Advocate Siddique Ullah said the 84 candidates were recommended by the PSC for appointment in different cadres after they came out successful in BCS examinations.
Of them, 10 were recommended in the 36th BCS, 38 in 37th BCS and 36 in the 39th BCS. But without showing any specific reason, their recruitments got stuck, he said. In 2020, four separate writ petitions were filed in this connection.
Later, the HC issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why the gazette published excluding the names of the 84 should not be declared illegal.