Imphal, April 17,
As per the petitions file by the Groups of Aspirant Candidates of MPSC (Main) Exam 2016, the Supreme Court of India in its order dated 12/04/2018 has held that the answer scripts of all the candidates who participated in the MPSC (Main) Examination be examine by the enquiry committee.
Speaking to the media persons at Manipur Press Club, Keisam Kishan, Co-convenor Group of Aspirant Candidates said that the candidates who participated in the examination filed a petition in the High Court of Manipur after getting photocopies of their answer scripts and finding several irregularities in the conduct of the examination.
After observing prima facie evidence, High Court of Manipur constituted an enquiry committee on November 21, 2017 to look into the answer scripts in the face of several irregularities alleged by the petitioners, he added.
Kishan also said that a few successful candidates filed a special leave petition in the Supreme Court of India during the process of enquiry challenging the directive of High Court and further appeal to restrict the scope of the enquiry to the petitioners, 44 candidates, who had approached the High Court.
Whereas the Supreme Court issued an ex-party intern order on January 11, 2018 with observation that the enquiry be limited to the 44 petitioners where the petitioners with the objective for farer and complete justice approached the Supreme Court challenging the special leave petition with the prayer to ensure the enquiry be conducted as directed by the High Court, he added.
Kishan further said that during the course of hearing, Supreme Court had observed that there has been quite a few irregularities, after going through the report submitted by the enquiry committee of the 44 petitioners.
After considering the matter on April 12, 2018, the special leave petition has been disposed of as per the direction of the High Court order dated November 21, 2017.
The enquiry committee is now instructed by the Supreme Court to enquire the answer scripts of all the 1068 candidates who appeared the examination and order to complete the task within six weeks and settled the matter at the earliest by the High Court, he added.
Kishan mention that the petitioners have challenged the said examination with the hope to quash the whole examination and further to fix accountability to those who are responsible for the inflicting illegalities and irregularities in the conduct of examination to punish those responsible persons as per the provision of low.
“We won’t approach to the government anymore, they are not only dumb but also blind to see the facts and truth”, Kishan said.
Until the exam is quash and criminal proceeding is put upon those responsible persons, the petitions will fight for their rights even if they have to approach supreme court, Kishan asserts.