BANGALORE: The High Court on Thursday issued notices to the government, the chief secretary and the Vidhana Soudha police in connection with a petition filed by Mangala Sridhar, a suspended Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) member.
Justice L Narayana Swamy also issued a notice to Governor H R Bhardwaj while hearing Mangala’s petition challenging her suspension. The case has been adjourned to Wednesday. The Governor had passed Mangala’s suspension order on May 14, following allegations of her involvement in the scam-riddled appointment of 362 gazetted officers in 2011.
In her petition, Mangala claimed that if there are allegations against KPSC members, the Governor is required to submit a report to the President, which should then be sent to the Supreme Court. The apex court has to investigate the issue.
She said action can be initiated against members of KPSC only if the charges are proved. The Governor cannot take a decision on this matter on his own, she added.
Notice to Govt, Veterinary Varsity
The High Court on Monday issued a notice to Veterinary College, Bidar, following a petition by G Shivasharanappa and others challenging the appointment of 357 veterinary doctors without providing adequate reservation to candidates from the Hyderabad-Karnataka region under Article 371 (J).
The court issued notices to the state government and the Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries University, Bidar, and directed them to file objections. The petitioner’s counsel said there should be a reservation of 75 per cent in A and B groups and 80 per cent in C and D posts. But in the recent appointments, only 29 per cent reservation was given in both categories, he claimed.
The petitioners further stated that it is a violation of the rules and requested the court to quash the appointments.