KPCC member continues to be lecturer too

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A member of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) dons two roles - a politician as well as a lecturer, simultaneously, albeit illegally.

Dr B Tippeswamy

Dr B Tippeswamy, former president of the Youth Congress district unit, has continued to serve as assistant lecturer in Criminology at the Government First Grade college at KR Nagar here.
 
The lecturer, who was recruited through the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) on September 11, 2009, got the membership of the KPCC on September, 2010. He also made a futile bid to become Lok Sabha member on the Congress ticket from the Chitradurga constituency.

Ever since he became the KPCC member, he has been irregular to the college and refused to submit resignation to the post of lecturer even after receiving notice from the Department of Education, sources said.

Leave

When objections were raised earlier to his continuation in the service even after taking up politics full time, Tippeswamy had offerred to resign soon. But, he continued in the lecturer’s post, taking leave on most of the working days.

When students complained about his absence, the college set up an inquiry committee. The committee found him guilty of being in politics while being in the government service and taking leave on medical grounds to do party work, the sources added.

He had confessed to the offence before the committee and stated that he would not be irregular henceforth. The inquiry committee had submitted the report to the joint director, Mysore Region, the Department of Collegiate Education, on February 24, 2011. 

Compulsory retirement

Based on the report, the joint director wrote to the commissioner on June 3, 2011, recommending compulsory retirement to Tippeswamy from the service, in the interest of students.

But, Tippeswamy continued in the service and was regularly absent. He drew salaries for the months of November, December 2010, and January, 2011.

He has not taken classes regularly since the beginning of the academic year on July 26, 2010.

All the while, Tippeswamy was busy working for organising the Congress party activities in the district.

He was instrumental in organising the party events, including the recent Congress Foundation Day ceremony and felicitation to the freedom fighters.

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