JPSC 6th Exam Result: The selected 326 officers of 6th JPSC Civil Services have got a big setback. The Jharkhand High Court, while canceling the final result of 6th JPSC, has directed the JPSC to issue a new merit list. A division bench of Chief Justice Dr Ravi Ranjan and Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad gave this order while delivering the verdict on Wednesday. The court upheld the order of the single bench in this matter and refused to interfere in any way.
The court said that the order of the single bench is fully valid, therefore all the petitions challenging the order of the single bench are dismissed. The court directed the JPSC to issue a fresh merit list as per the order of the single bench. After this order of the Bench, about 100 successful candidates selected for the Sixth Civil Service can be out of the list. While some unsuccessful candidates will appear. Let us inform that the selected candidates of 6th JPSC are posted in different districts.
What was the single bench order?
In this case, the court of single bench Justice SK Dwivedi, in its order on June 7, said that JPSC did not issue the merit list as per the rules. Qualifying marks were also added in making the list, whereas there is no provision in the rules. Therefore, the merit list cannot be considered valid. For this reason the court quashes it. The court had directed the commission to send the new merit list to the government within eight weeks without adding the qualifying marks and allot the cadre as per the new list within four weeks from the date of receipt of the merit list to the government.
What’s the matter?
The petition was filed in the single bench challenging the final result of JPSC. It was said in the petition that the qualifying marks were to be brought in Paper-I (Hindi and English), but the JPSC removed the results of the main examination by adding the marks of Paper-I to the total marks, which is wrong as per the rules.
Successful candidates told the order of the single bench wrong
Successful candidates challenged the order of the single bench in the division bench. They said that it is correct to add the marks of Paper-I (Hindi and English) to the total score. Both these are qualifying papers as only those who get the minimum marks in it will be considered as pass even if they fail in other papers. JPSC has not imposed the condition of securing minimum marks in any paper other than Paper-I.
Some rights may fall
After the order of the Division Bench of the High Court, action can be taken against some officers of JPSC. The single bench has also questioned the role of JPSC officers in its order and said that it is necessary to take action on JPSC keeping in mind that the credibility of the commission should be maintained among the people, keeping the dignity intact. The officers of JPSC whose role was in making the merit list should be identified and action should be taken.
Government agrees with the order of the single bench: Advocate General
Advocate General Rajiv Ranjan has said that the government had decided to follow the order of the single bench. Therefore, there was no appeal against the order of the Single Bench. Meanwhile, some successful candidates filed appeals. The division bench has upheld the order of the single bench. Now the JPSC will have to release the new merit list. In the new list, some already successful people may be excluded and some new people may join the list. According to the order, JPSC has to take the decision.
when what happened?
Final result released on 23rd April 2020
Petition in single bench against merit list and other disturbances on 4 May 2020
Directive to list all petitions together on January 18, 2021
Hearing of cases held every day in single bench from 3rd to 17th February 2021
The single bench reserved the decision on 17 February 2021.
On June 7, 2021, the single bench canceled the merit list and ordered to issue a new list.
On July 21, 2021, the order of the single bench was challenged in the division bench.
On August 10, 2021, the bench directed to maintain the status quo
On October 20, the bench completed the hearing and reserved the decision.
On 23 February, the division bench upheld the order of the single bench and canceled the final result.