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Bhopal: A division bench of MP high court asked a group of PSC aspirants to explain their locus standi to become interveners in a petition filed by another group on exam rules.

The petitioners had said that despite MP high court decision quashing the rules framed by MPPSC in 2015 for selection of candidates, the main MPPSC exam results of 2019 and 2021 are based on 2015 rules only. The group seeking to become interveners in the petition has prayed the court to reconsider its decision to declare 2015 recruitment rules as illegal. Under 2015 rules, MPPSC had provided for horizontal reservation, thereby not allowing candidates from reserved classes to get selected from the general category even if they scored marks at par with the general category candidates selected in an exam.

A group of 55 PSC aspirants from rerseved sections had filed a plea in the high court stating that despite the court striking down 2015 recruitment rules, MPPSC had issued the list of candidates qualifying in the main examination on the basis of 23015 rules and sought a revised list of candidates qualifying for the interview following vertical reservation norm.

Meanwhile, another group of MPPSC aspirants filed an application in the court seeking to become interveners in the petition with a prayer that the court revisit its order to declare 2015 rules as null & void.

Hearing the application, the division bench of Justice Sujoy Paul and Justice D D Bansal asked the applicants to explain their locus standi in the matter and why they should be heard deferring the hearing to November 18.

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