Karnataka Legislative Council | Selection of Parishad Chairman, Deputy Chairman, election likely within next week: Decision in cabinet meeting

Bengaluru: The issue of selection of Karnataka Legislative Council speaker and deputy speaker was discussed in the cabinet meeting held today and the election is likely to be held by next Wednesday. It has been decided to send a letter to the Governor on September 15 in this regard.

There was a discussion about this in the cabinet meeting held on Wednesday, and there is a possibility that Basavaraj will contest again as the BJP candidate for the post of chairman. Some decisions have also been taken in the Cabinet regarding the strengthening of Lokayukta and it has been decided to appoint an additional registrar of Lokayukta.
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This appointment is being made in the background of increasing cases. It has been decided to increase the salary of Lokayukta judges at par with the salary of High Court judges. Along with this, the Cabinet has approved the extension of the lease period of Kannada schools in Bengaluru.

Besides, the approval of the Karnataka Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, a grant of ₹ 30 crore for the Ambedkar School of Economics building interior design project. More than ₹ 150 crore grant for various irrigation and road development. State Resource Center has agreed to merge with Abdul Nazir Saab Rural Development Corporation along with staff assets and liabilities.
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Karnataka Tourism Policy 2020-25 ex post facto approval. The cabinet approved the Bangalore TTD 30-year renewal and the Karnataka General Service (Amendment of Recruitment) Rules.

Strict action against temple land encroachers: Minister Sasikala Jolla

Muzarai Haj and Waqf Minister Sasikala A Jolla said that strict action will be taken against the land encroachments of temples under the Muzarai Department of the state.
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In the question and answer session of the Legislative Council on Wednesday, member N. Ravikumar said these words while answering a question. Sri Dharmaraya Swamy Temple located in Bangalore City Tigalar is a Category ‘B’ Category Religious Institution. The proposed temple has an area of ​​15 acres 12 guntas in Survey No. 79 of Nilasandra Village, Bangalore City, Survey No. of Hongasandra Village. Out of 33, 16 acres of 25 gunte land is in the name of the temple as per revenue records.
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Over 229 families have built houses on this land. In connection with this, cases have been registered against 13 people in Karnataka Land Grab Prohibition Special Court. The case filed in favor of the encroachers in the court of the 8th Additional City Civil Judge, Bengaluru was dismissed and the petitioners filed a suit in the Supreme Court. He said that appropriate arguments are being presented on behalf of the department in pending cases in various courts.