ASO Exam Postponement Issue Reaches Orissa High Court; Writ Petition Filed

Bhubaneswar: The much-awaited Assistant Section Officer (ASO) examination has become the talk of the town among the aspirants.

While the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) has issued notice to conduct the examination on the 27th of this month, several aspirants have demanded the postponement of the scheduled examination due to the current flood situation in the state.

In development to it, a petition has been filed in the Orissa High Court on August 22 in this regard.

According to sources, the writ petition was filed by one Debi Prasad Sarangi on August 22 under Articles 226 and 227 of the Constitution of India.

While article 226 gives High Courts the ability to issue instructions, orders, and writs to any person or authority, including the government, article 227 gives High Courts the power of superintendence over all courts and tribunals in the territory over which they have jurisdiction.

In this petition, the OPSC has been made respondent and the matter is listed for hearing today by Justice Biraja Prasanna Satpathy.

Meanwhile, students from every corner of the state have demanded to postpone the examination as the entire state is reeling under the wrath of floods.

Taking to the Social Media platforms–Twitter and Facebook, aspirants have urged the concerned authorities to postpone the examination.

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