Kerala PSC move to fill 545 vacancies from expired rank-lists

Thiruvananthapuram: A meeting of the Kerala Public Services Commission (PSC) on Monday decided to carry out appointments from some rank-lists whose validity has expired, in order to abide by a Supreme Court order. As a result, recommendations for filling 545 vacancies would be issued from the respective rank-lists. Among these are posts that were kept vacant in view of litigation.

The Supreme Court, on February 15 this year, had rejected an appeal against a Kerala High Court order of March 1, 2018 to extend the validity of the rank-lists. Subsequently, the litigation committee of the PSC examined all aspects of the Supreme Court judgment.

During the latest PSC meeting, the members discussed the number of vacancies kept apart for candidates who had gone to court as well as the advice given by the legal advisor in the High Court.

According to sources in the PSC, posts were left vacant as soon as the court ruled in favour of the candidates. However, appointments would be given only after confirming whether these vacancies exist at present. Moreover, this confirmation should come from the state government, the sources added.

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