Approach court, HC tells candidates in 2011 KPSC exam

Approach court,  HC tells candidates  in 2011 KPSC exam

The High Court of Karnataka has asked all the 362 selected KPSC candidates to approach the court. The court was hearing a PIL filed by the candidates for the posts of Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ gazetted probationers from the 2011 batch of Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC).

A division bench comprising Chief Justice S K Mukherjee and Justice P S Dinesh Kumar asked all the candidates to approach the court in the matter.

The 2011 batch candidates, including those who have been appointed, have challenged the Karnataka Administrative Tribunal (KAT) order which directed the government to go ahead with the appointment of candidates to 362 posts. The petitioners have contended that despite large-scale irregularities in the selection process, in which KPSC members were involved, the tribunal ordered to go ahead with the appointments.

The petitioners have questioned the government’s stand in the matter, contending that it was the government which conducted a CID investigation into the matter and found mass malpractices in the selection process. The government had said tainted candidates were given appointments, but now it is blindly following the KAT orders. The bench adjourned the hearing to June 13.

KPSC files objections
The CID report with regard to the selection process for the posts of Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ gazetted probationers from the 2011 batch has to be submitted to the magistrate court and not to the government, the KPSC said in its objections to the PIL.

The allegations made by then KPSC chairperson Gonal Bhimappa and then member Mangala Sridhar have been quashed by the high court, it said. The CID report was false and baseless, the KPSC said.

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