BANGALORE: In an interesting development, the chairman and members of Karnataka state commission for backward classes have moved the Karnataka high court challenging the decision of the congress led government to remove them from their posts.
Justice AS Bopanna, who heard the petition filed by N Shankarappa, the chairman and three other members ordered issuance of notice to the state government. The judge also observed that any appointment to these posts are subject to the result of the petition before the court.
The petitioners, who were appointed by the previous BJP government during October 2011-June 2012 period have claimed that the tenure of their office is for three years from the date of assumption of office as per section 4 of the Karnataka State Commission for Backward classes Act 1999 and the same is not a post governed by doctrine of pleasure.
They have challenged the November 25, 2013 order issued by the deputy secretary to backward classes department whereby their nomination was withdrawn.
Source – TNN