HC stays KAS Prelim result

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Aug 16: The High Court today stayed Public Service Commission’s Combined Competitive (Preliminary exams 2016) examination results.
Justice M K Hanjura while hearing the petitioner Hidayat
Ahmad Mir through Counsel Arif Sikander stayed the notification with the liberty to Public Service Commission to submit its objections to the contention raised in the petition.
Court has issued notice to respondents and meantime, stayed the operation of the notification issued by the PSC on August 8. “List after service is complete in the meantime subject to objections and till next date before the bench, the operation of the impugned notification PSC/Exam/2017/44 dt:9.8.17 is stayed”, the order said.
PSC in its notification on August 9 had notified that the revised result of J&K Combined Competitive (Preliminary exams 2016, conducted under JK Combined Competitive examination rules 2008 CTN as amended from time to time and JK PSC (conduct of examination) Rules 2005.
Aggrieved with the notification, petitioner has challenged it on various grounds and sought that it be quashed and declared as null and void.
The applicants are KAS aspirants, who were in the earlier list and in second, they were left out. Earlier cut off was 270.77 marks and after revaluation, they have decided to have cut-off point at 277. So all the candidates who have secured between 270 and 277 have been dropped.
As per Supreme Court guidelines, they cannot fix new cut-off and once they do it, it has retrospective effect and such rules of selection are changed. The Supreme Court has ruled that you cannot do anything with rules that has retrospective effect.
Under the grab that they are setting answer keys all right, they have infact done revaluation as additional or subtraction is revaluation so under rules, revaluation is not permitted.
Thirdly, in an affidavit filed before the Jammu wing of the High Court, they stated that all discrepancies were corrected before first result was declared.

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