Ranchi: Jharkhand High Court heard the petitions challenging the Jharkhand Staff Selection Commission (JSSC) Graduate Level Examination Conduct Amendment Rules-2021. During the hearing that lasted for about three hours in the division bench of Chief Justice Dr. Ravi Ranjan and Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad, senior Supreme Court advocate Sunil Kumar argued on behalf of the state government. He said that the JSSC Graduate Level Examination Conduct Rules are constitutionally correct.
Demand to repeal the rules as unconstitutional
It is to be known that earlier the debate on behalf of the applicant is going on in the division bench of Jharkhand High Court. Senior advocate Sunil Kumar and advocate Piyush Chitresh of the Supreme Court are representing the state government and advocate Sanjay Piparwal on behalf of JSSC. It is noteworthy that the JSSC Rules have been challenged by filing separate petitions on behalf of the petitioners Ramesh Hansda, Abhishek Kumar Dubey, Vikas Kumar Choubey, Rashmi Kumari and others. The petitioners have demanded that the rules be struck down as unconstitutional.
Violation of fundamental rights of general category students from the rules
Earlier, in the Division Bench of Jharkhand High Court, Senior Advocate Ajit Kumar, Advocate Kumar Harsh argued on behalf of the applicants. Mr. Kumar had told the division bench that the JSSC rules violate the fundamental rights of the general category students. They say that this is a violation of Articles 14 and 16 of the Constitution.
It is unconstitutional to stipulate in the rules that the students who pass the 10th and intermediate examinations from the state institute itself will be involved in the appointment process. This condition is applicable only to the general category, while this condition has been relaxed in the case of reserved category candidates. Not only this, Hindi and English have been removed from the language paper, while Urdu, Bengali and Odia languages have been included.