Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 3
Less than two years after the Punjab Public Service Commission initiated a process for recruitment of 118 Ayurvedic Medical Officers, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday observed that provision for negative marking for candidates raising objections to wrong answer keys was arbitrary and draconian. The Bench further observed it appears to have been incorporated without application of mind to the relevant facts.
Appearing before Justice Jaswant Singh’s Bench, the counsel for petitioner Hari Chand Arora contended that the objective type written test was conducted by the PPSC on October 29, 2017. However, on the same day, before finalising the result, the PPSC published a public notice on its website…