IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAM WP(C).No. 6430 of 2009(W) 1. SMITHA KARUNAN,HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL ... Petitioner Vs 1. KERALA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, ... Respondent 2. THE SECRETARY,TECHNICAL EDUCATION For Petitioner :SRI.MILLU DANDAPANI For Respondent :SRI.ALEXANDER THOMAS,SC,KPSC The Hon'ble MR. Justice P.N.RAVINDRAN Dated :03/04/2009 O R D E R P.N.RAVINDRAN, J. ------------------------------------- W.P.(C).No.6430 of 2009 -------------------------------------- Dated 3rd April, 2009 JUDGMENT
Heard Smt.Sumathi Dandapani, the learned Senior Advocate
appearing for the petitioner and Sri.Alexander Thomas, the learned
Standing Counsel appearing for the Kerala Public Service Commission.
2. The petitioner was an applicant for appointment to the
post of Lecturer in Computer Science and Engineering. She belongs to
the Ezhava community. She was selected and included in Ext.P5 ranked
list published on 14.10.2008, by Ext.P8 Addendum Notification published
on 2.12.2008. The rank assigned to the petitioner is Rank No.32 A. The
petitioner challenges the rank assigned to her in the ranked list
contending that her merit was not properly assessed and only six marks
were awarded to her in the interview. In this writ petition, the petitioner
prays for quashing the interview proceedings which led to the publication
of Ext.P5 ranked list.
3. The learned Standing Counsel appearing for the Kerala
Public Service Commission had made available the mark list containing
the marks secured by all candidates who appeared for the interview. It
discloses that the petitioner was awarded only six months in the
interview. Though the petitioner has alleged that due to extraneous
considerations she was awarded low marks, there is no material in
support of the said contention. No reason is stated as to why the
Interview Committee was prompted to award low marks to the
petitioner. Further, the petitioner has not chosen to join any of the
candidates included in Ext.P5 ranked list as amended by Ext.P8, as
parties to this writ petition. In these circumstances, no relief can be
granted to the petitioner.
The writ petition fails and is accordingly dismissed.