Bad Governance: Karnataka Govt playing with careers of Engineers

Absorption of 1,300 contract engineers unconstitutional: HC

TIMES NEWS NETWORK 

       Bangalore: The high court on Friday delivered an important verdict affecting major government departments like PWD, water resources and rural development.

       It declared as unconstitutional the absorption of 1,300-odd engineers who were appointed on contract basis against backlog posts of SC/STs. The division bench of Justices N Kumar and HS Kempanna dismissed the petitions filed by these engineers challenging the Karnataka Administrative Tribunal’s May 25, 2009, decision.

       The bench affirmed KAT order wherein the Karnataka Civil Services’ absorption of persons appointed on contract basis against backlog vacancies was set aside as unconstitutional. This affects 801 assistant engineers and 511 junior engineers who were absorbed as per the 2005 rules.

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