Five officers on Friday presented themselves before the High Court in connection with a case related to a recruitment scandal in the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC).
The officials were allegedly involved in irregularities in marks awarded to candidates for Group A and B gazetted probationers of the 1998, 1999 and 2004 batches.
B S Ramaprasad (IAS), the then KPSC secretary and now secretary to the Governor, B A Harish Gowda (IAS), then secretary, presently retired, Shobha Basavaraj, system analyst at KPSC, S Arunachalam, section officer, presently retired, and I B Nirwani, deputy secretary, presently retired, presented themselves before a Division Bench of Chief Justice D H Waghela and Justice B V Nagarathna. The Bench directed them to file affidavits on the allegations made against them.
The Bench, on March 21, had issued show-cause notices to the five individuals who held key posts in 2012 in the KPSC asking them that why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against them for not following court orders.
The court had ordered conducting fresh moderation related to marks awarded to candidates for Group A and B gazetted probationers exam in 1998.
The High Court on Friday vacated the stay and granted permission to conduct ‘Yog Diksha’, ‘Rashtra Nirman Sabha’ and free Yoga Science camp by Bharat Swabhiman Trust in Chitradurga on April 12.
Justice Ashok B Hinchigeri granted permission on a petition filed by the Trust challenging the district administration’s decision to deny permission.
The court said as the model code of conduct in force, the Trust should not campaign for any political party or distribute pamphlets during the camp. Counsel for the petitioner submitted that the camp is scheduled on April 8 at 8 am in the Old Middle School. Yoga guru Baba Ramdev will participate in the event and no political leader or party will campaign, the counsel said.