Office of profit: Karntaka Guv resigns from ICADR

Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj was holding the post of ICADR chairman for 16 years.

Bangalore: Karnataka Governor H R
Bhardwaj has resigned as chairman of International Centre for
Alternative Dispute Resolution after holding the post for 16
years since its inception in the wake of a office of profit
Bhardwaj has submitted his resignation; sources at the
Raj Bhavan told PTI here, adding he did not attend the general
body of ICADR at Delhi yesterday, though he was present there
on a private visit.

ICADR, established in 1995, is a Delhi headquartered
organisation under the aegis of the law ministry, with
regional centres at Hyderabad and Bangalore.

It came into existence when Bhardwaj was law minister
in the P V Narasimha Rao ministry and he was chairman of the
Bhardwaj had come under criticism from some quarters,
including some constitutional experts, for holding two offices,
attracting the office of profit clause as ICADR receives Rs 11
crore grants from the Centre annually.


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