HC notice to KSCA on staff wages

 The High Court, on Thursday, ordered contempt notices to Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) in connection with the petition filed by Thimme Gowda and six others, employees of KSCA. 

The petitioners in their submission alleged that KSCA authorities violated the court order by going against their promise made as per their agreement to pay them backwages and reinstate them.  

The division bench headed by Justice N K Patil hearing the contempt petition issued notices to KSCA authorities. In 1991, seven workers from KSCA were terminated from their services, who then dragged KSCA to Labour Court where the case was dismissed.

Later, they challenged the Labour Court order in the High Court in 2012, where the KSCA agreed to reinstate them and to pay the wages. However, when they failed to comply with what they agreed before the Court, the workers moved the contempt plea which came up for hearing on Thursday. The employees were recruited by KSCA way back in 1978.

File objections

The High Court, on Thursday, directed Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to file objections on a PIL challenging BBMP Council resolution on installing the statue of Basavanna in Yelahanka New Town. A division bench comprising Justice K L Manjunath and Justice Ravi Malimath directed BBMP to file its objections in two weeks.

The petitioner Jagadish and others filed a PIL challenging the legality and validity of the resolution of BBMP Council meeting held on August 30, 2012, regarding the installation of the statue. The petition states that the park in which the statue is installed was being named as Vishwaguru Basavannannavara Udyanavana without any permission.

The petitioners stated that they are tax payers living in the vicinity of the park had formed a committee and voluntarily contributed funds to develop the park.

They said the park remained so, till Veerashaiva Sree Eshwara Seva Samithi installed Basavanna statue and named it Sri Vishwaguru Basavanna Udyanavana without availing necessary approvals from the authorities, they contended.

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