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SC to hear plea against Delhi HC verdict regarding IAS, IPS officers cadre allocation

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The Supreme Court has agreed to hear Centre’s plea challenging the Delhi High Court’s verdict against cadre allocation of IAS and IPS officers of 2018 batch. The court will now take up the matter on May 17.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the bench that the High Court had asked the Centre to redo the entire exercise of cadre allocation. Mehta also informed the court that candidates have already undergone training and were slated to join their respective cadres from May 10.

The Delhi High Court had recently quashed the Centre’s cadre allocations of IAS and IPS officers of 2018 batch under the new policy and ordered fresh cadre allocation.

The decision of the court comes on four separate petitions which challenged the “unfair” cadre allocation to Indian Police Service (IPS) on the basis of the results of the Civil Services Examination (CSE).

They had sought direction to the Centre to issue a new list allocating respective cadres to selected IPS candidates in the CSE, 2017, purely on the basis of merit and preferences indicated in the online form, by correctly interpreting the Office Memorandum (OM) of September 5, 2017.

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