Supreme court dismissed the plea challenging age limit relaxation in 7th Jharkhand Public service exams

By – Rhytham Jain

On Wednesday the supreme court of India dismissed a special leave petition of the high court of Jharkhand’s order which dismissed a petition challenging the modification in the date for determining the age limit for appearing in the examination of the 7th Jharkhand public service commission. While deciding the judgment, the supreme court bench of Justice MR Shah and Justice AS Bopanna observed that as the last examination was conducted in the 2016 year so taking note of this fact the relaxation of 5 years had already been given. So we are not dismissing and not interfering in the judgment taken by the Jharkhand high court. Considering that there was no exam in the last five years so Commission’s counsel also contended the government to accommodate the aspirants for the 7th public service commission examinations issued guidelines to keep the cut-off date for calculating the upper age limit as of August 1, 2016, and lower age limit as on 1 March 2021. Further, the council said that as the examination could not take place for last 5 years so we have already provided changes and relaxations in age limit so no any further changes required.

The divisional bench of the supreme court agreed with the submission of counsel of JPSC and held that the council has already provided the age relaxation of 5 years so no more relaxations are needed. The supreme court bench observed that issue notice returnable on 22 September 2021 only to consider the prayer of the claimant whether as a one-time measure.