It has been less than a week since M.R. Ravi took charge as Commissioner of the Mysore City Corporation (MCC) from P.G. Ramesh, but it seems that Mr. Ramesh may be back at the corporation’s helm on Thursday.
Mr. Ramesh told The Hindu that he had approached the Karnataka Administrative Tribunal (KAT) challenging his transfer from the MCC on the grounds that he had not completed even one year in that post, and he was senior to Mr. Ravi who had succeeded him.
“The KAT has upheld my appeal and I will take charge and resume my duties as the MCC Commissioner on Thursday,” he added. Mr. Ravi had taken charge as MCC Commissioner on September 3. The frequent shuffling of officials in the higher echelons of the bureaucracy threatens to disrupt the coordination required for administering the civic body and the preparations for Dasara.
It was only on September 5 that councillors who were elected to the MCC in the polls held in March were inducted into the body and administered the oath of office. The process took nearly six months due to election code of conduct and the delay in announcing the roster of reservation for the posts of the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor.
In the interim, the MCC was administered by the Commissioner.
With Dasara slated to commence on October 5, the city administration requires a tone-up and Dasara-related civic work needs coordination at various levels of the MCC. Beautification and repair work is far from complete, all due to administrative reshuffling.
He had moved the KAT on challenging his transfer