State govt unlikely to work towards ending stalemate as it would mean poll code violation
This was pointed out as a gross violation of the norm that posts once reported to the PSC cannot be tampered with by the government without cancelling it by following the due process.
A division Bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice R Hemalatha also directed TNPSC to preserve all documents of the selection process, including answer scripts of candidates.
Order states max appointments will be made from LGS rank list; CPO list not to be revived
The GO states that maximum appointments will be made from the Last Grade Servants PSC rank list, but the Civil Police Officers PSC rank holders list which had expired will not be revived.
Until Wednesday afternoon, the CPO aspirants were under the impression that the new police constable posts announced in the cabinet were meant for them.
The cabinet has also decided to form a new battalion in the Kerala Police - KAP 6 - which will see 135 new posts being created.
The Centre was initially not willing to concede to giving an extra chance but it was later done at the suggestion of the bench.
The state government is making efforts to end the stalemate over the PSC job aspirants’ indefinite fast in front of the Secretariat.
Taking the PSC job aspirants’ indefinite fast before the Secretariat to national prominence, Rahul Gandhi, MP, visited them and the Youth Congress vice-presidents who are holding hunger strike.
The government and the PSC have brought about the new rule by amending the Rules of Procedure (Rule 2 A).
During the two-hour discussion, the protesters sought written assurance that the government would accept their demands.
It was the first discussion initiated by the state government since protest began on Jan 26
The New Indian Express spoke to Sobha about her support to the agitation and why she will not be in the fray in the upcoming assembly election.
The move by the firebrand leader had an almost immediate impact.