HC dismisses IAs filed by candidates of KPSC 2011 batch

HC dismisses IAs filed by candidates of KPSC 2011 batch

Karnataka High Court

The Karnataka High Court on Friday dismissed all interlocutory applications filed by a few successful candidates of Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) Gazetted Probationers (Group A and B posts) exams held in 2011.

The court dismissed the applications after finding that the entire process of evaluation of answer scripts to the posts is impaired due to interference by interested persons.

The court further stated, in its order, keeping in view the facts of this case and the time lapse, the court is of the clear opinion that it is not a fit case to direct re-evaluation of answer scripts.

A group of successful candidates had moved the Supreme Court questioning the Karnataka High Court order, dated March 9, quashing Karnataka Administrative Tribunal’s order directing the government to issue appointment orders to 362 candidates shortlisted by KPSC. The apex court, in its order, had directed the high court to find out whether the recruitment process was free of irregularities.

The apex court had observed that if the high court found the written exam flawless, it may consider restoration of the result of the written exam and issue direction for conducting further selection process.

A few candidates had filed the Interlocutory Applications in the high court, which were dismissed on Friday.

The high court observed in its order that “We were appalled as we went through the outrageous and scandalous revelations from the preliminary report.” The order also mentioned that the irregularities in the evaluation of answer scripts is shockingly disgraceful and shakes the confidence upon the ‘Public Service Commission’, a Constitutional body meant to act in aid of efficient and smooth functioning of the administration by recommending recruitment of ‘most able’ candidates to run the government.

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