Responding to a public interest litigation (PIL) writ petition, the High Court on Tuesday asked the Public Service Commission (PSC) to republish the 34th BCS preliminary test results, including the 280 indigenous candidates dropped from the revised results.
An HC division bench comprising Justice Naima Haider and Justice Zafar Ahmed passed the order while disposing of its rule upon a writ petition.
Among others, the Ministry of Public Administration, the Education Secretary and the Controller of Examinations of PSC will have to comply with the HC order.
Fifty-nine indigenous candidates filed the writ petition challenging the validity of PSC’s decision to leave out their names from the revised results.
On July 31 last year, the High Court issued a rule asking the PSC to explain why the commission has dropped the names of 280 successful indigenous candidates of the 34th BCS preliminary test from the list of revised results.
In response to a writ petition, the HC had also asked the government and the PSC to explain why dropping the 280 candidates’ names from the revised results of the 34th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) preliminary test should not be declared illegal.
Advocate Jyotirmoy Barua, the counsel for the writ petitioners, told reporters that that now there is no legal bar for the PSC to publishing the 34th BCS preliminary test results including 280 indigenous candidates and go by the next course of action following the HC verdict.
HC asks to include 280 indigenous candidates in BCS results