Delhi High Court accepts Manipur’s stand for not providing UPSC aspirants transportation for Prelims exam

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has accepted Manipur’s stand for not providing transportation to aspirants for the upcoming UPSC Civil Service Examination. The Manipur government told HC on Thursday that it will not arrange for transportation facility to take students from hill districts to examination centres which are outside the State.

Speaking about the issue, the Manipur government said that vehicles transporting a bunch of students could be potential risk and it will be better for the candidates to arranger their own transportation and accommodation.

According to official reports, the submissions were made in response to a public interest litigation (PIL) petition filed by an organisation, Zomi Students Federation, seeking directions to the government to provide facilities and security arrangements to candidates to travel to UPSC exam centres outside the State.

Following the submission, a Division Bench of Acting Chief Justive Manmohan and Justice Manmeet Pritam Singh Arora accepted the arguments made by the state government. The HC further noted that the state government will give financial assistance to the students of the hill districts of Manipur who has earlier opted for Imphal as their exam centre but now want to go outside the state for attempting the examination.

“Transporting 30-40 students together in a convoy will create a security situation. We will provide monetary assistance to students who are opting for centres outside the state,” Manipur government’s counsel said to the Bench.

The Delhi High Court accepted the submission and said that considering the security situation in the hill state, the government’s assessment of the security should be appreciated.

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