Petition taints MPSC image
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, August 11: No less than 27 candidates who appeared in the Manipur Civil Services Combined Examination, but did not make the grade, have approached legal redressal bodies for annulment of the examination results.

While about 10 of the candidates had formally intimated their apprehension on mark allotment anomaly to the State's Right to Information court praying for production of their respective written test answer scripts and documents pertaining to viva voce, 17 of their colleagues have filed writ petitions before the gauhati High Court praying for quashing of the examination and for conducting a fresh one.

Another new complaint landed before the RTI Commissioner yesterday where in father of a female candidate expressed awe regarding his ward's below-par performance in the examination.

One Oinam Binodkumar of Purana Rajbari, complaining on behalf of her daughter Nomika Oinam, said the candidate's marks secured in both paper I and II of Zoology, her main subjects, 'are 'unbelievable as she did much better and was expected to score over 200'.Nomika reportedly got 98 and 128 marks out of 300 in both papers.

According to the father, his unsuccessful daughter in the MPSC exams achieved first class first in her MSc examination under Dr ambedkar University (Agra) and had confided of doing well in the viva voce and was apparently unsatisfied that the final result showed her daughter score only 150 out of the total possible mark (300).Other candidates had also drawn the attention of the RTI Court on similar contentions.

On the otherhand, following a writ petition filed by 17 unsuccessful candidates, Imphal Bench of the Gauhati High Court had on July 31 asked MPSC authorities to keep all answer scripts and interview documents of the same examination under seal cover.

Passing the interim order, the Court also issued notice of motion to the respondents making them returnable within 3 weeks.

The petitioners, who raised doubts over the allocation of marks in both the main and viva voce, prayed for quashing the exam and conduct a fresh one.

In the MPSC examination, result of which was declared last month, 128 candidates were selected for different posts out of which 25 would be newly inducted for the Manipur Civil Service (MCS) and 32 for the post of Manipur Police Service (MPS).

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