High Court notice to State govt. on Olekar’s appointment as head of SC/ST commission
Petition says he has actually been appointed exclusively on the basis of being BJP MLA
Petition says he has actually been selected solely on the basis of being BJP MLA
The High Court of Karnataka on Tuesday bought problem of notification to the State federal government on a PIL petition questioning legality of appointing BJP MLA Nehru Olekar as chairperson of the Karnataka State Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
A Department Bench making up Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice Satish Chandra Sharma passed the order on the petition submitted by K. Rajanna from Kolar district.
It has actually been contended in the petition that Mr. Olekar has been appointed entirely on the basis of him being a legislator from the ruling party as there is no product or document offered to reveal that he has “unique understanding” in the matter of SCs/STs as prescribed in the law to be thought about for the post of chairperson of the commission.
Apart from coming from SC neighborhood and having been elected from the Haveri Legal Assembly constituency (booked for SC), there is no product to show that he has “special knowledge” in the matter pertaining to SCs/STs, the petitioner has actually competed while mentioning that Mr. Olekar is facing 4 criminal cases as per his disclosure made prior to the Election Commission of India in his election paper.
The incorrect tendency of equating the commission with the Boards and Corporation, and selecting a politician to head such a body is fraught with excellent risk, it has actually been specified in the petition.
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