The High Court of Rajasthan on 3 March scrapped the scaling system and ordered the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) to re-announce the results of Rajasthan Administrative Service (RAS) examination (Main) on the basis of 'raw' marks, within the time-frame of 1 month, only after which the interview will be conducted for recruitment process to proceed further.
The court of Justice G K Vyas held the scaling system used for preparing the results as invalid.
Furthermore, the high court has also directed the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) conduct the exam again following new rules for the extra 106 posts, which have been added, after the main examination.
Justice Vyas announced the directions after hearing a petition filed by Bhanwar Lal Bishnoi, who mentioned in his writ petition that the RPSC had published a recruitment notice on 06 February 2012 for recruitment to 289 posts of RAS and 817 posts for allied services, with a condition that any change in the number of seats would be made only before the preliminary examination.
His argument was infringement of the clause, that the RPSC added more posts to rise posts to 360 for RAS and 851 for allied services and that too after the main examination.
Bishnoi challenged the increase in number of posts that held after the main examination, use of scaling method in evaluating and preparing the results even though government had decided to discontinue it and non-disclosure of raw marks.
RPSC is a state government agency responsible for the recruitment of candidates for state administrative and allied services.