HC allows JPSC mains exam, fixes February 25 as next date of hearing

Ranchi: The Jharkhand High Court decided not to cancel the mains exams of the 6th JPSC and has fixed February 25 as the next date of hearing and has also asked the government to reply on the matter.

The court of Chief Justice Aniruddha Bose decided not to cancel the mains exams keeping in mind the interests of the students. However, in its order, it has said that the final results of the exams will not be published unless the court orders.

The orders of the court were seen as a setback for the students who had been demanding that the exams be canceled pointing to gross irregularities. Petitioner Pankaj Kumar Pandey had demanded that the 6th JPSC main’s examination be canceled as said in
the middle of the recruitment the JPSC changed the criteria’s and twice the result of PT exams were declared. It was also pointed out that earlier it was stated that only 15 times more candidates would be declared eligible to appear in the mains exam which was later also violated, therefore, the exams should be canceled.

The government on its part had maintained that the decision was taken in the larger interest of the students and said that by increasing more number of successful candidates no loss has been caused to the students and the decision was in the interest of the students. The JPSC had pointed that admit cards have been issued and examination centers have been also made for the mains exam and other preparations are also on. It also pointed out that the examination has been conducted as per the policies of the state government.

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