The Rajasthan Police Constable Recruitment Examination result will now be released as per the state level merit. According to TV reports, the High Court on Wednesday, while ruling on the petition of Zaheer Ahmad, ordered to release the examination result as per state level merit instead of district wise result. The court has said that one application of candidates who have made more than one application will be rejected and the result should be extracted at the state level.
The court has also considered making district-wise merit a violation of the Rajasthan Police Act-2009 and Rajasthan Police Subordinate Service Rules 1989, besides constitutional provisions. Simultaneously, the DGP has been ordered to make a state-wise merit list of the candidates appearing in the recruitment examination. The court has ordered the selection process to be completed according to the merit of eligible candidates in 3 months.
After the order of the court, the police department will now have to prepare the result according to the merit of the state level. But very soon Rajasthan Police Constable Recruitment Examination result may be released.
Earlier on January 8, the High Court, hearing the petition of Zaheer Ahmed, had an interim stay on releasing the district-wise results of the written examination. Later on the conclusion of the debate, the decision was reserved on 10 February.
Police headquarters was going to release the result of constable recruitment in the month of January. About 13 lakh candidates were sitting in this recruitment examination held on 6, 7 and 8 November. The final answer-key of the exam was released.
The process of issuing district wise merit of Constable Recruitment Examination was challenged in the petition. The argument in the petition was that when all the districts are recruiting from a recruitment advertisement, then the same cutoff should be issued at the state level also after extracting the same result. Issuing different results in every district will discriminate against the candidates. The petition has demanded that only one merit list of the entire Rajasthan be released.
Ajaj Nabi, counsel for the petitioner Zaheer Ahmed said that Rule No. 25 of the Rajasthan Police Subordinate Service Rules-1989 provides that the same joint merit will be made in the police recruitment in the state. Its standing order was also issued by DGP Rajasthan. There was a provision to create joint merit in Rajasthan Police recruitment. But at the moment Rajasthan Police Headquarters make district wise merit. Beyond the rules, the basis of district-wise merit has been considered as prevalent. He said that in the year 2013 police constable recruitment was selected on the basis of merit of 49.50 percent, 74 percent of Sikar district and 71 percent of Dausa district. This recruitment was against the Constitution and the Rajasthan Police Subordinate Services Rules.