The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday dismissed the nine petitions filed by 880 candidates challenging the inclusion of reserved category candidates in the list of open category candidates in the preliminary merit list to appear in the main examination for the post of Police Sub-Inspector (PSI), Class-3.
The petitioners submitted to the court to declare the selection process as unlawful and to direct the Police Sub Inspector Recruitment Board (PSIRB) to issue a fresh merit list of candidates for appearing in the main examination under the preliminary examination.
The High Court earlier on Monday reserved its verdict after the respondent state government submitted that it will have no other option other than to scrap the class-3 police sub-inspector examinations altogether if the court directs for any change in the methodology of the recruitment process.
Around 4.5 lakh candidates had appeared for physical tests conducted for recruitment on 1,382 posts of PSI. Out of them, some 2.5 lakh candidates took the elimination test. A list of 4,252 candidates has been prepared by the Board for the final exam. The petitioners are candidates belonging to the general category as well as the reserved categories (SEBC/SC/ST) who are undergoing the recruitment process for the Police Sub-Inspector, Class-3.
The exam is conducted in three stages — a physical test followed by a preliminary examination, and then the main examination. The physical test was conducted in December 2021 and nearly 2.5 lakh candidates qualified to appear for the preliminary exam conducted by the board on March 6, 2022. The results of this stage of the exam were declared on April 27, 2022, which listed the candidates who qualified for the main stage.
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