Kochi: Kerala High court on Monday observed
that the decision of the selection committee to grant
moderation marks in the written examination conducted for the
selection of District and sessions judge was `unsustainable`.
The observation in this regard was made by a division
bench comprising chief justice J Chelemeswar and justice P R
Ramachandra Menon on a petition filed by Minu mathew and
Jayachandran challenging the moderation granted to certain
The bench held that the seven candidates who were found
eligible initially on the baiss of their securing the cut off
marks should attend the viva voce and appropriate decision
should be taken by the selection committee.
According to the petitioners, only 4 candidates had the
prescribed minimum marks and others who had failed to get the
minimum marks got selected on the basis of the moderation
Of the six selected, four have already been appointed as
district and sessions judge.