A division bench of the Rajasthan High Court on Thursday permitted the state public service commission to conduct recruitment process of candidates who had passed the competitive Rajasthan Administrative Service (RAS) examinations in 2012.
The recruitment process of the RAS mains exams 2012 was held back by the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) following a writ petition filed before the high court.
A single bench of the high court in an interim stay last month had said that the he scaling system adopted by the RPSC for declaring the results of RAS main exam and preparing the merit list of successful candidates on its basis was “not sustainable in law. The single bench had asked the RPSC to prepare fresh results based on raw marks obtained by the candidates.
The division bench of the Rajasthan HC while allowing a special appeal to writ (SAP) filed by two successful candidates of RAS-2012, also set aside the verdict of a single bench declaring scaling method of the RPSC applied for making the merit list of the candidates as unlawful.
“We challenged the SB (single bench) verdict and said that adoption of scaling system for examination with subject variation had been upheld by the Supreme Court and High Court as well…,” said the petitioners’ counsel RN Mathur. He said that RPSC adopted the scaling method as random sampling and it has not affected the candidates at large.
Candidates who had failed to clear the competitive examinations had challenged the scaling method without making the successful candidates’ party in the case, he added.
According to the petitioners’ counsel, the division bench in its interim stay on the RAS mains exams 2012, while turning down the plea of the RPSC to allow the interview to take place had said that permission would not be granted until the hearing was completed.