Rajasthan HC orders RPSC to declare 're-prepared' results of RAS 2012

The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday quashed the results of the RAS (Mains) 2012 examination held by the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) and ordered the Commission to declare the same afresh immediately on the basis of raw marks or within three months if scaling and moderation technique is used in the examination.

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 26, 2014, 19:31 PM IST

Jodhpur: The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday quashed the results of the RAS (Mains) 2012 examination held by the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) and ordered the Commission to declare the same afresh immediately on the basis of raw marks or within three months if scaling and moderation technique is used in the examination.

Disposing of a petition by one Bhanwar Lal and others challenging the scaling system and non-consideration of raw marks in final results by the RPSC, Justice Vineet Kothari gave these orders to the RPSC in a reportable judgement providing relief to the petitioners.

"The court gave an option to the RPSC to either adopt raw marks for re-preparing the results and declare them immediately or declare the result within 3 months of the order, if the RPSC wished to adopt the scaling technique in the examination in question," the counsel of petitioners, Ashok Choudhary said.

Clarifying its order further, the court said that if the RPSC wishes to invoke and apply the scaling and moderation technique in optional and compulsory subjects respectively, and not the raw marks in RAS 2012 results, then it will have to form a committee of 7-9 members before that, and in case the difference or variation of marks, on account of adoption of the scaling and moderation technique, is more than 10 per cent of the maximum marks in a particular paper, it be ignored and should not be beyond 10 percent.

On March 3, a single bench of Justice GK Vyas of the High Court had held the scaling system adopted by the RPSC in preparing the results of RAS invalid and had ordered the RPSC to re-prepare the result of RAS (Mains) on the basis of raw marks within a month of the order and conduct the interviews afterwards.

This order of the single bench was challenged by the RPSC and some successful candidates in the division bench of the High Court, which, however, held the scaling system right but referred the matter back to the single bench with direction to address the lacunae in the scaling system.