Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court has sought a reply from the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) on a petition alleging that results of various examinations conducted by it were not being declared following an "oral" instruction from the state government.
A Division Bench comprising Justice Arun Tandon and Justice Prabhat Chandra Tripathi directed the UPPSC to file a "counter affidavit specifically stating the reasons as to why the Commission is not proceeding with selection/declaration of the result in the matter, provided the selections have already been completed", according to PTI.
The order dated May 26 was passed on the writ petition of Ram Bachan Yadav. The next date of hearing in the matter is July 4.
Earlier on Sunday May 28 thousands of engineers, who appeared for the Combined State Engineering Services Examination in April 2016, staged a protest against the delay in the results by Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC).
The UPPSC notified the advertisement for vacancies in various departments under the UP government in 2013. The exam was conducted in April 2016 after 3 years.
The students, who graduated from IIT Bombay and Madras and other top institutions, said the results should have been out in 2-3 months after the exam but have not been declared yet. They said that the UPSSC has not even released the answer keys.
Citing the RTI reply recieved from the UPPSC, the students claimed that the anwer sheets are not checked yet.