'Illegal' postings in Chitrakala Parishat not cancelled

Recommendations of inquiry committee not implemented

But the ‘illegal’ appointments made during the committee’s rule continue to remain unaltered even during the reign of the administrator.

Additional Registrar of Co-operative Societies H D Ramesh conducted an inquiry into allegations against the Parishat’s executive committee. The inquiry report stated that appointments of junior most lecturer Raghavendra Kulkarni as the college’s in-charge principal and Lakshminarayana, a retired State government employee as executive officer were in violation of norms.

The State government had ordered for inquiry following allegations of corruption and appointments in violation of guidelines from several of Parishat’s life members.

Loopholes

The inquiry pointed out loopholes in the appointments to Parishat and irregularities while awarding contracts of art works. The inquiry report submitted to the State government recommended further actions on elevation of junior lecturer to the highest post, which had affected the morale of senior lecturers.

It said the appointments were in violation of Cadre and Recruitment Rules.

Further, it said the Government should recover the salaries paid to Lakshminarayana from the executive body, which appointed him as an executive officer. Following the inquiry, the State government appointed IAS officer Shankarlinge Gowda as Parishat’s administrator and dismissed the elected body in July this year.

However, both the officers, whose appointments were termed as being ‘against the norms’, continue to hold the posts. A member of the college teaching staff, on condition of anonymity, questioned the worth of conducting an inquiry and appointing the administrator if recommendations of the inquiry were not implemented.

“Infact, these two officials are running the show in the college,” the lecturer said.

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