1. Hyderabad HC notice to UPSC topper on his disability status

Hyderabad HC notice to UPSC topper on his disability status

The Hyderabad High Court today directed Ronanki Gopalakrishna, who secured the third rank in the UPSC the exam this year, to file a reply on a plea claiming that he had produced a "fake" handicapped certificate for the exam.

By: | New Delhi | Published: June 28, 2017 2:36 AM
Hyderabad High Court, Andhra Pradesha High Court, UPSC topper, UPSC Topper disability Gopalakrishna obtained the top rank in UPSC Civil Services Examination of 2016, by producing a fake orthopedically-handicapped certificate. (IE)

The Hyderabad High Court today directed Ronanki Gopalakrishna, who secured the third rank in the UPSC the exam this year, to file a reply on a plea claiming that he had produced a “fake” handicapped certificate for the exam. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), which conducts the exam, was also issued a notice in this matter. The bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice Rajani issued notices based on a PIL filed by advocate Murali Krishna. The court gave three weeks time to the respondents to file their replies. Krishna, in his petition, claimed that Gopalakrishna obtained the top rank in UPSC Civil Services Examination of 2016, by producing a fake orthopaedically-handicapped certificate.

By producing a fake physically handicapped certificate he marched over all the OBC candidates where the cut-off marks for selection is 110 marks. But for the fake certificate he would not have been selected, the petitioner contended. However, when contacted Gopalakrishna denied the claims saying he was thoroughly examined by a panel of the doctor appointed by UPSC which declared that his right hand has a problem and the extent of disability is 59 percent as certified by the Andhra Pradesh government. Gopalakrishna, who is currently working as a teacher said he was successful in the UPSC selection by meeting all the criterion set by the Commission. (PTI)

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    citizen
    Jun 29, 2017 at 1:03 pm
    There is quite a high number of candidates resorting to such means UPSC and the concerned government has to enquire into these incidents and ensure strict compliance to rule of law..if there is any in our country
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      Unknown
      Jun 28, 2017 at 7:20 pm
      Gopalakrishna obtained the top rank in UPSC Civil Services Examination of 2016, by producing a fake orthopedically-handicapped certificate. (IE) How would you declare this ? Was it proven ? Be cautious with the verbiage used. Its only a PIL, which is yet to be discussed.
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