The Supreme Court of India recently passed an order cancelling the selection of some 89 judicial officers in the Andhrapradesh.
On the writ filed in the High Court of Andhrapradesh by a candidate who was not selected, the High Court dismissed the writ.Whereas in the Supreme Court, the Appeal was allowed and the selection of some 89 judicial officers was cancelled by the Supreme Court.
The reason for the dispute was that the selection committee while fixing the minimum marks for the written examination as 75, it did not fix any minimum marks for the interview at the time of advertising for the selection of judicial officers.
It is also alleged that even a list of judicial officers was finalised on the basis of the performance by the candidate in the written examination.Later on in the course of the interviewing of candidates for the selection of judicial officers, a minimum mark of 25 was fixed for the interview and also stipulated that those who had got a minimum marks of 75 in the written and 25 in the interview alone were considered for selection.
The Supreme court while allowing the appeal and cancelling the list of selected candidates, held that the cretaria for selection and minimum marks for the written and oral etc should be categorically announced while calling upon the applicants to apply.
But in the impugned case, the cretaria for selection has been altered in the course of the selection and accordingly minimum marks have been fixed for interview also for considering selection, which cannot be allowed.Therefore, the final list of selected candidates was cancelled.
It is ridiculous to note that in the case of selecting judicial officers such a grave mistake has been committed, questioning the whole selection as a farce.One cannot also discount the theory of something fishy in the whole selection process and the role of some vested interests in the selection process.India is India. No one can compare it with anybody else.