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TSPSC case: HC Bench to deliver verdict today

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The Telangana High Court Division Bench may deliver its final verdict on the abolition of TSPSC’s Group-I prelims examination on Wednesday.

The Division Bench posted the hearing of the case regarding the TSPSC Group-I prelims examination’s cancellation to Wednesday. The Division Bench directed the Advocate General to submit all details regarding the examination.

While dealing with the appeal of the TSPSC on Tuesday, the Division Bench asked the TSPSC to reveal what is the problem in implementing biometric parameters.

Asking the TSPSC to submit details of the examinations conducted with biometric parameters, the Division Bench asked why the TSPSC failed to implement the guidelines given in its own notification. Isn’t the TSPSC supposed to be more alert as the examination was already cancelled once?

The TSPSC has the responsibility of infusing confidence among the unemployed. However, the future of candidates and the TSPSC image has become a question mark, the HC said.

However, the Advocate General informed the court that the TSPSC did not use biometric parameters due to lack of time and technology. The AG said that there were problems in the biometric system and that biometric problems arose when the TSPSC conducted the Group-I examination for the first time.

Responding to the AG’s argument, the petitioner’s counsel objected saying that the biometric system is used in all other examinations and that problems arose only in the Group-I examination. The petitioner’s counsel said that the government collected the biometric parameters of six lakh candidates during the constable selection examination.Responding to these arguments, the High Court asked the government to submit details of the biometric parameters used in other exams.

Earlier in the morning, the High Court expressed anger at the TSPSC saying that the unemployed were committing suicide as they were not getting jobs. The court commented that the TSPSC is a constitutional body, however, it has been failing in its duty to conduct examinations in a fair manner. The court posted the next hearing to post-lunch asking the TSPSC to give reasons for not using biometric parameters in its examination.

It may be recalled that the TSPSC appealed to the Division Bench as the High Court Single Bench had abolished the Group-I prelims examination saying that the TSPSC failed to conduct the examination as per guidelines mentioned in the TSPSC notification.

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