Governor retires 15 district judges

 The governor, in a press release, said he had permitted the retirement of judicial officers under Article 253 of the Constitution and in “public interest” under Sub Rule 4 of Rule 285 of the Karnataka Civil Services Rules.

Accordingly, the following judicial officers and judges will be retiring from service: M Raju, judge, family court; Shivaputrappa Yamunappa Kumar, presiding officer, labour court Mysore; T Nagappa, presiding officer fast track court 1, Karwar; C R Jaweed Pasha, presiding officer, fast track court, Belgaum; Chandrappa Nagappa Shivpuji, presiding officer, fast track court, Hospet; Rudramuni Rudrappaiah Byaranapadamath, civil judge, senior division and JMFC Nagamangala; Anwar Davalsaab Ansari, civil judge senior division, Basavanabagewadi, Bijapur district; Shivananda Narasinghappa Dhage, civil judge senior division and additional CJM, Karkala Udupi district; Chand Bapuji Thimappa, civil judge, senior division and CJM Karwar; Srikanth Shampi, additional civil judge, senior judge, Karwar; Ullas Ishwar Balekundri, additional civil judge, senior division, Gulbarga; Mahantha Gowda Biradar, civil judge, senior division and JMFC, Virajpet; Vasanth Huchappa Moolasavalgi, second additional judge, court of small causes, Bangalore; Marthand Parappa Tonne, civil Judge, senior division and CJM, Koppal.

Lakshmikanth Ramappa Deshi, civil judge, senior division and assistant solicitor and ex officio, deputy secretary, State Government, law department, Bangalore.

Sources in the law department said retirements are followed by the recommendations of the High Court, which incidentally observes and assesses the performance of these officials. As per the rule, the High Court will recommend this to the Chief Secretary, who in turn recommends it to the Governor for final notification as the power to remove and appoint officials from this cadre vests with him.

Interestingly, the retirement notification coincides with a recent statement by Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, to show the door to inefficient and non- performing officials.

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