Court notice to minister, MLA in transfer case

The petitioner, Flossy Filomena D’Souza, an accounts officer with KSRTC, Chikmagalur Division, was transferred to Kolar Division on Aug 14. Her transfer order stated that it had been issued in public interest.

The petitioner, who got her relieving order on Aug 20, sought information through Right to Information Act (RTI) about her transfer and learnt that she was transferred following orders from Minister Ashok after the receipt of a letter recommending the same by Ravi.

She challenged the transfer in court. Justice Ram Mohan Reddy, who heard the case, took the department to task saying there was ‘a serious lapse’ committed by the minister and the MLA. Ordering an emergent notice, Justice Reddy directed the petitioner to make the Minister a party to the petition and observed “due to such incidents, the morale of the organisation will go down.”

Notices have also been ordered to Managing Director, KSRTC, General Manager KSRTC and DC Chikmaglur.

Single girl child

The HC has directed the State government to make special provisions to provide reservations for the single girl child in higher education as announced by the Union government.

The petitioner, M S Supreetha, an MBBS student from Devraj Urs Medical College, Kolar, preparing for her postgraduate course, had moved the High Court seeking reservations as announced by the Centre for single girl child.

The petitioner submitted that the states of Andhra Pradesh and Punjab have already implemented this and the same should apply to the State. Seeking an admission under this provision, she said a representation was made to the State government on Oct 6, 2009. She sought directions to the respondents to consider her representation and implement the reservation.

Justice A S Bopanna, who heard the matter, directed the State to consider the representation as well as to make provisions for reservation.

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