Sanctity of exams will be lost if courts keep on interfering: SC

NEW DELHI, JUN 12: The Supreme Court today said that the sanctity of an examination would be lost if courts through their power of judicial review keep interfering with the decisions taken by authorities conducting competitive tests.
The top court said that a line needs to be drawn to determine the extent to which a judicial review can be allowed of the decisions taken by authorities conducting the examinations.
A vacation bench of justices U U Lalit and Deepak Gupta observed this while reserving its verdict for June 14 on a plea by students seeking stay or cancellation of an upper-subordinate services exam conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC).
The students have alleged in the plea that answers to several questions asked in the UPPSC’s preliminary examination held last year were “incorrect”. They also said that the UPPSC has not followed the Allahabad High Court’s order of March 30 by which it had directed for re-evaluation of answer sheets of the preliminary examination. “The sanctity of an examination will be lost if we keep on interfering with the decisions taken by an authority conducting the competitive examination through the power of judicial review,” the bench said. (Agencies)