THE Supreme Court on Friday refused to interfere with the judgment of a division bench of the Manipur High Court quashing the Main Examination, 2016 conducted by the Manipur Public Service Commission (MPSC) and the appointments made pursuant to the examination. The High Court had also ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation to investigate into the conduct of the Main Examination, 2016 by the MPSC.
Dismissing a batch of petitions, a Supreme Court bench comprising Justices M Shantanagoudar and Sanjiv Khanna allowed the exam to be conducted afresh.
A two-member inquiry committee constituted by the High Court had found numerous irregularities in the conduct of the exam, extending from non-appointment of Controller of Examination, no record of handing over and taking over of answer-sheets, alteration in marks to no signature of examiners on various answer scripts.
The committee had recorded “summing up /all the material facts pointed out above, there are some irregularities in the process of the examination such as signing of Examiners, Supervisors, invigilators, awarding and alteration of marks and incorrect totalling of marks, etc……”
Senior Advocate Indira Jaisingh and Prashant Bhushan appeared in the Supreme Court today for the respondents/caveators (petitioners before the HC).