A Petition has been filed in the Madhya Pradesh High Court challenging the amendment made by Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) Indore in MP PSC Rules 2015 on 17 February 2020 in Rule-3 sub-rule (a) (d).
The Division Bench of Chief Justice Mohammad Rafiq and Justice Vijay Kumar Shukla has accepted the petition for hearing and summoned the reply by issuing notice to the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission.
The petition was filed by Pramod Singh Sirsam, resident of Jabalpur. The Petition states that the MP PSC Rules 2015 have been amended on February 17, 2020.
Rule-three sub-rule (a) (d) states that if the reserved class candidate scores the cut-off marks equal or more than unreserved class in the preliminary and main examination, even than, it will be kept in reserved category only.
Candidates will be accommodated at the time of appointment. Advocate Yash Soni argued that the Supreme Court has made it clear in Saurabh Yadav v. Government of Uttar Pradesh that if the reserved class candidate brings the cut-off marks of the unreserved class, then he will be included in the unreserved category.
After the initial hearing, the High Court issued notice to the state government and PSC and summoned the reply. The Court also stayed the “selection process in the MP State Service Examination 2019/State Forest Service Examination, 2019 shall be subject to the final outcome of the writ petition.”