The Rajasthan High Court on Friday postponed the exam for direct recruitment in the District Judge Cadre, 2017, owing to Prime minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jaipur and the expected congestion on the roads.
The order was issued by Justice Sanjeev Prakash Sharma on a petition filed by Gajendra Singh Rathore and Guruprasad Singh Shekhawat. During the hearing, the counsel for the petitioners, Advocate Amit Ratnawat had pointed out that the centre for the exam in Jaipur is SS Jain Subodh College at Rambagh Circle which is located close to the venue of the Prime Minister’s programme at Amrudon ka Bagh.
He had further submitted that PM Modi is scheduled to visit from 12 noon onwards, and the exam is to be conducted from 3 to 6 pm. Besides, the college premises have been earmarked for parking for the PM’s visit.
While the Court was informed by Advocate General GS Gill and Additional Advocate General Rajendra Prasad, representing the respondents, along with the ACP Traffic that the authorities have made requisite arrangements for parking for the students as well, Justice Sharma opined that students would still face difficulties in reaching the centre.
It therefore postponed the exam, observing, “There are possibilities that hindrance be caused to candidates who may not be able to reach the examination centre in time. It cannot be gainsaid that examination at the level of District Judge Cadre has to be conducted in a peaceful environment so that the best candidates are made available… The traffic congestion caused would affect candidates performance which would defeat the purpose of the examination.
Taking into consideration the aforesaid, this Court deems it appropriate to direct the Registrar (Examination), Rajasthan High Court to defer the District Judge Cadre Examination scheduled from 07.07.2018..”
New dates for the exam have been directed to be fixed in consultation with the State Government, in order to prevent any such incidents from happening again.
An official notification was issued by the High Court pursuant to the order, deferring the examination.