Supreme Court to hear a plea on 4 May to postpone the Haryana JS MainsExam due to Clash with MP Civil Judge (Pre)

The Supreme Court in the case Nisha Kumari and Or’s versus Haryana Public Service Commission and Anr. The Preliminary Exam of Madhya Pradesh Civil Judge, Junior Division (Entry Level) Exam-2021 for May 4, 2022 adjourned the writ petition seeking postponement of Mains Examination of Haryana Civil Service (Judicial Branch)- 2021 in view of its clash with the date announced for conducting the exam.

The Bench has been stated that the rights and interests of the applicants have been affected and a fair opportunity of participation is being snatched away from them, which is strictly against the law of the land further the court was also considering an application seeking intervention in the instant writ plea has been moved by one Raghav Gumber (who was the petitioner before the Punjab and Haryana High Court) and 40 others through AOR Namit Saxena.

The petitioners in the plea prayed for the following relief from the Supreme Court:

directing the Respondents to postpone the mains exam of Haryana Civil Services (Judicial Branch) and for the Direction to quash the notice dated 30.03.2022 issued by HPSC.

postponing the Main Exam of Haryana Civil Services (Judicial Branch) from 06.05.2022 (the date of Madhya Pradesh Judicial Services Preliminary Exam) to any other date except 15.05.2022 (the preliminary exam date of Gujarat Judicial Services) directing the HPSC.

The Court further directed the Respondents to fix a fresh date that doesn’t clash with any other State’s Judicial Services Exams.

the petitioners are likely to be prejudiced and their right to participate in the Madhya Pradesh Judicial Services will be infringed and an irreparable loss and injustice will be caused to the petitioners, due to the announcement issued by the HPSC, the plea stated.

Further the plea stated that this is the very last chance for some of the candidates to take the Madhya Pradesh Judicial Services examination, but their whole preparations, hopes, and aspirations would be wasted as they will be indirectly debarred to sit in either of the exams.

the High Court of Punjab and Haryana has already dismissed a plea filed regarding this very issue and the order of which, has not been uploaded yet.

The bench comprising of justice Vineet Saran and Justice JK Maheshwari in their order said, Counsel for the Petitioner states that Mr Ashok Mathur, standing counsel for HPSC will be served during the course of the day. Information that the matter will be taken up on 4th May will be given to both sides. Ms Monika Gosain, standing counsel for the State of Haryana has already been served.

the date of the Preliminary Exam of Civil Judge, Junior Division (Entry Level) Exam-2021 scheduled to be held on May 6, 2022 which coincides with The Mains Examination of HCS (Judicial Branch)- 2021 is scheduled to be held from May 6, 2022-May 8, 2022.

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