Karnataka High Court on Thursday struck down a state government order 'unilaterally' cancelling the appointments of 375 para-medical staff in Mysore and Hassan Medical colleges, in the wake of alleged irregularities in recruitment.
Justice Ram Mohan Reddy, passing an order on a batch of writ petitions by the staff, challenging the August 26 order of the state cancelling their appointments, the court ruled that the order should be treated as a show cause notice allowing the petitioners to file their objections.
The court also said that the petitioners could resume their duties but would not be paid salaries till a decision was taken on their appointments after scrutinising their replies to the show cause notices.
The recruitment scandal had led to the resignation of Ramachandra Gowda as Medical Education Minister in September. Gowda was rapped by the court over the alleged irregularities in the recruitments.