This is apropos of the news item, 'Sindh High Court takes back power to recruit subordinate judiciary' (June 16), wherein it has been reported that the Sindh High Court has decided to retrieve the powers of recruiting civil judges and judicial magistrates. This decision has a far-reaching positive effect on the recruitment system as the Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC) for the last few years has failed to come up to the expectation of the public as an independent and credible institution. In the preceding government, even the chairman SPSC had to face a judicial inquiry on the charge of maladministration and corruption. He was saved by the skin of his teeth due to insufficient evidence. The controller of examinations, however, was found guilty of serious misdemeanor and was dismissed from service. It is, however, another story that the same controller has been taken back and appointed EDO by the present regime, which has posted him in Nausharo Feroze. Even the present setup is not absolved of misconduct as sons of the chairman and two members of the commission have appeared in the examinations held for executive jobs but have failed to disclose this fact before the institution as required under the rules of business. They have even failed to refute these facts. In the present scenario, the decision of the Sindh High Court to take away powers of the SPSC to recruit subordinate judiciary has created a ray of hope for the aspiring candidates who had lost all faith in SPSC. -AKHTAR MIRZA, Hyderabad, via e-mail, June 20.