November 18, 2020: Plea filed by candidates on Tuesday, who appeared for the preliminary examination for appointment to the Kerela Administrative Service (KAS).
A plea has been filed before the Kerela Administrative Tribunal by some candidates who appeared for the preliminary examination for appointment to the Kerela Administrative Service. They have alleged serious irregularities in the selection process to the highest civil post under the state services.
The candidates have pleaded with the tribunal to revoke the selection process and initiate with fresh proceedings in accordance with law for the selection.
The main reason for the plea was the favouritism, nepotism and political patronage in the selection process caused by the manual valuation of the 18,000 sheets by the employees of the Kerela Public Service Commission.
They claimed that the time period that was granted for revaluation and for obtaining a copy of the answer sheets was initially 45 days. In an attempt to eliminate and exclude the meritorious candidates from approaching the Kerala Public Service Commission for revaluation and obtaining a copy of their answer sheets, the time period was reduced to 15 days.
The Acting Chairman of the Tribunal, Benny Gervasis and member Rajesh Dewan, considering the plea, have directed the PSC to inform its stand on the matter by November 19, 2020. It all happened even though the KAS main examination is scheduled for November 20 and 21, 2020.
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