CHENNAI: The Court Hall No 34 of the Madras High Court broke into a jubilant applause late on Thursday evening, when the vacation court announced that candidates who were denied hall tickets by the Tamil Nadu Uniformed Service Recruitment Board (TNUSRB) for the SI selection examination citing technical faults, would be allowed to write the test.
Such was the celebration that the diligent judge had to warn the candidates over expressing their delight inside the court hall.
Through a notification dated February 8, the TNUSRB had called for applications for the post of Sub Inspector of police in TN Police Subordinate Service for 2015. The board notified 984 general vacancies and 94 backlog vacancies.
It was specifically stated that only online application would be entertained. Candidates were given time till March 10 to apply, and the written examination has been scheduled on May 23.
On May 18, they were instructed to download the call letters to write the examination from the board’s website. However, a considerable number of candidates were a worried lot, as the board rejected their applications citing reasons including that the proof of age, educational qualification etc were not clearly or properly visible or properly uploaded.
Aggrieved, over 60 candidates approached the High Court on Thursday, pleading to allow them to write the exam. However, the board submitted to the court that it could not allow the rejected candidates as their applications were defective.
When the matter came up for hearing before the vacation bench, Justice R Mahadevan said, “The candidates cannot be denied an opportunity for some minor technical faults.” The judge directed TNUSRB to permit the candidates who were denied call letters for minor technical grounds. “The board shall upload the call letters of the candidates before 8 pm on Friday,” the judge said.
However, the judge made it clear that the relief applies only to those candidates who have approached the court for remedy.