HC admits plea, seeks info from PSC
THE MADHYA Pradesh High Court, Jabalpur, has admitted a writ petition filed by dissatisfied State services exam aspirants under the banner of Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission Chhatra Sangh against MPPSC and has asked the Commission to furnish information on three points.india Updated: Jan 06, 2007 01:14 IST
THE MADHYA Pradesh High Court, Jabalpur, has admitted a writ petition filed by dissatisfied State services exam aspirants under the banner of Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission Chhatra Sangh against MPPSC and has asked the Commission to furnish information on three points.
Sangh counsel Jitendra Tiwari, speaking over the phone to Hindustan Times, said the case had been presented to the single bench of Justice Shantanu Kankare in the presence of a government advocate representing the Commission.
The court has asked the PSC to submit the information within a week, he added. The information has been sought on reservation percentage in the exam (which is alleged by the students to have exceeded the upper limit of 50 per cent), on the method of scaling employed by the commission and as to why information sought under the Right to Information Act (RT) had been delayed.
PSC Deputy Secretary Nirmal Upadhyaya said that their headquarters had so far not received any query from the court. He said that the working of the Commission, which is a Constitutional agency, is above blemish as stringent methods evolved over the years are employed for conducting the exams and violation of their sanctity is therefore, unthinkable.
He specified that the scaling system was on the same pattern as adopted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and the information sought by the students would be provided to them after finishing the interview process.
He clarified that declaring results and showing copies before the entire process was over would not be in the best interest of students who have cleared their exam and their merit might get affected due to the premature disclosure.
He also stated that whenever the court would desire the commission would present the facts of the case.