay the 67th BPSC PT examination to be held on September 21.

He said that according to the UPSC annual calendar for the year 2022, the mains examinations would be held on September 16, 17, 18, 24 and 25. Uttar Pradesh PSC main examination has been scheduled from September 27 followed by Madhya Pradesh PSC.
Apart from this the date of 67th BPSC PT also clashed with UGC NET JRF.

Kaushlendra Narayan said that he would find out whether the new date of September 30, as announced by the BPSC is coinciding with any other competitive examination or not before raising this point during argument.

It is pertinent to mention here that the  67th BPSC PT held in May was cancelled when the videos related to its question paper leak went viral. Later the BPSC made changes in examination pattern and announced to introduce percentile system along with conducting the PT on two separate dates for separate batches of examines. This change triggered massive students protest in Bihar and Delhi. The new decisions were rolled back following intervention of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. Now the dates announced by the BPSC for conducting PT on September 21 has again put the aspirants in doldrums as the dates coincided with other competitive examinations.

Meanwhile, the aspirants had also called on Nitish Kumar in New Delhi on Thursday and had apprised him about their constraints in taking the BPSC PT as it coincided with UPSC mains examination commencing from September 16.