Supreme Court dismisses petition filed against High Court order on Jharkhand Civil Services Examination

New Delhi  The Supreme Court has dismissed the petition filed against the Jharkhand High Court order regarding the results of the joint civil service examination held in 2016.  The High Court had directed the State Public Service Commission to revise the results of preliminary examination.

 A bench of Justices Indu Malhotra and Justice Ajay Rastogi held that there was no basis for interfering with the judgment pronounced by the High Court.  Simultaneously, the special leave petition is dismissed.  The apex court was hearing the petition of Deepak Kumar and others.

 Jharkhand High Court in petition October 21, 2019

What is the matter

 In 2016, JPSC had advertised for the Joint Civil Services Examination to fill 326 Civil Service posts.  The preliminary examination was held on December 18, 2016 and its results were declared on February 23, 2017.  A total of 5,138 candidates were declared successful, which was 15 times more than the total number of posts.

A reserved category candidate had challenged the results in the Jharkhand High Court.  He had said that even those who scored less than that in the general category have also been declared successful.  On this, a solution was introduced by the state government, in which the reserved category candidates who got marks equal to or more than the successful candidates with the lowest marks in the general category were declared successful.  After this, the number of successful candidates was increased to 6,103.

 34,634 candidates were successful in the examination

 But the state government announced the second revised result in 2018, in which a total of 34,634 candidates were declared successful in the preliminary examination.  Some candidates challenged this solution in the High Court.  The High Court quashed the amended result and the resolution declaring 34,634 candidates as successful.

 The High Court had ordered the JPSC to declare the results of the main examination on 11 August 2017 based on the previously announced revised results of the preliminary examination.

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