The Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC), on Monday, told the Karnataka High Court that it had no problem in giving details to the State government on the process through which the candidates were selected for the posts of Gazetted Probationers Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ during 1998, 1999, and 2004.
Also, the KPSC told the High Court that the government had not asked for specific details but wanted to know the action taken based on a report filed by the Criminal Investigation Department on the alleged irregularities in the selection process.
These submissions were made before a Division Bench comprising Chief Justice D.H. Waghela and Justice B.V. Nagarathna during the hearing on a public interest litigation petition filed by a group of unsuccessful candidates seeking action of cancelling the appointment of candidates who allegedly benefited from the irregularities, based on the CID report. Making this submission for the KPSC, Senior Counsel P.S. Rajagopal said the KPSC would provide details within a week from the date of receipt of such requests from the government.
During the earlier hearing, the government had expressed its inability to act on the CID report, complaining that the KPSC was not parting with records that it had sought in this regard.