A justice bench of the Rajasthan high court on Monday, while invalidating the scaling system used for marking the results of the Rajasthan Administrative Services (RAS) 2012 examinations, directed the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) to re-prepare and declare the result within one month.
The HC further directed the RPSC to use raw-marks of the candidates who appeared in the main examination for the fresh result.
Justice GK Vyas said that the scaling system adopted by the RPSC for marking the results for the state services examination was illegal. “The scaling system adopted for the result of the mains exam and preparing the merit of successful candidate on this basis is not according to the law,” justice Vyas said.
The petitioner, Bhanwar Lal, an aspirant for the RAS, had filed the writ petition before the HC challenging the scaling system. He alleged that he was failed to clear the exam as the RPSC compared his marks with the topper of the subject by using the scaling system. He also challenged the RPSC move to increase the number of posts after issuing recruitment notice. “Many aspirants, who secured sufficient marks, remained out of the competition because of the scaling system. Their marks remained low due to the scaling formula,” the petitioner said.
Lal produced two mark sheets issued by the RPSC before the court, which indicated a plus-minus of the marks through the scaling system.
Justice Vyas also directed the RPSC to not include more vacancies after the release of the recruitment exam, and said that the RPSC could only add these numbers for fresh vacancies.
The RAS 2012 results were declared on January 27 last, but it was challenged before the high court. The HC, while admitting the petition, had stayed the recruitment process of RPSC for RAS 2012. The RPSC too postponed the interviews of the successful candidates scheduled from March 3 to 7 following the HC order.