KPSC row: Govt tables Bill in Assembly

KPSC row: Govt tables Bill in Assembly

A Bill that provides for restoring a rule, wherein candidates belonging to SC/ST and OBC groups securing high marks in KPSC exams would find themselves in the general merit list besides enjoying reservation benefits they are entitled to, was tabled in the Assembly on Monday.

The Karnataka Civil Service (Procedure for Selection of Candidates during Recruitment) Bill, 2018, provides to circumvent a 2012 high court order that quashed the rule.

The government on November 3 this year had sent a directive to KPSC, that it should follow the court order.

This had led to public outcry with even ministers Priyank Kharge and C Puttarangashetty shooting off letters to Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy.

The Bill has provision to restore the old rule. Another Bill that proposes to reduce the duration of service of transfers for teachers from 5 to 3 years in an educational zone was also tabled in the Assembly.