Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday scrapped the Haryana Civil Services (Judicial) preliminary examination.
The exam was held earlier in July this year.
Following an inquiry report, the HC committee had earlier recommended to scrap the exam. In the enquiry it was found that some of the candidates had access to the question paper prior to the exam.
The committee also recommended registration of a FIR against HC Registrar Recruitment Dr Balwinder Sharma and the two candidates who had access to the paper.
Dr Balwinder Sharma is a Punjab cadre judicial officer.
“In view of the prima facie finding that at least two candidates namely Ms. Sunita and Sushila had the question papers and therefore the possibility that other candidates may have also had access to the question paper cannot be ruled out; in such circumstances, purity of the examination having been lost…,” it has said in the inquiry report.
The HC committee found that Sharma was in contact with the topper candidate from past one year and according to the call details from the operator both have exchanged 760 calls and messages before the exam.
“Keeping in view the finding that Dr. Balwinder Sharma, Registrar (Recruitment) unequivocally stated that he had no prior acquaintance with Ms. Sunita (the topper in general category), while the call details given by the service provider reveal that there were a total of 760 calls and SMSs exchanged between Dr. Balwinder Sharma and Ms. Sunita during the lastone year, indicate that the matter requires a deeper probe,” the HC committee has said, while recommending regular inquiry against the Court official.