The High Court on Wednesday directed the State government to consider within six months the proposal of cancelling the contracts of pourakarmikas and appointing them as permanent employees of city municipal corporations and urban local bodies.
A Division Bench of Justices K L Manjunath and Ravi Malimath passed the direction while hearing a PIL filed by former Mysore mayor Narayana, who is also president of the Karnataka State City Corporation and Town Municipalities Pourakarmikas Mahasangha.
He had requested the court to direct the corporations and municipalities to pay wages to contracted pourakarmikas on par with the permanent staff.
During the hearing, Additional Advocate General Shivanna submitted that the proposal to appoint contract civic workers employed with city corporations, city municipalities and town municipalities as permanent employees is pending before the State government and added that it will be done within six months.
The Bench told the government to complete the process in the prescribed time and disposed of the petition. The petition contended that though the contract workers are doing the same amount of work, the corporations are paying them lesser than those employed on a permanent basis, which is a violation of the right to equality.
The High Court on Wednesday imposed a fine of `30,000 on Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and M R Medical College, Gulbarga, for delaying the answer script of a post-graduation student of radiology for more than six months.
Justice Anand Byrareddy passed the order while hearing a petition filed by Dr K V Vijay Seena Reddy accusing the college and RGUHS of not giving his answer script even though he had applied six months ago.
Vijay took admission in M R Medical College in Gulbarga in 2012-13 for post-graduation in Radiology. He wrote his exams in May, 2013 and results were in announced on June 15, 2013. After he failed, he applied for his answer script, but it was not provided to him.