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Odisha HC stays OJS preliminary results

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Jun 23:

The Odisha High Court today issued an interim stay on the publication of results of the preliminary examination of Odisha Judicial Service-2015.

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The court directed the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) not to announce the results without its permission.

A single judge bench of Justice Dr BR Sarangi, hearing a writ petition filed by Madhubala Bisoyee and 18 other OJS aspirants, issued the interim stay today.

Alleging that 16 out of the 100 questions in the booklet were either wrong, out of syllabus or contained typographical and grammatical errors, the petitioners had moved the court seeking its early intervention in the matter.

The petitioners had prayed for award of full marks for each of the wrong questions to all the examinees and also to award extra five marks as grace for causing mental turbulence in facing the confusing questions. They had also sought at least two months’ time for the main examination after the declaration of preliminary results.

The court adjourned the case to be taken up again after two weeks after the OPSC additional secretary files an affidavit in the court stating that the expert committee, formed by the Commission to look into the complaints, would submit a report in two weeks.

Pursuant to an advertisement of OPSC in April this year, applications were invited for recruitment to 69 posts of civil judges in OJS under the provisions of Odisha Superior Judicial Service and Odisha Judicial Service Rules of 2007.

A total of 2166 students had appeared in the preliminary examination held in five centres.