Explain revised list of 1998 candidates, HC tells KPSC

Explain revised list of 1998 candidates, HC tells KPSC

The High Court on Tuesday asked the Karnataka Public Service Commission to explain how the revised list of the candidates for the posts of gazetted probationers for 1998 was prepared, besides asking it to file an affidavit by Monday.

At the previous hearing, the KPSC had submitted a revised list of the candidates, which the court had asked it to upload it on its website. The court also gave liberty to the aggrieved candidates to file their objections to the list.

A division bench comprising Justice N Kumar and Justice B Manohar passed an interim order on Tuesday, directing the KPSC to web post the list prepared by it after re-moderation and fresh interview, which was handed over to the court in a sealed cover to enable all the affected persons to have their say in this matter.

The bench observed in the order that newly impleaded respondents are not aware of the earlier proceedings and the orders passed by the court till they are impleaded as parties.

The court passed orders to the High Court registry to web post the all the orders pertaining to the KPSC from the inception till date to enable everyone including the impleading as parties to have a first hand information.

The bench also directed the KPSC to file an affidavit before November 22 mentioning details under what circumstances they took up the re-moderation and the procedure adopted while preparing the list. The court will hear the matter again on November 24.

Nityananda ashram

The High Court on Tuesday directed self-styled godman Nityananda not to construct any building inside Nityananda Dhyanapeeta at Bidadi, as the ashram does not have necessary land conversion permit.

Disposing of a petition filed by Nityananda, Justice B V Nagarathna also granted a stay on the demolition of the structures on the ashram premises.

The ashram had approached the tahsildar for grant of necessary land conversion orders to the ashram located on 20.25 acres of land, from agriculture to non-agriculture.

However, the plea was rejected. The ashram had challenged the rejection in the Karnataka Appellate Tribunal (KAT). The tahsildar later issued a notice to demolish the building structures inside the ashram premises, which was challenged in the High Court. The bench has directed the petitioner to approach KAT, directing that the matter be disposed of in the next three months.

Land corporation

The High Court on Tuesday directed the Karnataka Public Lands Corporation to submit an affidavit with details of the encroachment of government land in the State mentioning the names of the encroacher and the size of the land in descending order.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice D H Waghela and Justice R B Budihal gave directions to the government, while hearing a petition filed by Samaj Parivartan Samudaya.

The petitioners had sought directions from the court to implement the A T Ramaswamy and the V Balasubramanian committee reports on the encroachment of thousands of acres of government land, and recover it.

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