In a remarkable development, the Sindh High Court (SHC) has tasked SHC’s officials to oversee the Sindh Public Service Commission’s (SPSC) Combined Competitive Examination (CCE).
SHC’s ruling to ensure transparency and merit came during the hearing of a case regarding the inconsistencies in the SPSC’s CCE process.
According to details, Muhammad Ayub Panhwar, a CCE aspirant who had passed the 2018 exam but was declared failed by the commission after the interview, had lodged a petition in the SHC’s Divisional Bench Hyderabad, urging the court to take notice of the irregularities and malpractices in the SPSC’s recruitment process.
During the hearing, the court decreed that the Official Assignee of SHC will supervise the CCE process in Karachi while Additional Registrars of SHC will oversee the CCE process in Hyderabad, Sukkur, and Larkana.
Official Assignee and Additional Registrars of SHC shall ensure that the entire process of CCE-2020 examination is held strictly in accordance with the law, relevant rules and regulations, and the directions given by the Supreme Court in the judgment of 13 March 2017 in suo-moto case of 18/2016, declaring the entire CCE 2016 as illegal.
Besides, SHC has also issued notices to Chief Secretary Sindh and Chairman SPSC to ensure compliance with the directive.
The court has also directed the SPSC to publish the CCE final results after handing over its record to the SHC.
It must be noted here that CCE 2020 has commenced today in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, and Larkana districts.