Complaint against IAS officer for being anti-Kannada

Bureaucrat Srivatsa Krishna would insist to see files in English

Bengaluru: The state government is contemplating to initiate action against IAS offricer Srivatsa Krishna after several complaints were made against him being anti-Kannada at work.

The Harvard educated officer would send away files in Kannada and would insist to see them in English, only. Irked by this, complaints were made against him to the Kannada Development Authority. It is mandatory for administrative machinary to work in Kannada in Karnataka.

Law Minister TB Jayachandra, who was informed of the complaints, said that the government would not tolerate officers, who are against following Kannada in administrative work. "I will discuss the issue with Kannada Development Authority officials and initiate action against the officer," the minister stated.

It may be recalled here that officer Krishna had earned the wrath of chief minister Siddaramaiah for some of his articles in newspapers. He was accused of disrespecting chief minister Siddaramaiah on couple of occasions. Irked chief minister had shunted the officer out of IT BT department in January 2015.

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