Cabinet May Seek Guv’s Nod to Prosecute KPSC Members

Published: 29th January 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th January 2015 04:07 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: The cabinet is likely to take a decision on Thursday on seeking Governor Vajubhai Vala’s sanction to prosecute members of the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) facing corruption charges. 

KPSC has been charged with corruption in the selection of 362 gazetted probationary officers of the 2011 batch. The governor’s sanction is mandatory for courts to proceed against the accused. A Secretariat source told Express that the cabinet may also give its nod to grant `9 crore for the renovation and development of Devaraja Market in Mysuru, and lease 2,000 acres to JSW Steel Ltd at Toranagallu in Ballari district.

BBMP Division

The division of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) may also come up for discussion. Tempers are already running high over the issue with corporators and legislators airing differing views, making it tough for the government to take a decision.

While a committee constituted by the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) to study the issue has favoured trifurcation of the civic body, a panel set up by the state government has advocated its division but not recommended the manner. The committee is set to make its recommendation in this regard in its final report, sources said.


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