Hyderabad: Stating that the notification issued by the TS Police Recruitment Board seemed to be faulty, the Telangana High Court on Monday said that the results of the written exam for selection of sub-inspectors will be subject to its judgment.
A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice A. Rajasheker Reddy was dealing with a writ appeal filed by 23 candidates who were disqualified for the written exam on failing the physical efficiency test of running 800 metres in 170 seconds.
The appellants sought a direction to the Telangana State Level Police Recruitment Board to declare them qualified for the remaining events as those who had cleared the event by clocking 170.499 seconds. They contended that they had clocked less than 171 seconds and hence come under the 170 seconds limits prescribed in the notification.
The petitioners’ contention was that the board had shown discrimination in declaring that the candidates who cleared the event within 170.499 seconds as qualified and rejecting those who had clocked more than 170.499 seconds but less than 170.999 seconds.
Justice Chauhan told the board’s counsel, “You should not have given the relaxation to candidates who clocked 170.499 seconds. Your notification is faulty.”...