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Administrative in Karnataka

Karnataka’s lineage runs deep spanning centuries and more as it has been witness to several infighting among emperors and kins who had established their rule over here and had given shape to this state which exists now within the Indian subcontinent. Dynasties like Badami Chalukyas, Kadamba, Satavahana, Hoysala, Ganga, Bahumani and Rastrakutas, Vijayanagara have ruled Karnataka.

Karnataka or Kannada; which was originally a part of Mysore state till 1973 is derived from two words Karu and Nadu which means elevated land. It was reinstated as Karnataka on 1st November 1973 replacing the name Mysore and Bangalore (Bengaluru) became the state capital of Karnataka or the land of Kannada speaking people. Earlier K Changalaraya Reddy was the first Chief Minister of Karnataka, erstwhile Mysore state and Maharaja H H Sri Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar was reinstated as the first Governor of the state till 1975.

It is well known that the constitutional chief of Karnataka is the Governor who is at the helm of affairs related to governing the state which is democratic institution established through regular elections. The Governor is nominated with the responsibility to appoint the Chief Minister elected through popular vote and his council of ministers in the state assembly for five years and it is the Chief Minister who actually runs the day to day administration.

Administrative Setup of Karnataka State

State of Karnataka is fragmented in four revenue segments namely; 30 zones or districts,49 sub sections, 5628 Gram Panchayats and 747 revenue circuits with the intention to discharge administrative responsibilities. Moreover, state of Karnataka is divided into 7 Municipal Corporations spanning 281 Towns or sub divisions. Bangalore is the fifth citified (Urban) aggregation among 23 urban cities in India and is the IT hub in India where MNCs and technological expertise is at its best.

Governmental and Political Regrouping of Karnataka

In 1956, when the states of Coorg and Mysore were unified with the administrative units of Bombay, Madras and Hyderabad, Karnataka came into being as an agglomeration of all the Kannada speaking divisions blended together. Mysore originally was comprised of 10 districts or sub divisions of Kolar, Tumkur, Mandya, Bangalore, Hassan, Mysore, Chitradurga, Chikamagalur, Shimoga and Bellary which was affixed to Mysore from Madras in 1953 due to creation of Andhra Pradesh.

As a result Coorg became a district and Dakshin Kannada or South Karnataka was blended in Karnataka province along with Uttar Kannada, Belgaum, Bijapur, Dharwad which were transported from Bombay province and Bidar, Raichur and Gulbarga districts were affixed to Karnataka separated from Andhra Pradesh. Later in 1989, rural Bangalore district was fragmented and in 1997 there was a series of divisions; Chamrajnagar dominion from Mysore, Gadad and Haveri dominion from Dharwad, Bagalkot zone from Bijapur, Udupi district from Dakshina Kannada, Koppal district from Raichur and Davanagare district which was created by joining portions of land from Chitradurga, Shimoga, Dharwad and Bellary divisions. In 2008, a new district of Ramanagara was carved out of Rural Bangalore as well as Chikaballapur out of Kolar sub division.

Legislative Assembly and Council of Karnataka

Karnataka has a bicameral legislature or legislative body comprising of Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council. Like the Lok Sabha, the Legislative Assembly in Karnataka is the lower house comprised of 224 elected representatives for 5 years and one representative nominated by the Governor of Karnataka from the Anglo Indian Community. The Legislative Council is the upper chamber with tenure of six years for its nominated representatives and 1/3 retire at an interval of every two years.
Governmental Departments of Karnataka (Ministry)

Like mentioned before, the Governor of Karnataka is nominal head of the state whereas the day to day affairs of the state is administered by the Chief Minister of Karnataka who is at the helm of affairs elected for a term of 5 years along with his council of ministers at the approval of the Governor. The Secretariat or administrative department is supervised by the secretary who is responsible to the governor along with aiding the council of ministers. The council of ministers is formed with ministers of state, cabinet ministers and deputy ministers responsible to the Chief Minister who is aided by the Chief Secretary (chief of administrative services of the state). Currently the ministry of Karnataka consists of 30 ministers.

administration in Karnataka

Governor of Karnataka

Shri Vajubhaivala
Official Residence : Raj Bhavan , Bangalore Bangalore-560001
Phone : (080) – 22254012, 22370824, 22373454 ,
E-mail : [email protected]

Given below is a list of Ministers in Karnataka and their departments:Ministry of Karnataka

Chief Minister of Karnataka

Shri Siddaramaiah
DOB- 12th August, 1948
Party Affiliation - INC / Constituency – Mysore

K J George - Home Minister
Party Affiliation - INC/ Constituency - Sarvagnanagar

B Ramanath Rai- Minister of Forest, Ecology & Environment Department
DOB- 8th March, 1952 Party
Affiliation- INC/ Constituency - Bantwal

D. K Shivakumar- Minister of Energy
DOB - NA Party Affiliation - INC/Constituency – Kanakapura

Ramalinga Reddy - Minister of Transport
DOB - 1961 Party Affiliation - INC / Party Constituency- BTM Layout and Jayanagar

R V Deshpande- Minister of Higher Education and Tourism
Party Affiliation-INC/ Party Constituency – NA

T.B.Jayachandra- Minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs and Animal Husbandry DOB - 29th July, 1949
Party Affiliation - INC/ Party Constituency - Kallambela and Sira

Shamanuru Shivashankarappa- Minister of Horticulture and Agricultural Marketing
DOB - 16th June, 1931
Party Affiliation- INC / Party Constituency - Davanagare

H K Patil  - Minister of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj
DOB - 15th August, 1953
Party Affiliation-INC/Party Constituency-Gadag

Minister of Public Works Department - Dr. H.C Mahadevappa
Party Affiliation - INC/ Party Constituency-Narasipur

Srinivasa Prasad- Minister of Revenue
DOB - 1950 Party Affiliation - INC/Party
Constituency - Nanjangud

Prakash Babanna Hukkeri- Minister of Small Scale Industries, Sugar and Muzrai
DOB - 7th October, 1947
Party Affiliation - INC/ Party Constituency - Chikkodi Sadalaga

Dr. Sharan Prakash Patil- Minister of Medical Education
Party Affiliation - INC/Party Constituency - Sedam

H. Anjaneya - Minister of Social Welfare
DOB - 1956
Party Affiliation- INC/ Party Constituency-Holalkere

Omar ul Islam- Minister of Municipalities & Local Bodies, Wakf & Minority Welfare
DOB - 1948
Party Affiliation-INC/ Party Constituency- Gulbarga North

R. Roshan Baig- Minister of Infrastructure Development, Haj and Information
DOB - 15th July, 1953
Party Affiliation - INC/ Party Constituency - Shivajinagar

S. R. Patil - Minister of Planning and Statistics, IT, BT, Science and Technology
DOB - 1948
Party Affiliation - INC/Party Constituency - Bagalkot

M. H. Ambarish - Minister of Housing DOB - 29th May, 1952
Party Affiliation - INC/Party Constituency - Mandya

Vinay Kumar Sorake- Minister of Urban Development Except Bangalore
DOB- 5th January, 1955
Party Affiliation - INC/Party Constituency - Kaup

U T Khader- Minister of Health and Family Welfare
DOB- 1971
Party Affiliation – INC/Party Constituency - Ullal

P. T. Parameshwar Naik - Labour Minister
Party Affiliation-INC/Party Constituency- Hoovinahadagali

Kimmane Rathnakar- Minister of Primary and Secondary Education
DOB - 1953
Party Affiliation - INC/Party Constituency - Tirthahalli, Shimoga

Baburao Chinchanasur - Minister of Textiles and Ports & Inland Transport
DOB - 1951
Party Affiliation - INC/Party Constitituency- Gurumitkal

Minister of Excise - Satish Jarkiholi
Party Affilation- INC/Party Constituency-Gokak

Dinesh Gundu Rao- Minister of Food and Civil Supplies
DOB- October 9, 1969
Party Affiliation-INC

M.B.Patil- Minister of Medium and Major Irrigation
Party Affiliation-INC/Party Constituency- Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike

Umashree - Minister of Women & Child Welfare and Kannada and Culture
DOB-10th May, 1957
Party Affiliation - INC/Party Constituency - Terdal

H.S.Mahadeva Prasad - Minister of Co-operation
DOB - 5th August, 1958
Party Affiliation - INC/Party Constituency- Gundlupet

Shivaraj Tangadagi- Minister of Minor Irrigation
Party Affiliation-INC/Party Constiuency-Kanakagiri

Abhayachandra Jain-Minister of Fisheries and Youth Services & Sports
DOB- NA Party Affiliation-INC/Party Constituency- Moodabidri

Krishna Byre Gowda- Minister of Agriculture
DOB- 4th April, 1973
Party Affiliation-INC/Party Constituency-Byatarayanapura

Kagodu Thimappa- Speaker of Legislative Assembly
DOB- 17th July, 1932
Party Affiliation-INC/Party Constituency- Sagar

D.H Shankaramurthy- Chairman of Legislative Council
DOB- 30th April, 1940
Party Affiliation - BJP/Party Constituency- NA

Panchayati Raj and Bureaucratic Officials in Karnataka

For every district in Karnataka, Deputy Commissioners are appointed as chiefs to supervise the administrative responsibilities. Karnataka is the first state to initiate or ordain the New Panchayati Raj Act containing all the provisions of the 73rd Amendment Act of the Constitution and it has 3 tier administrations at the grassroots with Zila Panchayat, Gram Panchayat and Anchal Panchayat.

Executive and Police Administration

Deputy Commissioners are in charge of all the districts of Karnataka appointed by the Indian Administrative Services and headed by Deputy Commissioner of Police, appointed by Indian Police Service and there is also a Deputy Conservator of Forests.

Significantly, Karnataka’s administrative division is as follows:
  • 20 police zones or districts fragmented into 77 sub divisions and 178 police circles
  • 696 police stations and 317 police outposts
  • Four police commissioners are appointed for Bangalore, Hubli-Dharwad, Mangalore and Mysore.
  • Among the six police ranges mention is made of Eastern Range of Devanagare, Central Range at Bangalore, Southern Range at Mysore, Northern Range at Gulbarga and Western Range at Mangalore.
  • The Karnataka Railway Police is administered by D.I.G of Police. The other divisions in administration of Karnataka are C.I.D [comprising of Anti Dowry Cell, Forest Cell and more], Civil Rights Enforcement Wing, Dog Squad, Police Motor Transport Organization and Police Wireless Organization along with special zones.
  • Home Guards and Village Defense Parties offer help in administration when required.

Major officers heading the Police Administration in Karnataka:

Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru
Address: The Commissioner of Police, Bangalore City Police, No:1 Infantry Road, Bangalore - 1
Phone: 080 22942222, 080 22943322
Email: [email protected]
Commissioner's Twitter Handle: @cpblr
Website: http://www.bcp.gov.in/

Commissioner Of Police, Mysuru
Address: Mirza Road, Near Gandhivana Park, Nazarbad
Lokaranjan Mahal Road,
Mysuru, Karnataka - 570010
Phone: 91 821 2418100, 2418101, 2418102
Control Room: 100, +91 821-2418139,  +91 821-2418339
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://mysorecitypolice.gov.in/

Commissioner of Police, Hubli-Dharwad
94808-02001 / 0836-2233500
Website: http://www.hublidharwadpolice.com/

Politics and Elections

Karnataka is ruled by three parties namely; Indian National Congress (INC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal Secular (JDS). Earlier the government was formed by a coalition of JDS and BJP when H D Kumaraswamy and Yedyurappa became CM by turns followed by Sadanand Gowda and Jagdish Shettar. The last general assembly election was held in 2013 with INC securing 121 seats and Siddaramaiah was appointed the Chief Minister of Karnataka.

Also See: Administration in BengaluruAdministration in Mangalore | Administration in Hubli | Administration in Davanagere | Administration in Mysore | Administration in Shivamogga | Administration in Dharwad | Administration in Hampi | Administration in Chikkamagaluru | Administration in Hassan | Administration in Ballari | Administration in Tumakuru | Administration in Raichur

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