APPSC Group1 exam Analysis:
As honorable Supreme Court ordered. The Justice needs to be done in an holistic way, as it is done in the case of Haryana Public service commission Case.
As every one is equal in the hands of Justice ("EQUALITY BEFORE LAW"). The persons who are eligible to qualify in the prelims, but not qualified in the exam due to wrong key and persons selected for Mains & Interview based on the wrong key(i.e who are not eligible).
This created a lot of mess in the Group1 exam selection. That's why the honorable SC court ordered to create a fresh selection list on the basis of UPSC final key and give eligibility to the candidates who are denied in the process of selection ( As they have right to admit in the Mains exam).
The Judgments always done on Case citation (i.e, referring past court case decisions).
As the interview results are not declared. There is no issue, as aspirants don't know whether they are selected to the post or not. Means they are almost equal to the rightful candidates who are denied in the prelims selection list. So, both are same i.e, both are Unemployees.
The better way is to conduct a Fresh Mains Exam to the all eligible candidates as per Respectable SC order.
This is the only way to remove confusions among candidates and further remove the future comparisons.
If two different Mains exams are conducted for two different set of groups, (ie, new Mains exam will be written by only new batch of selected candidates), then how the level of difficulty between the two different Mains exams are compared.
(i.e, If Mains selected candidates are not writing in the fresh Mains exam, how the difficulty of Papers is weighed among two different set of Mains Papers.)
It further creates lot of havoc situations in the aspirants on the basis of comparison of difficulty of papers.
There is a need to re-conduct exam to the Unqualified candidates in Mains exam (i.e, candidates not selected for Interview) - why because, They competed in the Mains selection with some of the candidates, who are not eligible to write Mains based on the wrong prelims key selection. In this process the rightful candidates defeated in the hands of ineligible candidates. So, the competition itself is wrong as it is with the wrong competitors.
So the current Unselected candidates for Interview also have the right to rewrite the Fresh Mains Exam to Compete with the correct eligible candidates (i.e, with the persons who are selected in the correct prelims key and his past exam mates. )
Based on this analysis it is clearly evident that The honorable SUPREME COURT decision to create a fresh list of Prelims qualified candidates based on the Correct key, after omissions and emissions of candidates and re-conduct fresh Mains exam to all eligible candidates.
This is only way justice can be done according to Article 16 - Equality of opportunity in matters of public employment. (No ineligible person can be selected for public employment)