High Court imposes Rs one lakh cost on BU, government

Frowns on unpardonable conduct in appointment of a lecturer

“Having regard to the unpardonable conduct of Bangalore University as well the State of Karnataka, this court proposes to impose a cost of Rs one lakh on first respondent (BU) and third respondent (Principal Secretary, Higher Education Department,” Justice Mohan Shantangoudar observed while hearing a petition challenging the appointment of a Telugu lecturer.

The petitioner Narayanappa had questioned the appointment of A Anjanappa as a lecturer in the varsity Department of Telugu.

He claimed that advertisement was not issued inviting applications to fill up the vacancy, as required by the Karnataka State University Act. Narayanappa said he was a resident of Kolar, belonged to Scheduled Caste and held a masters degree in Telugu and hence was eligible for the post.

He had pointed out that Anjanappa hailed from Andhra Pradesh and the High Court set-aside his appointment in 1994 and 1996.

The court quashed the appointment of Anjanappa. Denotification withdrawn
The state government on Tuesday submitted before the High Court that the denotification of civic amenities sites in RMV Layout has been withdrawn. A memo to this effect was filed in a petition challenging the denotification.

A Division Bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar disposed of the petition with a direction to the Bangalore Development Authority retain the sites in question as civic amenities sites.
The government had denotified 14,440 sq feet in favour of Selvakumar on Jan 13, 2010.

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