The situation is pathetic says Kerala High Court; orders independent probe into all recent appointments by PSC

The situation is pathetic says Kerala High Court; orders independent probe into all recent appointments by PSC

Kochi (Kerala): The Kerala High court today expressed grave concern over the appointments made by Kerala Public Service Commission (PSC) and said that the situation is pathetic in the state. The court also ordered investigation on all the recent appointments by PSC. The court was expressing its views while considering the anticipatory bail plea of fourth accused in the PSC police constable exam case in which the leaders of the student wing of the ruling LDF government are the main accused.

The court expressed its concern that undeserved candidates entering into government service. “PSC is an independent agency closely knitted with common people. So the legal process regarding the agency must be transparent which would instil trust among aspirants” said the court. “Undeserved candidates entering into jobs should be prevented and the present situation of PSC is upsetting” the court added, pointing out to the need for fair investigations. Court also rejected the anticipatory bail plea of the two.

The credibility of PSC was under scrutiny after key accused in a murder attempt case, who had several police cases against them and failed to pass their respective university examinations, secured top ranks in the PSC examination. Shivaranjith, the primary accused in the stabbing case, had secured the first rank in the PSC examination. Naseem, the second accused in the stabbing case had secured 28th rank in the PSC exam while Pranav secured the second rank in the PSC examination.

The PSC had earlier confirmed irregularities in police constable rank list.

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