Big relief to 362 KPSC candidates as KAT upholds their appointment

Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-10-19 13:12 Bengaluru: The Karnataka Administrative Tribunal (KAT) on Wednesday set aside the State government’s order of quashing 2011 notification of appointment of gazetted probationers through the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC). The tribunal’s decision has come as a big relief to the 362 KPSC candidates who have been fighting against the government’s decision for the last two years. Hearing a petition by over 300 aspirants who had challenged the quashing of the notification, the KAT division bench headed by Chairman Shanthappa directed the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) to go ahead with the selection process. The petitioners had questioned the quashing of notification at that juncture when the process was almost through. Following allegations of corruption in the selection process by Mythreyi, one of the aspirants the state government posts, the state government had ordered to quash the entire notification.The decision had also led to severe political tussle with JD(S) members participating in the hunger strike launched by the KAS aspirants.​