Promotions row: Karnataka Government can request a middle path

By Xappie Desk, January 12, 2019 15:54 IST

Promotions row: Karnataka Government can request a middle path

Chief minister HD Kumaraswamy on Friday said the govt. can choose a “middle path” to resolve the difficulty regarding promotions by way of reservation to administration happiness to scheduled castes and scheduled tribes (SC/STs). This, while former attorney general Mukul Rohatgi has given his opinion to travel ahead with implementation of the Karnataka Extension of important Seniority to Government Servants Promoted on the basis of Reservation Act, 2017.
 
According to government sources, Rohatgi, in his opinion, stated: “It is that the finite duty of the state to implement the will of the legislature and to make sure the act is implemented. The act being the law should be enforced because the government has no selection. The validity of the act may be determined by the court, however, that's not a reason for it to be not implemented.”
 
“The government is aware of the issues among the 2 teams of government officers and is trying to resolve the matter amicably,” the CM said. However, ministers within the coalition government say a “middle path” isn't attainable and therefore the state must implement the desire of the legislators. whereas an official document is in favor of the act, which is able to circumvent the February 2017 SC order to relegate no less than 10,000 government officials in Karnataka, the choice to think about its implementation is up to law and parliamentary affairs minister G Parameshwara. “It is up to the law department and its minister to implement it,” said a government official.



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