27 Oct : An aspiring bureaucrat has failed to convince the Delhi High Court to order re-evaluation of her answer-sheet in the civil services exam.Her plea was rejected by the court on the ground that there were no rules that permitted the UPSC to undertake such an exercise.
"There is no rule requiring it (UPSC) to undertake re-evaluation of the answer sheets. We are not at all impressed by the submission that the evaluation of the answer sheets of the petitioner…the submission is entirely without basis and remains to be unsubstantiated," said a Division Bench headed by Justice S Muralidhar in a judgement.
The Court dismissed a petition filed by Nimmakakayala Geeta Swapna challenging the order passed by the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) rejecting her petition for re-evaluation of her answer papers in Civil Service Mains examination in 2006.
"We find absolutely no infirmity in the impugned order of the Tribunal," the High Court said.Swapna claimed that she appeared for the Mains examination in subjects-Essay (English) and Psychology Part-II and had performed very well in both the subjects.
She appeared in the personality test but did not make it to the merit list.After knowing the marks-64 out of 200 in Essay and 126 out of 300 in Psychology-II, she had written a letter on June 8,2007 to the UPSC seeking reappraisal of papers in both the subjects, the petitioner added.The UPSC in a reply told her that the papers were rechecked and "no error has been noticed".