The alleged irregularities in the recruitments of candidates by the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) will be probed by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) said Chief Minister Siddharamaiah here on Wednesday.

Addressing a conference of State-level Police Officers, he said that the CID will submit a detailed report within a month and the government will take necessary disciplinary action against any official found guilty.

He also said that the intelligence sleuths in the Police force will be recruited directly as done in Maharashtra and Gujarat as several terror-related incidents have occurred in recent times and added that the government had begun consultations with senior Police officers for holding separate recruitment drive for the Intelligence Wing.

Stating that the Government had approved filling up 18,000 vacancies of various ranks, he said that the physical norms for ST candidates should be relaxed so that they do not miss out.

Clarifying Government’s stand on the appointment of Police officers, the CM said that the Police Establishment Board had been given a free hand in respect of promotion and transfers of officers in the rank of Dy.SPs and below.

Further clarifying that the Government will not interfere in the routine functions of the Police, Siddharamaiah said that the Home Minister should have a say in the appointment of senior officers to help him maintain cordial relations with them.

He also directed the senior Police officers to interact with their subordinates besides ordering them not to seek bribe, or allow sale of the banned tobacco products or live band in their respective jurisdictions.

Warning Police officials against misusing their positions and dealing with land sharks, Siddharamaiah advised them to regain public trust and act on their complaints and apprehend offenders.

It may be recalled that Opposition parties had been demanding a probe into the alleged irregularities during recruitment of candidates by KPSC in the face of allegations that bribe to the tune of crores had been demanded for appointments to various posts.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore