A constable of the Tamil Nadu police has alleged that the selection process for recruiting Sub-Inspectors was fraught with "gross irregularities" and petitioned the Madras High Court to quash the results of the written examination held for the purpose.
"The recruitment should be based purely on merit and in strict accordance with rules," constable N Sasi Kumar, who had applied for recruitment as a departmental candidate and wrote the examination on July 3 last, said, and alleged mass copying in the examination and wrong answers being applied.
In his petition, Kumar, who joined the police as a Grade II constable in December 2003, said the Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board had issued a notification on April 1 for recruitment of 1095 Sub-Inspectors of Police.
He contended that the board was duty bound to conduct the exam in a professional manner with fairness and transparency.
"The results of the written examination were declared on July 30. However, till date the marks scored by each candidate have not been published," he said.
This clearly established that the board had not conducted the exam in all fairness and had failed in its duty, he said and also sought a consequent direction to the Board to issue a fresh notification and conduct the test as per law.
When the petition came up for hearing today, Justice V Ramasubramanian posted it for August 23.