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High court quashes plea against UPSC

The Delhi High court has dismissed a petition by six Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) candidates, challenging the evaluation process of the prestigious civil services examination.

delhi Updated: Oct 21, 2010 23:08 IST
Sumit Saxena

The Delhi High court has dismissed a petition by six Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) candidates, challenging the evaluation process of the prestigious civil services examination.

The candidates, who failed to clear main examination thrice from 2007 to 2009, alleged gross irregularities in allocation of marks. Nearly three lakh candidates take the examination each year.

The division bench of justice Pradeep Nanderjog and justice Moolchand Garg said: "The procedures followed by the Union PSC while evaluating the answer sheets do not warrant judicial interference."

Prashant Ramesh Chakkarwar, Sonia Chahar and Sanjay Kumar Singh, Phani Bhushan, Pranav Kumar Vasta and Ashish Gupta had filed a petition in court, alleging possible irregularities in the civil services examination conducted by the UPSC from 2007-2009.

The petitioners asked the court to direct the UPSC to produce their individual records related to the examination. The petitioners alleged that the UPSC has a history of committing errors in evaluation process.