Bengaluru, Mar 2: The State Cabinet has at last given its green signal for recruitment of all 362 gazetted probationers of Group A and B belonging to the 2011 batch finalised by the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC).
The State Cabinet, which met under Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in the chair on Wednesday, accepted the Karnataka Administrative Tribunal (KAT) order that quashed the state government’s order annulling selection of 362 candidates. KAT had directed the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms (DPAR) to issue appointment orders to candidates in October 2016.
Today’s decision of the State Cabinet is considered as a major victory for SDPI , JD(S) & BSP who had steadfastly fought against the State Government’s order and supported the cause of the candidates.
SDPI hails the Move as a Victory of Hardworking KAS probationery officers:Abdul Hannan SDPI
Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) Karnataka State President Abdul Hannan welcoming the Cabinet’s decision said”In the history of KPSC, notably 29 Muslims and hundreds of Dalit and OBC candidates had cleared the selection process and were awaiting for the final announcement of the result of selected probationers for the gazette posts. The process of selection had been stalled following allegations of malpractices in the KPSC.”
“SDPI along with several progressive organizations and political parties had launched a state-wide campaign against the injustice meted out to these aspirants. The campaign conducted included hunger strike, protests, get-togethers and a massive public program at Freedom Park in the state capital. SDPI had urged the government to proceed against the KPSC members found guilty but not to punish the candidates who have put in years of hard-work and may exceed the age limit, if they were to reappear for another examination. In the year 2016, after the KAT ruling, SDPI had submitted memorandums with the Chief Minister and Cabinet Ministers invoking them all not to file any appeal in the High Court against the KAT ruling.” he reminisced
Now, the state government has done right thing finally to appoint all the 362 gazetted probationers. SDPI State Secretary Abdul Raheem Patel who had headed the statewide campaign seeking justice for the innocent candidates, has extended thanks to the heads of all socio-political organizations for joining hands and fighting for the cause unitedly.
SDPI State President Abdul Hannan terms it as a victory and congratulates and extends his best wishes to all the 362 POs for their success and reminds them to uphold their constitutional obligation and work hard for the society, especially the downtrodden and backward classes.