New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India Thursday refused to stay the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) Mains examination slated for June 18 and set aside the Allahabad High Court order for a re-evaluation of answer sheets of the preliminary test.
The petitioners said in a number of questions, the answers given by them were correct and more appropriate than the ones mentioned in the answer key. "Had they been awarded marks in those questions, they would have qualified the preliminary exam", they said in their petition.
A vacation bench of justices U U Lalit and Deepak Gupta however allowed the appeal of Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) against the high court order.
The bench dismissed a batch of petitions by some students, who had demanded a stay of the mains examination saying UPPSC has not complied with the high court order, according to PTI.
"We allow the appeal of the UPPSC and set aside the high court order. The petitions seeking stay of mains examination are dismissed," the bench said.
The Supreme Court had on Tuesday said the sanctity of an examination would be lost if courts through their power of judicial review keep interfering with the decisions taken by authorities conducting competitive tests. The court said a line needs to be drawn to determine to what extent a judicial review can be allowed of the decisions taken by authorities conducting the examinations.
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