BANGALORE: The Legislative Council witnessed noisy scenes on Wednesday after the JD(S) and BJP members demanded a CID inquiry into the alleged irregularities in State Council for Vocational Training (SCVT) examination.
Replying to Maritibbegowda of the JD(S), Labour Minister P T Parameshwar Naik said the results of SCVT exam, held in November 2013, had been withheld following complaints that the officials had allowed candidates who had not completed training to appear for the examination. He said the joint directors (training) of four divisional offices had been asked to verify the authenticity of the training institutes of over 4,000 trainees, whose examination results were withheld, and to submit a report. The government would examine the report and announce the results within 15 days, the minister added.
Naik said Karnataka High Court had dismissed a PIL filed into the alleged irregularities in the exams as withdrawn on July 14, but the department was yet to receive the copy of this order. However, a report had been received from the Employment and Training commissioner suggesting a high-level investigation or a CID probe and the government is examining the same, he said.
However, Maritibbegowda, Opposition leader K S Eshwarappa, JD(S) floor leader Basavaraj Horatti and Y S Narayanaswamy demanded Naik to announce a CID probe . The minister said he cannot take a decision without going through the report submitted by the joint directors as well as copy of the High Court order, but promised to order a CID inquiry, if necessary. Maritibbegowda rushed to the well of the House and said the minister is not ready to order a probe as he too has a role in the irregularities.