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JPSC defers state civil service mains from Jan 28

Ranchi: The Jharkhand Public Services Commission (JPSC) has deferred the mains exams for 7-10th civil services that was to take place from Jan 28. On Tuesday, it submitted an affidavit in the high court before seeking time to verify certain objections raised by group of petitions who knocked the court accusing anomalies in reservation policy in the 7th civil service.

One Kumar Sanyam and others had filed petition in the HC against the exam citing reservation anomalies in the entire conduct of the exam. While JPSC didn’t admit that there were any anomalies, but it sought time to look into the details. JPSC’s counsel Amit Kumar Das filed the petition on behalf of the Commission.

JPSC conduct 7-10th civil service exam in September last year and results were published in November. But soon, it ran into protests by several aspirants who claimed several anomalies in the results. Many had even questioned the proper conduct of the exam and were demanding cancellation of the remaining exams. Following several representations, JPSC later on disqualified about 49 candidates who were earlier declared passed claiming that their OMR sheets weren’t available. But notwithstanding the demand for cancellation, JPSC had announced to hold Mains from January 28 onwards.