SC: Scope of judicial review is narrow in cases of evaluation of candidates

The Hon’ble Supreme Court, on 6th May 2020, in the matter of Bihar Staff Selection Commission & Ors. v. Arun Kumar & Ors. observed that the scope of judicial review under Article 226 in matters concerning evaluation of candidates -particularly, for purpose of recruitment to public services is narrow. In the absence of any provision for re-evaluation of answer sheets, judicial review should be rarely exercised, preferably under exceptional circumstances.

The Hon’ble Supreme Court observed that:

The scope of judicial review under Article 226 in matters concerning evaluation of candidates-particularly, for purpose of recruitment to public services is narrow. (Para 20)

In the absence of any provision for re- evaluation of answer sheets, judicial review should be rarely exercised – preferably under exceptional circumstances. (Para 20)

Copy of judgement: Judgement_06-May-2020

-Adv. Tushar Kaushik

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