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Rajasthan high court orders RPSC to release revised RAS – 2016 exam results

The Rajasthan high court in March had stayed the recruitment of RAS officers. A petition had been filed by one Jitendra Singh Rathore who appeared in the RAS exam 2016as a departmental candidate.

October 1, 2018, 11:06 am

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Rajasthan high court. Image credit: Post staff

Jaipur: Rajasthan high court on Monday ordered the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) to release revised results of RAS recruitment exam – 2016. The order came on a petition filed in connection with the quota specified for the excise department. The Rajasthan high court in March had stayed the recruitment of RAS officers. A petition had been filed by one Jitendra Singh Rathore who appeared in the RAS exam 2016 as a departmental candidate. The petitioner argued that RPSC violated excise department quota norms. He argued that 12.5% of the posts of ‘Inspector Grade II’ were to be filled by recruiting ministerial staff. Rajasthan Excise Subordinate Rules, 1974 makes the provision for carrying forward the post to the succeeding years in case the quota could not be filled during the previous recruitment. “This was the violation in 2016 RAS exam results. In 2012, there were 14 vacancies for department candidates, but they were not filed in 2015. In this case, they had to be carried forward to 2016. However the rule was skirted when the RAS exam – 2016 results were announced. The RPSC argued that the vacancies will be filled up in 2017; however the court has ruled against it,” said the petitioner’s counsel. The single bench of Judge VS Siradhana has now asked the RPSC to release revised results and fill up departmental vacancies. The RPSC had declared RAS - 2016 results in October last year, but the results were stayed by the high court.

First published: October 1, 2018
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