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Upload names of candidates who have cleared prelims: HC to UPPSC

The Allahabad high court on Tuesday directed the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) to upload on its website the name and address of candidates who have cleared the preliminary examination of UP PCS-2016.

education Updated: Jul 13, 2016 19:25 IST
Jitendra Sarin
The Allahabad high court on Tuesday directed UPPSC to upload on its website the name and address of candidates who have cleared the preliminary examination of UP PCS-2016.
The Allahabad high court on Tuesday directed UPPSC to upload on its website the name and address of candidates who have cleared the preliminary examination of UP PCS-2016. (Agencies/File)

The Allahabad high court on Tuesday directed the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) to upload on its website the name and address of candidates who have cleared the preliminary examination of UP PCS-2016.

The court asked the petitioners to make successful candidates party in the petition.

The order was passed by the division bench of justice Dilip Gupta and justice MK Gupta while hearing a writ petition filed by Sunil Kumar Singh and 61 others.

The petitioners challenged the result of PCS (pre) 2016 on the ground that wrong answers were provided for seven questions. A large number of candidates failed to clear the test due to the fault of UPPSC, they claimed.

They said that if the fault was rectified, many qualified candidates would be replaced by petitioners and other candidates.

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The petitioners contended that they had filed correct answers along with supporting documents and books before the commission. However, even after that many answers to the questions were not corrected by the expert committee after which they had to approach the court.

They requested the court to direct the UPPSC to re-evaluate the result by taking into consideration the correct answers. They urged the court to set aside the said preliminary examination and direct fresh examination if re-evaluation was not possible. During the course of hearing, both sides exchanged their counter and rejoinder affidavit. The court fixed July 18 as the next date of hearing.