As news is coming that a writ (CWJC 15423/2011) is pending in Honorable Patna High court against preliminary examination. A case was filled in 2011 and now hearing is in its large stage. And so the examination is also in its last stage. Interview of all 2610 successful candidates is over. They are waiting for final result. However a case related to moderation is in larger bench. But in between, case related to PT came as a monster. According to sources, reservation followed in PT was wrong (as few students are claiming). They might have got some support from Allahabad High Court proceedings on very same issue. In BPSC some students might have missed mains examination (can not confirm) on that rule, due to screening nature of preliminary examination. Since reservation is a very sensitive issue, and has been guaranteed by our constitution to some unprivileged of our society. Hence it is not a matter of debate for us and it is better to avoid this issue. But the issue which has come out is that, petitioners are demanding a single mains examination for all students. Their logic is that mains examination is not a screening test, but its marks decide the final selection and overall ranking. They are giving the example of Odisha Public Service Commission. But the basic issue here is that why honorable high court waited so long for this issue? Since mains examination was held in April-May 2012, and case was filled in 2011, then why mains examination was not stayed earlier? Why BPSC didn’t take initiatives to resolve that issue before mains examination? It is empathic situation. Who is to be blamed for torturing those students who appeared in the mains examination or in interview?
It is true that even moderation adopted in mains examination is under observation of larger bench of Patna High court. But the interest of those, who have passed the mains examination, is not going to affect by adverse ruling (if any) in moderation issue, since it is unlikely that passed (in mains) will be ousted from the revised (if any) list. But as far as preliminary ruling is concerned, it will adversely affect all those who appeared in the mains examination as well as in interview. Since preliminary petitioners are demanding fresh preliminary result, fresh mains examination, on which honorable Justice Navaniti Prasad is some extent (perhaps) agree. However final verdict is yet to come on this case. If verdict comes like this, then whole procedure will start once again and litigation will continue, and BPSC might move (most likely) Supreme Court against the order. But at this juncture, nothing could be said. Matter is sub judice. Before passing any judgment, let us wait for the verdict. We shouldn’t forget that about 20,000 students were declared qualified for the mains examination.