Supreme Court suspends review of state judicial services : The Tribune India

Tribune press service

New Delhi, May 4

The Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended the review of Haryana Judicial Services (sector) scheduled for May 6-8 as it clashed with the preliminary review of Madhya Pradesh Civil Judge, Junior Division (level of entrance)-2021.

A bench, headed by Justice Vineet Saran, has petitioned the Punjab and Haryana High Court to inform it of any postponement dates for the review and released the case for a rehearing on May 9.

Originally, the HJS (Mains) exams were scheduled to take place between April 22-24. However, the dates have been moved to May 6-8 to avoid clashes with the Delhi Judicial Service (DJS) preliminary examination, which was due to be held. April 24.

The Interim Order follows a petition filed by some candidates who pointed out the difficulty being caused to them as the dates of the Haryana Judicial Services (Sector) exam clashed with those of the Judge’s Preliminary Examination civilian MP, junior division (entry level)-2021 .

Claiming that they would be deprived of their right to participate in the judicial review of their choice, if the Haryana review is not postponed, the petitioners said: “This is against the fundamental rights of petitioners as guaranteed by the Constitution, and therefore the petitioners here are compelled to prefer the present application to intervene in the present written petition.”

Mark M. Gagnon