Promotion case: UPSC told to hold meet

The court observed that the UPSC cannot shirk its responsibility causing detriment to the career prospects of candidates for no fault of their own.

Published: 15th September 2018 02:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th September 2018 05:49 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU:The Karnataka High Court on Friday directed the Union Public Service Commission to hold a selection committee meeting which will decide on the proposal sent by the state government for considering two Karnataka Administrative Service (KAS) officers for promotion to Indian Administrative Service (IAS).

Pronouncing the judgement while dismissing the UPSC’s petition, the division bench of Justice A S Bopanna and Justice Srinivas Harish Kumar ordered the UPSC to complete the process of convening the meeting within 30 days from the receipt of copy of this order.

The court observed that the UPSC cannot shirk its responsibility causing detriment to the career prospects of candidates for no fault of their own.

The two KAS officers are Dr A Lokesha, working as Joint Controller, Office of the Finance Officer, Bengaluru University and T Venugopalareddy, working as Financial Advisor, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiac and Vascular Research in the city.

The High Court said that the UPSC was required to consider recommendations of the Karnataka government as it was only required to continue the process, which began much before December 31, 2017.

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