The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday directed the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) to correct an answer key before declaring the results of the preliminary examination for recruitment to posts under the Punjab State Civil Services Combined Competitive Examination,2012,within three weeks.
The direction was passed by Justice Augustine George Masih while dismissing a bunch of petitions seeking directions for setting aside result-cum-merit list of the preliminary examination. The result was initially issued by the Commission on December 11,2012.
I am of the considered view that the action of the Commission is in accordance with law,which does not call for any interference by this Court,except that the answer key with regard to question number 36 of Paper-II shall be corrected and OMR sheets of all the candidates re-evaluated,the revised result prepared and declared and hosted on the website of the Commission,within a period of three wees, reads the judgment passed on Wednesday.
The candidates had earlier challenge the merit list on the ground that largescale discrepancies in answersheets to the various questions were found by the Commission,which en-block granted grace marks to all candidates.