JAMMU , March 13 : The J&K High Court today directed the Public Services Commission (PSC) to cancel the ongoing KAS 2016 (mains) examinations and hold this test afresh.
A division bench of Justice Janak Raj Kotwal and Justice Sanjeev Kumar Shukla directed JKPSC to conduct the examination afresh after disposing off an appeal filed by the JKPSC against its single bench order allowing 429 candidates to appear in the mains examinations.
“We direct the cancellation of the main examination at whatever stage it is as on date and direct the appellant (PSC) to hold the main examination afresh,” said the Bench.
The 429 candidates were debarred by the PSC from appearing in the mains examination after it reevaluated the preliminary results following the representations that answer key was wrong.
The court directed the PSC to permit the candidates (429), who have been shortlisted to participate in the preliminary examination on the basis of their merit determined upon reevaluation of the preliminary exam.
“Since the examination in question has been delayed due to litigation, we hope and trust that the appellant (PSC) make immediate steps to hold the main examination and complete the whole process culminating into declaration of result without any further wastage of time,” the bench said.