MLA alleges protocol violation by IAS officer; Speaker writes to DPAR for suitable action
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MLA alleges protocol violation by IAS officer; Speaker writes to DPAR for suitable action

September 22, 2021

Bengaluru: Assembly Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri has written to the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms (DPAR) to inquire into alleged protocol violation by IAS Officer and former Mysuru DC Rohini Sindhuri and that the Government will take suitable action if protocol was violated.

Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J.C. Madhuswamy informed the Legislative Assembly about the inquiry in reply to a breach of privilege motion moved by S.R. Mahesh (JD-S). The Minister said the motion moved by the member was not breach of privilege but a protocol issue. Mahesh alleged that the officer had curtailed his privileges by placing orders for purchase of cotton bags. The member read out a news report regarding IAS Officer Rohini Sindhuri and alleged that she had mishandled the district during the pandemic. 

Former Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar too said Mahesh’s motion would not be considered as breach of privilege and asked the Speaker to look into such issues.

State Anthem issue

Minister for Kannada and Culture V. Sunil Kumar said that the Government will announce a decision on the tune and duration of ‘Naada Geethe’ (State Anthem) before Oct. 2, based on the report by a Committee constituted for this purpose.

“There have been discussions regarding Naada Geethe in the past, especially on its tune and the duration within which it should be completed, but the Government has not come to any final conclusion or decision. So on Sept. 9 we constituted a Committee consisting of literary figures and music experts,” he said.

Replying to the issue raised by Mudigere BJP MLA M.P. Kumaraswamy in the Assembly during Zero Hour, he said that the Committee, comprising Mysuru’s Leelavathi and Dr. Doddarange Gowda, have been asked to submit a report in 15 days regarding the tune and the duration.

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“The Committee held its first meeting on Sept. 16. Based on their report the Government will take a decision, soon we will make an announcement in this regard… before Gandhi Jayanti we will make the announcement,” he added.

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