Acting on a PIL filed by the candidates, Patna High Court has asked the Bihar Staff Selection Commission to put the Junior Engineer result on hold. The written exam for filling Junior Engineer posts in Water Resources Department was conducted by Bihar SSC on September 25, 2016.
Bihar Staff Selection Commission had issued Advertisement No. 04/11 to invite applications for filling Junior Engineer posts in Water Resources Department, Bihar government. There are total 2,030 posts to be filled through the recruitment process, which includes 1,988 Junior Engineer (Civil) and 42 Junior Engineer (Mechanical) posts. The final selection of the candidates for filling these posts was to be done through a written exam whick was initially conducted on September 30, 2012. The results of the written exam were announced in January 2013, declaring roll numbers of qualified candidates. In May 2014, the Commission, following the order of the High Court, asked all the qualified candidates to report to the Commission Office for verification.
The exam was once again scheduled for August 7, 2016, and then postponed to September 18, 2016. The recent exam has been successfully organized on September 25 and the answer keys were published on October 29. The process of submitting of objections had just finished on November 11.
As per the reports, Rajiv Ranjan Kumar and others had filed a writ petition in Patna High Court against the irregularities reported during the conduct of the written exam, acting on which the High Court has ordered stay on the result declaration. The bench of Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi also asked the state government to submit the response within four weeks.
Advocate Deenu Kumar, appearing on the behalf of petitioners, informed the court that the written examination for 2,030 Junior Engineer posts was held on September 25. “During the first shift exam at SB College, Maulabagh, Arrah, the candidates were given second shift paper, to which the candidates protested. Patrolling Magistrate reported the matter to Nawada Thana and filed a FIR against the ten people including the center superintendent.”
Advocate Kumar further said that the exam has been mired with irregularities for a long period, while the Staff Selection Commission has been busy in publishing the results. To which, the court ordered the Commission to put the result of current exam on hold and wait for the court order.