The Hindu: Bangalore: Tuesday, 03 March 2015.
There are no guidelines for making appointments to the posts of chairpersons and members of any State Public Service Commissions or the Union Public Service Commission, the State Advocate-General told the Karnataka High Court on Monday.
A-G Ravivarma Kumar made submissions on this during the hearing of a PIL petition, which sought a direction to the authorities concerned to frame guidelines prior to appointing the chairperson and other members of the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC).
He told the court that a request for framing guidelines has been sent to the Union government. Further hearing of the petition has been adjourned.
The High Court on Monday stayed the order of the Karnataka Information Commission, which had declared the Ladies Club, Bengaluru as a “public authority” coming under the purview of the Right to Information Act.
Justice S. Abdul Nazeer passed the interim order on the petition filed by the club, which has questioned the January 23, 2015 order of the KIC. The KIC had passed the order on a complaint by one S. Umapathi. The KIC had also directed the club to appoint a ‘Public Information Officer’ as stipulated under Sec.5(1) and the ‘Appellate Authority’ under Sec.19(1) of the of RTI Act.