CHENNAI: The Madras High Court today directed the city Commissioner of Police to conduct investigations on alleged malpractices in Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission exams based on complaints and submit a detailed report.
Justice SM Subramaniam before whom the petition filed by S Swapna, a transgender, came up for hearing, after giving the direction to the police Commissioner, posted the matter for further consideration to September 11.
The matter relates to a notification dated July 10, 2015, against which the petitioner applied to the post under Group-I services and cleared the preliminary examination.
Thereafter she appeared for the main written examination conducted on July 29, 30 and 31, 2016. However, to her shock, she was not declared successful, the petitioner submitted.
Also, she said she sought a copy of her answer sheet under the RTI Act but it was denied.
The petitioner further said, meanwhile, confirming her fear of massive malpractices in the TNPSC, a private Tamil television channel aired a programme alleging rampant corruption.
It had alleged that blank unanswered pages were surreptitiously removed and corrupt candidates were permitted to fill the same and then they were inserted into the main answer books, the petitioner submitted, quoting the TV channel.
Further, there was no marking of marks on the actual answer sheets but only in a separate OMR answer valuation sheet, the petitioner claimed.
The channel had also claimed that it had copies of the original answer sheet and further it made a complaint to the chief minister's cell and the city police Commissioner, the petitioner said.
Apart from the representation given by the transgender, complaints were filed by TNPSC and the TV channel in this regard.