Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday took strong exception to the approach of pro-LDF members in the Public Service Commission which rejected the government's request to extend till April 30 the PSC lists due to lapse on December 31.

The PSC had for a second time rejected the government's plea recently though PSC Chairman K S Radhakrishnan gave a dissenting note.

The government has decided to request the PSC for a third time as the latter's decision amounted to showing cruelty to the unemployed, Chandy told reporters after a cabinet meeting.

UDF had no vested interests in extending the list as it was prepared during the previous LDF government's tenure, he said.

During the LDF government's rule, PSC lists had been extended for up to 17 months. Though UDF had a majority in the PSC, they had not opposed the decision. "This is not an area where you should play politics," he said.

He said the Chief Secretary had called a meeting of secretaries of all departments and prepared a list of vacancies which would be sent to the PSC.

He said 233 more police personnel would be appointed for the security of the Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple. The cabinet decision would be reported to PSC.

In another decision, the cabinet decided to elevate to DGP rank ADGPs Dinesh Sharma and Venugopal K Nair. R Sreelekha, Arun Kumar Sinha and Sudesh Kumar had been promoted as ADGPs and Manoj Abraham was promoted to the rank of IG.

The cabinet decided to appoint senior IPS officer Desmond Netto as the Director General of National Games to be held in the state, schedule of which was yet to be finalised.

(Agencies)