Madhya Pradesh High Court has imposed a fine of ₹ 20,000 on petitioner of petition number 9817/2023 and MPPSC candidate Bhanupratap Singh Tomar. Mr. Tomar had demanded that the talented candidates from the reserved category should not be included in the unreserved category in the preliminary and main examinations of PSC.
It is noteworthy that by the Madhya Pradesh High Court, by repealing the amendment made by the Madhya Pradesh Government on 17th February 2020 in the State Service Examination Rules and by making an amendment on 20th December 2021, it has been arranged that at each stage of the selection process, all the unreserved posts will be filled.
The system of filling the class with talented candidates should be reestablished. This amendment is applicable in all PSC recruitment examinations from 2019 to 2023. The petitioner, being aggrieved by the said system, has filed the petition through advocates Anshul Tiwari, Parag Tiwari, Supriya Singh and many Fakhruddins.
In which the High Court issued a notice on April 27, 2023, seeking response from the non-applicant Madhya Pradesh Government Law and Legislative Affairs Department, General Administration Department, Home Ministry and Public Service Commission Indore.
Subsequently, intervention petition number 5914/2023 was filed by advocate Rameshwar Singh Thakur on behalf of OBC/SC/ST Ekta Manch and Deepak Patel. By accepting the said petition, the Division Bench had given orders to combine both the applicants number 5 and 6. Both the above interveners were given an opportunity to file replies on the issues raised in the petition.
The petitioner’s application was rejected by the Madhya Pradesh High Court on September 23, 2023. After this, a second application was filed by the petitioner on 26 December 2023, in which relief similar to the dismissed application was sought. Today, on 08/02/24, the division bench of Chief Justice Shri Ravi Malimath and Justice Vishal Mishra, taking seriously the said action of the petitioner, said that misuse of the judicial process will not be tolerated, and a fine of Rs. 20,000 has been imposed on the petitioner.
After imposing the fine, the said application was rejected and the said case number 9817/2023 dated 16/02/24 has been fixed for recovery of the fine amount.