Should there be unlimited opportunities in the disabled category or not?, High Court notice to the commission

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The High Court has issued notice to the Center and the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on a petition seeking unlimited effort for the differently-abled category candidates in the Civil Services Examination. The petition has also sought relaxation of age up to 47 years for all categories of persons with disabilities in the UPSC Civil Services Examination. The age limit for them is 42 years now.

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The petitioner Evara Foundation has sought implementation of the Supreme Court's decision in the Aryan Raj case. In Chandigarh Administration and other matters, the top court has said that persons with disabilities are also socially backward. Therefore, SC/ST candidates are entitled to equal benefits in public employment and education. The petition states that out of 712 vacancies, UPSC has reserved only 22 seats for the differently-abled category. A total of 9,214 candidates have qualified for the UPSC IAS 2021 main exam.

Commission issued five training modules for election management
The Election Commission on Wednesday released five international training modules related to political parties, election management, voter registration. Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra said, “This special module has been developed by India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management in collaboration with International Foundation for Electoral System.

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High court sought response from the central government
The High Court on Wednesday sought the Centre's response on a plea challenging the issue of denial of information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act to IPS officers involved in the 2006 Mumbai train blasts probe.

Justice Rekha Palli has issued notice to the Central Public Information Officer of the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Department of Personnel and Training on two petitions by Ehtesham Qutubuddin Siddiqui alleging corruption and violation of human rights of officials.