MPPSC Exams: Madhya Pradesh High Court refuses to postpone the exam, issued notice to the commission and sought answers

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Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission is conducting the Preliminary Examination 2021 on 19th June. The Madhya Pradesh High Court has rejected the demand for its adjournment. It was said in the petition that the commission was not following the interim orders and rules of the High Court. On this basis the preliminary exam 2021 should be postponed.

A bench of High Court Chief Justice Ravi Vijaykumar Malimath and Justice Anjali Palo rejected the demand for postponement of the examination. Along with this, notices have been issued to the appellants and have sought their answers. The petition was filed by Akash Pathak of Bhind. He said that the commission was violating the constitutional rules and contempt of the interim order of the High Court. The High Court had declared the MPPSC 2019 examination unconstitutional in an order passed on 7 April 2022. MPPSC has not yet released the revised result of preliminary exam for the year 2019. In the preliminary examination of 2020 also, despite the interim order of the High Court, 27% reservation has been given to OBC category. In the notification of the preliminary examination of 2021, 31% reservation has been given to OBC. The High Court has issued transferred orders to provide only 14% reservation to OBC category.

The petition referred to the panchayat elections

It was said in the petition that such government employees have been deployed in the duty of Panchayat and Municipality elections, they are preparing for the preliminary examination of PSC. Election related training will be given to the employees till June 18. The next day is the exam on June 19. Candidates whose duty is in any other district and the center is in their home district, they will have to face trouble. They will not even get time to study. Relief was sought in the petition that the preliminary examination should be conducted after the urban elections.

The commission said that the preparations for the preliminary examination have been completed.

During the hearing of the petition, it was told by the Public Service Commission that all the preparations for the preliminary examination have been completed. The Double Bench rejected the demand for postponement of the examination after hearing. Along with this, notices have been issued to the appellants and have sought their answers. The next hearing on the petition will be on July 4. In the petition, the principal secretary of the General Administration Department and the Public Service Commission were made non-applicants. Advocate Ayush Sharma appeared on behalf of the petitioner.

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