Hyderabad: Telangana High Court on Saturday cancelled the Group-1 examination.
The exam was held on June 11.
The candidates had approached the Telangana High Court against the non-establishment of the biometric system and issuance of OMR sheets without hall ticket numbers.
The court ordered the TSPSC to re-conduct the examinations. Earlier, the Group-1 examination was cancelled due to paper leakage. However, it was canceled for the second time on the orders of the High Court.
This created confusion among the candidates who wrote the exam.
Earlier, the Telangana High Court refused to postpone the Group-1 prelims exam. The Division Bench refused to interfere in the prelims exam, scheduled to be held on June 11 (Sunday) and dismissed the appeal requesting its postponement.
The Telangana High Court Division Bench comprising Justice Abhinand Kumar Shavili and Justice Namavarapu Rajeshwar Rao refused to interfere with the order of the single judge bench, which was not inclined to order a stay the Group-1 prelims.
The court was dealing with a writ appeal filed by Murlidhar Reddy, a Group-1 aspirant. However, the court informed the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) that the results of Group -1 exams shall be subject to the outcome of the writ petitions pending before the court. The court considered the fact that more than three lakh applicants are appearing for the examination and if the exam is stalled, it will cause severe setbacks to the applicants.
Since the TSPSC employees were arrested for their alleged involvement in the paper leak, the credibility of TSPSC is in doubt now, and the same TSPSC is conducting fresh Group-1 preliminary exams hurriedly, the petitioner argued. Therefore, the exam should be stayed and it should be conducted by any other agency such as the UPSC, Sudheer said.
The Division Bench, while dismissing the writ appeal, said that stalling the exams is not the solution. The division bench recalled the case of the 2008 DSC discrepancies which went to the Supreme Court and then remanded back to the High Court, which wasted 15 valuable years of the aspirants.