Jodhpur, Feb 8 (PTI) Rejecting over 100 petitions challenging the School Teachers Recruitment Examination, conducted by Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC), the Rajasthan High Court today vacated the stay on appointments and gave the state government the green signal to proceed. Also Read - Section 144 Imposed in 11 Districts of This State Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases; Social, Religious Gatherings Banned Till Oct 31 | Read Details

Some unsuccessful candidates had moved separate petitions in the high court challenging the results of the examination, leading to the court stay on appointments. Also Read - Rajasthan Tragedy: 6 Drown After Boat Capsizes in Chambal River, Rescue Operation Underway

The petitioners prayed that the state government and the RPSC be directed to re-conduct and re-organise various examination papers or re-evaluate those papers and then re-publish the answer key. Also Read - Unlock 4 in Rajasthan: Lockdown to Remain Implemented in Containment Zones, No Restriction on Inter-state, Intra-state Travel

Counsel for RPSC J P Joshi argued in the court that the entire process right from the notification to the results was completely transparent.

He also argued that after releasing the first answer key, a revised key was issued following the objections.

The court had completed the hearing in the case last week and had reserved the order.

Pronouncing the order today, Justice Nirmal Jeet Kaur, while refusing to interfere either on the issue of question paper or the answer keys, rejected all the petitions and vacated the stay on the appointments.

The RPSC had conducted School Lecturer Recruitment Examination 2015 for the 1398 vacant posts of 19 subjects in July last year and the results were declared in September.

But before, the appointments could be made, the matter reached the court.

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