High Court directs PSC to qualify 280 indigenous candidates who left out in the revised result

The High Court directed the Public Service Commission on11 February 2014 to publish the results of 34th BCS preliminary test including 280 indigenous candidates who had been left out in the revised result published on 14 July 2013. The bench of Justice Naima Haider and Justice Zafar Ahmed delivered the judgement on a writ petition registered on July 28 last year.

In the first result on 8 July 2013, the results of 34th BCS preliminary tests were published first, based on the quota system, in which 12,033, including the indigenous candidates, were cleared. But the results sparked a widespread agitation among the students who claimed many ‘meritorious’ students had been left out. Following the protests, revised results were published on 14 July 2013 showing 46,250 candidates had passed but the indigenous examinees were left out. Later, these job seekers moved the High Court on 28 July 2013. The court on 11 February 2014 ordered the republishing of the preliminary test results, including those of the indigenous candidates.

On 16 February 2014 the PSC had announced the date of the written tests after republishing the preliminary results, which included 280 indigenous candidates. They were excluded from the earlier list. Supreme Court lawyers B M Elias Kachee and Jyotirmoy Barua argued for the petitioners, while Deputy Attorney General Mokleshur Rahman represented the government.