Car pooling or share ride in Karnataka is halted immediate effect. The Karnataka Transport Department on 28th June directed popular cab aggregators Ola and Uber to withdraw car pooling feature from their mobile applications immediately.
While the drivers are happy about the ban on car
pooling, the move is likely to affect and disappoint passengers who regularly
use share services, known for being cheaper than the regular cab services.
Ola and Uber Services :
Ola and Uber may have had a great year with the homegrown ride hailing service getting funding, while the international company reached its IPO landmark.
as a bump in this glorious path is Karnataka government’s order to both the
companies to withdraw their pool services in Bengaluru.
Ola & Uber drivers reaction to halt Car pooling :
The drivers pointed out that both companies did not have the
licence to provide carpool service. They had also been protesting against the
hassles faced during pooling services, which includes passengers frequently
arguing or fighting with each other and issues related to women’s safety.
However, both Ola and Uber said the car-pooling services enables customers to save money and fuel.
Ola’s investment :
Ola has been in the
news lately. It recently announced a strategic partnership with Hyundai Motor
Group, where Hyundai and Kia Motor
Corporation, both part of the same group, will make a combined investment of
$300 million in the ride-sharing platform.
month, it raised Rs 650 crore in funding from Sachin Bansal, Co-founder of
Flipkart. In January, Sachin had invested Rs.150 crore in the company and committed additional funding. The
ride-hailing aggregator has already raised $74 million led by Steadview Capital
as part of its larger $2 billion round.
Public Reaction :
Ola Share and
UberPOOL, the ride-sharing features from the two aggregators, enjoy popularity
among commuters and have been hailed as practical solutions to traffic
congestion. The transport authority’s previous attempt to ban the carpooling
feature in 2017 saw opposition from transport experts.
Public are not happy about the ban of car pooling by the Government. Banning car pooling is definitely not the way out. With last mile connectivity and lack of public transport infrastructure, car pooling is much more better than having 4 different/separate cars on the road.
According to public ride sharing is legal as long as it involves cost sharing and the owner/driver of the said car is not flouting the law to make a profit. Owners of private cars involved in car pooling in India do not require a special permit.
Ola share banned during night :
Recently Ola Ride-Sharing was blocked by taxi aggregator Ola at night between 11 pm and 6 am due to the safety of the passengers and the driver’s earnings.
will not be able to use ola ride-sharing to work through taxi aggregators ola.
where Ola is headquartered, is also its single largest market in the country.
The city is estimated to have 120,000 cabs, out of which around 65,000 operate
on the Uber and Ola platforms interchangeably, state authorities and experts
This isn’t the first run-in for
a ride hailing firm with the Karnataka authorities.
Ola and other cab aggregators which operate bike taxis have been facing the
heat from the Transport Department. In February, transport officials seized
close to 500 such bike taxis for operating illegally.
Car Pooling / Ride-sharing
Thousands of commuters rely on
ride-sharing to get to places as it is affordable. But nobody knows
whether it remains permanent. The facility was stopped earlier this week.
passengers pay 30% to 60% less by sharing the cab with others travelling on the
Road space – car
pooling / ride sharing :
The ride sharing or
car pooling was well appreciated for its role in reducing congestion by
carrying more people in less vehicles. The decision was a disappointing news
for a lot of people who work late in the night.
Ola talked about “ease
of use”, “lower prices”, and “decongesting cities”, they do not take
responsibility for the passenger’s safety. The companies do guarantee passenger
safety even after the rider has boarded the cab.
In a country where fake identity proofs are so common, allowing strangers to share rides can be risky.
Jaladhare drinking water supply project is a big project, which will be implemented by the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (RDPR) department. The project aims to provide piped water supply to every village in the state.
Raising a loan
for Jaladhare project :
The State Government of Karnataka
is planning to raise a loan of US $400 million which comes to about Rs.2,800
crore from Beijing head quartered Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
to fund drinking water supply project Jaladhare.
Key numbers under the Jaladhare
Estimated cost of Jaladhare
project : Rs.53,000 crore
Supply target – 85 litres per
capita per day
Coverage : 4.02 crore rural
Water Requirement : 78 tmcft
Live storage capacity in
reservoirs/dams : 665 tmcft.
Aim of Jaladhare project :
The Jaladhare project aims to provide piped water supply to all rural households over a period of 7 years in the State of Karnataka. This project cover a population of 4 crore people.
Water for the project will be
drawn from reservoirs, canals and perennial rivers.
Funding for the project :
The Central Government has
cleared the loan proposal for water supply project and the Finance Ministry’s
Department of Economic Affairs has recommended Jaladhare Project for AIIB
If the project gets approved, this will be the 2nd project from Karnataka to be funded by the Beijing headquartered Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
The first project funded was to
construct the Gottigere-Nagavara Metro line at a cost of $335.
With Jaladhare project, the
Government is planning to redo water supply.
The main focus will be from ground water to surface water.
According to Minister Krishna
Byre Gowda, “from 1985, Karnataka invested heavily on ground water-based supply
schemes. But due to recurring drought, ground
water has failed and the investment has become redundant”.
Jaladhare in phases :
The first phase of Jaladhare
covers Raichur, Vijayapura, Kolar and Mandya Districts.
Raichur gets water from Narayanapura and Tungabadra reservoirs.
Vijayapura gets pipes water from Almatti and Narayanapura
Mandya gets water from KRS and
The source of water for Kolar is from Yettinahole project.
The project Yettinahole plans to
cover Kolar, Hassan, Tumakuru, Chikkaballapur and Bengaluru rural
The cost for these 4 districts
will be amount to Rs.6000 crore.
Second phase of Jaladhare covers Belgavi, Kulbargi and Shivamogga.
Prosperity and poverty – prosperous Karnataka State’s poor
secret. Poor access to State healthcare and drinking
water are the two major woes of the State.
The economy of Karnataka State is predominantly agrarian. In
the total State Domestic Product, the contribution of agriculture and allied
activities is 37 per cent. 65 per cent of the work force in the State depends
Features of Karnataka Economy :
Karnataka economy is largely service oriented and income from the sector
contributes half the state’s GDP with the agricultural and the industrial
sector contributing to nearly 25% each. The major manufacturing oriented industries in the state include: Sugar.
Karnataka statistics :
Karnataka’s per capita State income was Rs.1,83,737 in
2017-18. This was above the per capita
National Income of Rs.1,12,835.
According to the 15th Finance Commission the State’s poverty rate is at 21%. Karnataka State has not fared well on the healthcare front. The reason may be the frequent transfer of officers running the health programs.
Karnataka being IT capital of India, known as the home of technology
and startups it is very difficult to explain why the poverty rate is very
high. The expected poverty rate is below
Health care access – Prosperity and poverty :
Healthcare is a casualty as the citizens comprises of poor and middle class families among the elite and rich in the State. There are many private hospitals but very few can afford them.
People who are poor has to either go in search of government
hospitals or an NGO run hospital. The other
option is to visit the government run hospitals at Bengaluru city.
Travelling to these hospitals in the city is also
tiresome. The roads are congested and
the distance to travel is gruesome.
Present scenario :
There is very poor agricultural growth rate and incomplete irrigation projects dragging for years as only 33% of the State’s area was irrigated.
Karnataka took up several
projects but the net result of these projects are not reflected in the performance
in agricultural sector.
In the last 6 to 7 years,
agriculture is either stagnant or shrinking.
It is -0.3%.
The per capita development
expenditure in Karnataka during 2014-15, 2015-16(RE) and 2016-17(BE) was
Rs.13928, Rs.15591 and Rs.17413 respectively as compared to all State’s average
of Rs.10437, Rs.13545 and Rs.14404.The high percentage of committed revenue
expenditure to revenue receipts (78%) in 2016-17(RE) reveals that the State has
limited flexibility in allocation of its resources for new schemes.
Hence the need of the hour is
expenditure rationalization/ re-calibration.
Non-tax Revenue :
The ratio of non-tax revenue to
total receipts has been continuously declining over the years. This is due to
low recovery of costs. In many departments, the revision of user charges, fees
& fines and other such non-tax receipts have not taken place for many
years. Even with revision of rates and better collection mechanisms, increase
in revenues from this avenue may not be large due to existing low base.
State’s Borrowings :
The State’s borrowings are more
expensive than the loans advanced by the government. The recipient boards and
corporations are unable to service the loans given to them by the State
government in view of low recovery of cost of their services from the
The debt to GSDP ratio has gone up,
while it still remains below 20%. In future
there will be pressures from all sides to spend more. There has to be caution on how finance-through
more revenues rather than more debts.
Current Fiscal Challenges and Way
Despite the State’s broad successes in its fiscal consolidation efforts, the State government faces many fiscal challenges arising from limited potential for resource mobilization relative to GSDP, rigidities in the form of committed expenditure, and weak linkages between expenditure and development outcomes.
Ponzi scheme – by fraudsters are becoming a nightmare in Bengaluru city. Bengaluru public went on a panic mode as thousands fell victim to IMA ( I Monetary Advisory) jewel’s ponzi scheme by its owner Mohammed Mansoor Khan.
Red flags had been
raised about IMA (I Monetary Advisory)
way back last year. But thousands of
investors, majority from the muslim community failed to understand and get the
IMA Jewels – Ponzi scam :
Police have received around 8,500 complaints involving investments approximately worth Rs.1500 crore.
its website, IMA claims to have presence in bullion trading, educational
academies offering pre-primary to higher secondary education, credit
co-operative and housing society, health care services and a multispecialty
hospital, hypermarkets and supermarkets, infrastructure and real estate
development, printing and publishing and retail sales of gold, silver, diamond
& platinum jewellery.
Most of those who invested in the company belong to the minority
community, working as auto-rickshaw drivers, beedi manufacturers, carpenters
and street vendors.
Who is Mohammed Mansoor Khan?
Image mansoor khan
IMA or I Monetary Advisory Jewels was launched in 2016
and Khan was its promoter and Managing Director. Khan is believed to have
houses in Jayanagar as well as Richmond town in the city. He also launched a
second outlet of the jewellery store in Jayanagar in 2018.
One of the sister concerns, IMA Advisory Private Limited,
however, describes itself as a 13-year-old company. Investors are spread
across the various subsidiaries and returns were being paid for a while before
they stopped a few months back.
Khan claims that the IMA group has properties worth Rs 1,050 core in the city. The group claims to have a clientele of
Some of its board of directors are Nasir Hussain, Naveed
Ahmed Nattamkar, Nizammuddin Azeemuddin, Afshan Tabassum, Afsar Pasha and
companies of IMA :
Group companies include IM
Digital, IM Trends, IM Entertainment, IM Zayee, IMAIP Bullion and Trading, MMK
Institute of Education, IMAW Jewellery, IMA Women Empowerment Business Module.
Most of these were set up as limited liability partnerships.
Highlights of IMA Ponzi scam :
In an audio clip, IMA Jewels owner allegedly said he is “tired of bribing corrupt politicians and bureaucrats”
As soon the audio went viral, investors gathered at the IMA Jewels headquarters, demanding action against him
Police suspect that at least 26,000 investors from across Karnataka have been cheated
principles of IMA according to their website :
in Allah Subbanahu Wa Ta’ala
based on real assets
public get interested in Pvt. Organisations?
are of the opinion that due to lack of deposit schemes by banks, public are
opting for investment in private co’s.
interest amount paid by private financiers are on a higher side and this lures
the people to invest their hard earned money in ponzi schemes.
banks offer an annual interest of around 7% whereas ponzi schemes offer 2.5%
monthly interest which comes to around 30% p.a.
returns on the investment encourages public to invest in these private co’s.
closure of popular Janada Deposit schemes by banks may have led to rise of
Ponzi Schemes and fraud firms. The Janata
Deposit Scheme suited the needs of many people. The public included
businesspersons, professions, daily wage labourers, traders and home makers.
How ponzi scheme works :
about these schemes spreads by words of mouth.
The fraudulent operators usually avoid being in touch with the
investors. The Co. will not have any accountability
or do they give any record of having received money.
the transactions are done without using banks so there will not be any money
trail. Some of the private operators offer higher rate of interest to lure more
For example IMA largely
offered three kinds of investments. The first one was a business
investment, which guaranteed around 3 per cent return per month.
second one was an education investment scheme, which offered similar rate of
annualized return during March-April to the investee.
third one was a marriage investment that would fetch around Rs 5-6 lakhs in
five years over Rs 50,000 investment
Another case which came to light is the Karvy
Karvy group scam :
The Bengaluru police has booked the top officials of another fraudulent
firm, Karvy group for cheating its investors by promising huge returns.
Operating under many firms, Karvy Group of Co’s
had allegedly cheated its investors by promising them a secure investment and
Like IMA, most of the complainants in Karvy have also invested a major
part of their life savings in the firm hoping for a better future. Some had
invested for their children’s marriage while others hoping for a steady even
income after their retirement. But it came as shock to the investors when the
money flow halted suddenly.
Among those booked include directors of Karvy Stock Brokers, Karvy
Realty India Pvt. Ltd. and Karvy Capitals, who allegedly cheated investors by
promising 18-20% returns.
Cheated Amount and reasons :
Till now, nine investors, have been cheated of Rs.3.81 crore, have filed
a complain at Basavanagudi police station.
Some of the complainants are retired professionals from different fields
and had invested all their savings. When the returns stopped coming, it was a
shock to the investors.
The reasons given by the company for non payment is demonetization and
GST. Some of the cheques given by the company
Wake up call:
The above mentioned incidents are a wake up call to the public to
consider before investing their hard earned money. Even though the returns are less, opting for
government backed institutions are always safer.
Even if the returns are 10% or more, investing in private co’s are
It is always better to take advice and to enquire about the financial
status of private co’s before investing.
Government holiday on 4th Saturday every month in Karnataka to Government offices. The Karnataka Cabinet decided to declare fourth Saturdays a holiday for the state government employees in addition to second Saturdays.
sources, the decision would save a lot of money to the State exchequer since it
would reduce consumption of electricity, water and fuel used by employees.
Commission recommendation :
According to Rural Development Minister Krishna Byre Gowda this major decision was taken based on a recommendation of the State Pay Commission.
In 2011 the Pay Commission had recommended five-day week. There is no proposal to extend the working
6th State Pay Commission :
This Pay Commission has
been constituted to examine the present pay structure of employees of State
Government, aided educational institutions, local bodies and non-teaching staff
of the Universities and to recommend new pay structure which may be feasible.
The Commission is inviting
responses to the Questionnaires from all the stake holders like employees,
their associations and from officers. The Questionnaires are available in
this website for reference.
Cut in other Government holidays :
The State Government employees will be loosing 7-8 Government holidays across categories in a year. The Government is likely to cut the annual casual leave quota from 15 to 10.
Though the Cabinet discussed about reducing festival and other holidays
such as on the occasion of ‘jayantis’, it felt such a move might hurt
sentiments of certain sections.
The Cabinet did not approve a long-pending recommendation to provide a 5-day work week.
Counselling for Grade C & D employees’ transfers :
To bring in transparency and to
reduce corruption in transfers of Government employees, the Government decided
to effect transfers of all Grade C & D employees through counseling from
The government is planning to bring
an amendment very soon to the Act governing transfers of employees.
Under the new system, the Government
notifies the names of employees who are eligible for transfer. The places available for transfers are also
notified. The employees are given the
option of selecting the places.
Grade C employees are eligible to
seek transfer after serving one place for 4 years and Grade D employees with a
minimum of 7 years.
Karnataka MP’s – 3 of the elected members made it
as Union Ministers. Three newly elected
MPs from Karnataka took oath as members
of Union Council of Ministers, along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, BJP won 25 out of 28 seats in the state.
It was their best-ever mandate.
They are D V Sadananda Gowda, who was a member of
the Modi Cabinet earlier, Pralhad Joshi, a four-time MP from Dharwad and Suresh
Angadi, four-time MP from Belgaum.
Nirmala Sitharaman, who served as defence minister in the previous government, also inducted into Modi’s new ministry. She represents Karnataka in the Rajya Sabha.
Karnataka MP – Mr. Sadananda
Devaragunda Venkappa Sadananda Gowda born 18 March 1953 to Venkappa Gowda and Kamala of Mandekolu Village in Sulya taluk, Karnataka. His native village is close to the Kerala-Karnataka border.
He has served as the 20th Chief Minister of Karnataka. He previously served as the Minister of Kaw and Justice, having been shifted from the Ministry of Railways in the cabinet reshuffle of 5 July 2016.
He is a member of the 17th Lok Sabha representing the Bengaluru North constituency.
Positions held by Sadananda Gowda :
Secretary, BJP Yuva Morcha, Karnataka
Sub-committee of the Department Related Parliamentary standing Committee on
Commerce for Special Economic Zones
2009 Elected to 15th
2011–2012 Elected as
20th Chief Minister of Karnataka
2013 Elected as the
leader of opposition of Karnataka Legislative Council
2014 Elected to 16th
Lok Sabha from Bengaluru North and took oath as Central Railway Minister
Minister – Law & Justice
2016- 2019 Minister of Statistics and Program
2019 Elected to 17th Lok Sabha
Mr. Pralhad Joshi – MP from Dharwad :
Pralhad Joshi (born 27 November 1962) is a member of the 17th Lok Sabha. He represents the Dharwad constituency of Karnataka and is the Ex-President of the Karnataka state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
He was part of the pool (as of 2014) which helps Lok Sabha Speaker by chairing the house proceedings when both the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker are not present.
Pralhad Joshi won the Dharwad Lok
Sabha seat by a margin of 2,05,072 votes, defeating Congress’s Vinay Kulkarni,
a former minister, in the recently-concluded Lok Sabha polls.
Positions held by Pralhad
General Secretary of BJP – Dharwad unit in 1998 and its President in 1995.
Member of Parliament in 2004
In 2008 December he participated as a member of the Indian parliamentary
delegation at the 63 Session of General Assembly and spoke on atrocities on
women and children.
Member of Parliament in 2009
Participated as a member of the Indian parliamentary delegation in
April 2012 and spoke on the need for a “genuine political settlement”
to the Tamil issue in Sri Lanka.
Served as BJP Karnataka state unit General Secretary and went on
to become its President in 2013.
Member of Parliament in 2014
Served as chairperson
of the Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas during 16th
Member of various committees including- panel of chairpersons, Lok
Sabha, Business Advisory Committee, and Committee on Ethics among others during
16th Lok Sabha.
He is also been the Member, Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and
Member of Parliament in 2019.
Mr. Suresh Angadi – MP from Belgaum :
Suresh Angadi, born 1 June 1955 to Smawwa and Chanabasappa Angadi is a member of the 17th Lok Sabha from Belagavi.
his graduation from S.S.S. Samithi College of commerce in Belgaum. Later he
also graduated in Law from the prestigious Raja Lakhamgouda Law College,
Belgaum. Before entering public life he used to run his own private business.
Positions held by Suresh Angadi :
Vice president of BJP – Belgaum
district unit in 1996.
2001 he became President of the BJP district
In the 14th Lok Sabha he served on
the committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, consultative
committee on Finance and Human Resource Development.
In the 15th Lok Sabha, he served as a Member of
the Standing Committee on Human Resource Development, Joint Committee on
Pension Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament, Advisory Committee on
Central Direct Taxes.
In 16th Lok Sabha, he was the member of House
Committee on Petitions, Standing Committee on Defence, Consultative Committee,
Ministry of Finance and Corporate Affairs and Chairperson, Committee on House.
Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman : Karnataka Rajya Sabha member :
Nirmala Sitharaman born 18 August 1959 to Savitri and Narayanan Sitharaman served as the Minister of Defence of
India since 2017 since 2017 and
has served as Member of Rajya Sabha, since 2016.
India’s second female defence minister. . She has served as the Minister of
State for Finance and Corporate Affairs under the Ministry of Finance and the Minister for Commerce and
Industry with independent charge. Prior to that, she has served as a national
spokesperson for the BJP.
by Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman :
2003-2005 – Member, National Commission for Women
26 May 2014 onwards Minister of State (Independent charge) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
26 Nay 2014 – 9 November 2014 – Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
June 2014 Elected to Rajya Sabha
September 2017 – May 2019 Defence Minister of India.
Full list of Ministers who have taken oath at the Rashtrapati Bhavan :
Narendra Modi – Prime Minister and also in-charge of: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space; and All important policy issues; and All other portfolios not allocated to any Minister.
Raj Nath Singh – Minister of Defence
3. Amit Shah – Minister of Home Affairs.
4. Nitin Jairam Gadkari – Minister of Road Transport and Highways; and Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
5. D. V. Sadananda Gowda – Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers.
6. Nirmala Sitharaman – Minister of Finance; and Minister of Corporate Affairs.
7. Ramvilas Paswan – Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public
Narendra Singh Tomar – Minister of
Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; Minister of Rural
Development; and Minister of Panchayati Raj.
9. Ravi Shankar Prasad – Minister of Law and Justice; Minister of Communications; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology.
10. Harsimrat Kaur Badal – Minister of Food
11. Thaawar Chand Gehlot – Minister of Social
Justice and Empowerment.
12. Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar – Minister of External
13. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ – Minister of Human Resource Development.
14. Arjun Munda – Minister of Tribal Affairs.
15. Smriti Zubin Irani – Minister of Women and
Child Development; and Minister of Textiles.
16. Dr. Harsh Vardhan – Minister of Health and Family Welfare; Minister of Science and Technology and Minister of Earth Sciences.
17. Prakash Javadekar – Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Minister of Information and Broadcasting.
18. Piyush Goyal – Minister of Railways; and Minister of
Commerce and Industry.
19. Dharmendra Pradhan – Minister of Petroleum
and Natural Gas; and Minister of Steel.
20. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi – Minister of Minority
21. Pralhad Joshi – Minister of Parliamentary Affairs;
Minister of Coal; and Minister of Mines.
22. Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey – Minister of Skill
Development and Entrepreneurship.
23. Arvind Ganpat Sawant – Minister of Heavy
Industries and Public Enterprise.
24. Giriraj Singh – Minister of Animal
Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.
25. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat – Minister of Jal
Ministers of State (Independent Charge):
Santosh Kumar Gangwar – Minister of State
(Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Labour and
Rao Inderjit Singh – Minister of State
(Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Statistics and
Programme Implementation; and Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Planning.
Shripad Yesso Naik – Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga
and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH); and Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence.
Dr. Jitendra Singh – Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of
North Eastern Region; Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office; Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Minister of State in the Department of Atomic Energy; and Minister of State in the Department of space.
Kiren Rijiju – Minister of State (Independent Charge)
of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports;
and Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs.
Prahalad Singh Patel – Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Culture; and
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Tourism.
Raj Kumar Singh – Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Power; Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
Hardeep Singh Puri – Minister of State
(Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing and
Urban Affairs; Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Mansukh L. Mandaviya – Minister of State
(Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Shipping; and
Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.
List of Ministers of State:
Kulaste – Minister of State in the Ministry of
Kumar Choubey – Minister
of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
3. Arjun Ram
Meghwal – Minister
of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; and Minister of
in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and
4. General (Retd.) V. K. Singh – Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
5. Krishan Pal
of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
6. Danve Raosaheb Dadarao – Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.
7. G. Kishan
Reddy – Minister
of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Rupala – Minister
of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
Athawale – Minister
of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
Niranjan Jyoti – Minister
of State in the Ministry of Rural Development.
Supriyo – Minister
of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
12. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan – Minister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.
13. Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao – Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development; Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
14. Anurag Singh Thakur – Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
Suresh Channabasappa – Minister
of State in the Ministry of Railways.
Rai – Minister
of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
17. Rattan Lal Kataria – Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
18. V. Muraleedharan – Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
Singh Saruta – Minister
of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
Parkash – Minister
of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Teli – Minister
of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
22. Pratap Chandra Sarangi – Minister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.
Choudhary – Minister
of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
24. Debasree Chaudhuri – Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
Bodies (ULB) elections will be held on May 29.
The total number of Urban Local Bodies in Karnataka are 277. The
election will be having 1646 polling stations with 8230 personnel
The Karnataka State election commission announced elections for different local bodies, including city corporations and councils, panchayats and other urban local bodies.
This election is likely to test the resolve of the Janata Dal
(Secular)-Congress coalition and particularly its grass-root level workers who
have been unable to overcome differences.
The Number of Urban Local Bodies going to polls are 63. This includes 8 city municipal councils, 33
town municipal councils and 22 town panchayats.
The total number of wards are 1361.
Events Calendar – Urban Local Bodies :
Date of issue of notification – May 9 for 63 ULB’s
May 13 for by-polls to taluk and gram panchayats.
Last date to file nominations – May 16
Scrutiny of file nomination papers – May 17
Last date for withdrawal of nominations – May 20
Poling date – May 29 (7 am to 5 pm)
Total number of voters – 14.74 lakh
Total number of wards that will go to the polls : 1361 (248 in 8 City
municipal councils, 783 in 33 Town Municipal Councils and 330 in 22 Town
Bypolls – Urban Local Bodies :
Bypolls to ULBs will also be held for vacant seats in
ten taluk panchayats, 202 gram panchayats, two seats in Bruhat Bengaluru
Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and one seat in Tumkuru corporation. Voting for
bypolls will happen on May 29.
Urban Local Bodies election :
ULB polls are being held in 22 districts and model code of conduct will come into effect immediately, until May 31, in specific wards and ULB limits. ULB seats in Bengaluru rural (Anekal) and Urban (Devanahalli and Nelamangala) are going to polls.
Select CMC, TMC and TPs in Chitradurga, Davangere,
Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Shivamogga, Tumakuru, Mysuru, Chikmagalur, Dakshin
Kannada, Hassan, Mandya, Chamarajnagara, Vijayapura, Dharwad, Gadag, Haveri,
Uttara Kannada, Bidar, Ballari and Yadgir will go to polls.
Bodies (ULB) :
Urban Local Bodieshas existed since the year 1687, with
the formation of Madras Municipal Corporation, and then Calcutta and Bombay
Municipal Corporation in 1726. In the early part of the nineteenth century
almost all towns in India had experienced some form of municipal governance.
In 1882 the then Viceroy
of India, Lord Ripon, who is known as the Father of Local Self
Government, passed a resolution of local self-government which laid the
democratic forms of municipal governance in India.
History of ULB’s :
the 1991 Census of India, there were
3255 urban local bodies (ULBs) in the country; classified into the four major
Corporation (Nagar Nigam)
Municipality (municipal council, municipal board,
municipal committee) (Nagar Parishad)
Town area committee
Notified area committee
The municipal corporations and municipalities are fully
representative bodies, while the notified area committees and town area
committees are either fully or partially nominated bodies.
of Urban Local Bodies :
The municipal bodies are vested with a long list of functions delegated to them by the state governments under the municipal legislation. These functions broadly relate to public health, , welfare, regulatory functions, public safety, public infrastructure works and development activities.
Public health includes water supply, sewerage and
sanitation, eradication of communicable diseases etc. Welfare includes public facilities such as
education, recreation etc. Regulatory functions related to prescribing and
enforcing building regulations,
encroachments on public land, birth registration and death certificate etc. Public
safety includes fire protection, street lighting etc
Public works measures such as construction and maintenance of inner city roads, etc. and development functions related to town planning and development of commercial markets.
In addition to the legally assigned functions, the sectoral departments of the state government often assign unilaterally, and on an agency basis, various functions such as family planning, nutrition and slum improvement, disease and epidemic control, etc.
Mahanagar Palika (Munucipal Corporation ) in India are State Government formed departments that
works for the development of a metropolitan city, which has a population of more than 1 million.
population and urbanization in various cities of India were in need of a local
governing body that can work for providing necessary community services like
health centres, educational institutes and housing and property tax.
formed under the Corporations Act of 1835 of panchayati rai system which mainly deals in providing
essential services in every small town as well as village of a district/city.
Their elections are held once in five year and the people choose the
corporations are in the eight metropolitan cities of India, namely Mumbai,
Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Pune. These cities not only
have a large population, but are also the administrative as well as commercial
centres of the country.
( Nagar Palika) :
The members of the Nagar palika are elected representatives for a term
of five years. The town is divided into wards according to its population, and
representatives are elected from each ward. The members elect a president among
themselves to preside over and conduct meetings.
A chief officer, along with officers like an engineer, sanitary
inspector, health officer and education officer who come from the state public
service are appointed by the state government to control the administrative
affairs of the Nagar Palika.
Urban Local bodies in Karnataka :
total 103 urban local bodies whose term comes to an end between March and July. 39 urban local bodies are pending before the
High court. The highest wards are in
Bidar (128), followed by Tumakuru (114) and Mysuru (95) districts.
the Election Commission, electronic voting machines (EVM) will be used for
polling with out VVPAT. (Voter verifiable paper Audit Trail). Throughout India, VVPATs are not being used in any Urban local
manufacture of liquor is banned from May 13 to May 31 in the 10 taluk panchayat
and 202 gram panchayat seats. Where EVM’s
are not used, ballot papers will be used for the rural bypolls.
Urban local bodies :
The Coalition parties, who have fought fierce battles in
south Karnataka over the decades, decided to form an alliance to circumvent the
fractured verdict in the May assembly elections last year.
So intense is the fight between their workers that the
JD(S) and Congress decided to go in for a ‘friendly fight’ in the August 2018
ULB election, despite the two coming together earlier in the year to keep the
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) out of power in Karnataka.
The Congress has already announced that it will not have any alliance
with the JD(S) for this election. Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee
president, Dinesh Gundu Rao said that local leaders are free to enter into
understanding depending upon local needs.
Congress had earlier confirmed to its workers that its electoral understanding with the JD(S) was limited to assembly and Lok Sabha polls and it has of late found that the workers of both the Congress and JD(S) at local levels have been finding it very difficult to get along with each other as they have been harboring bitter political rivalry since long.
Karnataka- Lok Sabha Polls 2019 – Seat sharing wrangling between Karnataka’s ruling coalition parties Congress and JD(S) has reached a pact. JD(S) had demanded 12 seats but were given 8. Congress has conceded Tumakuru seat that it holds to JD(S).
Coalition government seat sharing started doing
rounds a while back in Karnataka. JD(S) had asked for 12 seats and the
congress had sited on winnability criteria.
No seat has
been earmarked for Mayawati, who is Mr Kumaraswamy’s ally in the State.
The two allies JD(S) and Congress who formed the coalition government in
Karnataka after striking a post-poll alliance threw up a hung verdict, decided
to fight the Karnataja Lok Sabha Polls 2019 together under a coalition
to KPCC President Dinesh Gundurao, “we have discussed all 28 Lok Sabha
seats. It has been decided based pm the winnability of the candidates”.
Karnataka- Lok Sabha Polls 2019 – Seat-sharing became a major test for coalition government parties. The JD(S) banked on two-third, one-third formula adopted in ministry formation and allocation of boards and corporations. JD(S) had demanded 10 to 12 seats out of the total 28.
JD(S) vs. Congress – Coalition
Government seat sharing:
The Vokkaliga centered region of Mandya was
a bone of contention between the coalition government partners as JD(S) is
fielding Kumaraswamy’ ‘s son Nikhil from the seat that it currently holds.
The congress got pressure within the party to
field Smt. Sumalatha Ambareesh, wife of late actor-turned-politician M.H.
Ambareesh from there.
JD(S) had its pick – the list includes the
prize seats of Shimogga, Tumakur, Hassan, Mandya and Bengaluru North.
The grand old party of Congress was under
pressure from its party workers not to surrender the seats to the JD(S).
Karnataka – Lok Sabha Polls 2019 – Seat sharing – Congress :
The congress party will be contesting 20 Lok
Sabha seats in the coming Lok Sabha polls 2019.
The deal was finalized at Kochi Between Congress national President
Rahul Gandhi and JD(S) secretary general Danish Ali.
In the deal of seat sharing, the JD(S) had
gained 2 seats i.e, Tumakuru and Bengaluru North where it has a favourable support
The party conceded Mysuru and Chikkaballapura
constituencies. The compromise of JD(S)
has given a new life to Veerappa Moily as he retained the Chikkaballapura seat
in 2014 Lok Sabha polls by a mere margin.
HIGHLIGHTS – Karnataka Lok Sabha Polls 2019 SEat sharing :
JD(S) gets crucial seats like
Shimogga, Tumakur, Hassan, Mandya, Bengaluru North, Uttara Kannada, Chikkamangaluru
JD(S) had been haggling over Mysuru-Kodagu seat,
which went to Congress
The southern region of the State
is where both parties have a base
Hassan and Mandya are considered the JD(S) strongholds,
although the leaders’ apparent plans to field two grandsons of Devegowda —
Prajwal and Nikhil — in these seats has caused some dissatisfaction within the
party. Out of 8 seats 3 seats are
confirmed to be going to the Gowda family.
Nikhil is being fielded by Mandya, Prajwal from Hassan and Bengaluru
North is being considered as a possible seat for Mr Devegowda.
In 2014, the BJP had walked off with the bulk share of the seats – 17 Nos. The Congress won 9 and the JD(S) 2 seats. But
to the 43 per cent vote share of the BJP, the combined vote share of the
Congress and the JD(S) was nearly 52 per cent.
Karnataka- Seat sharing choice – Deve Gowda :
The JD(S) Supremo Deve Gowda has an option of contesting from either Bengaluru north or from Tumakuru. He has already given up the seat of Mandya and Hassan to his grandson’s Nikhil Kumaraswamy and Prajwal Revanna.
JD(S) had a good show in the last years Assembly elections in
The Congress has given up the seats of Shivamogga, where
B.S.Yeddyurappa contested and Uttara Kannada, where Union Minister Ananth Kumar
Hedge contested, to JD(S).
Former CM Siddaramaiah, who had insisted that the Congress keep
the Mysuru seat, had his way.
Karnataka- Lok Sabha Polls 2019 – Seat sharing by JD(S) :
Both Mr. Devegowda and Mr. Kumaraswamy had a series of meetings with congress President Mr.Gandhi. After each meeting, they underscored that winning seats, and not their number, was crucial. Party sources initially said the JD(S) was willing to settle for nine seats. After Mr Kumaraswamy’s meeting with Rahul Gandhi, the figure dropped to eight.
Prakash Raj has announced that
he is contesting from Bengaluru Central. But Bengaluru Central has many
ticket aspirants from congress. As Prakash raj has sought congress
support, the party may not field a candidate against him.
political weather in India is going to be the hottest like never before as we
go for the national election.
Congress minister D.K.Shivakumar :
Shivakumar is often seen as a trouble-shooter for the Congress. With his sharpness
to heal political wounds, he is the go-to man during all political crises. But
when it comes to Mandya, it certainly seems like he has lost out on his charm.
Ambareesh’s widow Sumalatha sticking to her guns on contesting from Mandya, she
has become a certain headache for both the Congress and the JD(S).
opposition to DK Shivakumar coming to Mandya is coming not from anywhere else,
but from Mandya itself. The local leadership of Mandya Congress is dead against
DK Shivakumar coming to Mandya as a peacemaker.
local leaders have started a campaign called ‘Go Back DK Shivakumar’ as a mark
of protest against him. And it is no secret that the local leaders of Mandya
Congress do not want Nikhil Kumaraswamy contesting from there.
Lok Sabha Polls 2019 – Sumalatha Ambareesh :
Sumalatha Ambareesh clarified her fans that she will be contesting from Mandya Lok Sabha Constituency. She was responding to the rumours that she might decide against contesting. She used Social media and clarified her stand on standing for elections from Mandya.
Actor Sumalatha Ambareesh
and her son Abhishek Gowda campaigned for the Lok Sabha elections at BG Pura
Hobli in Balakavad, Mandya during her campaign tour.
Sumalatha started her
campaign from Malavalli with son Abhishek Gowda. The actor participated
in a hunger strike organized by like-minded people near the statue of
Viswesharaiah in the city urging tickets to only locals.
Walk to vote –
Voting is a fundamental right of any citizen that enables them to choose the leaders of tomorrow. Voting not only enables the citizens to vote for political parties, but it also helps them to realize the importance of citizenship. Many people do not vote thinking one vote will not make a change, but as a matter of fact, it does. A nation’s political foundations are built using elections.
According to sources, the election committee of the Congress has suggested the following names :
Eshwar Khandre, C M Ibrahim, Vijay Singh
Bayakka Meti, Veena Kashappanavar and
Ajay Kumar Sarnaik for Bagalkot;
Raju Alagur, Prakash Rathore, Kanta Naik
and Shivaraj Tangadagi for Vijayapura
Basanagouda Badarali, Basavraj Hitnal,
Virupakshappa and Basavaraj Rayareddi for Koppal
Anjali Nimbalkar, Chinnaraj Hebbalkar,
Nagaraj Yadav, Ramesh Jarkiholi and Vivek Rao Patil for Belagavi
Vinay Kulkarni, Shakir Sanadi and
Veeranna Mathikatti for Dharwad
Basavraj Shivannavar, Saleem Ahmed and D
R Patil for Haveri;
S.S Mallikarjun for Davangere
Prashanth Deshpande, Nivedith Alva and
Bheemanna Naik for Uttara Kannada
Aarthi Krishna, Pramod Madhwaraj and B K
Hariprasad from Udupi-Chikkamagaluru
Ramanath Rai, Moiudin Bava and Ivan
D’Souza from Mangaluru (Dakshina Kannada);
Rizwan Arshad, B K Hariprasad, Roshan
Baig and H T Sangliana for Bengaluru Central
Priya Krishna for Bengaluru South;
Narayanaswamy, M R Seetharam, B L Shankar, R Rajkumar and B V Srinivas from Bengaluru North;
Vijay Shankar and Sooraj Hedge from Mysuru.
BJP probable Candidates list :
Karnataka BJP unit announced its poll in-charge leaders for the 28 seats in
Karnataka. The leaders will coordinate
with the State BJP party and the local party representatives to monitor and
undertake all general election 2019
related work for the upcoming polls.
The Committee by the BJP is headed by BJP President Yeddurappa,. The party has strategically picked leaders for each Lok Sabha Segment.
Different leaders for different segments :
The Mysuru – Kodagu segment will be headed by party leader and former DCM K.S.Eshwarappa, an MLA from Shimmoga. The Bellari will be handled by former CM and Hubballi-Dharwad MLA Jagadish Shettar. B.Sriramulu will be in charge of the Koppal segment.
Bengaluru south will be handled by Subba Narasimha .R.Ashok MLA from Padmanabhanagar acts as the convenor of the constituency.
BJP probable candidates list :
Bengaluru South – Mrs. Tejaswini Ananthkumar
Bengaluru Central – P.C.Mohan
Bengaluru North – Sadananda Gowda / Dr.H.M.Chandrashekar
In a democracy, a government is chosen by voting in an election: a way for an electorate to elect, i.e. choose, among several candidates for rule. In a representative democracy, voting is the method by the which the electorate appoints its representatives in its government.
Voting and democracy is very important in
a nation because it provides people an opportunity to voice their opinion and vote for
what they believe in, it holds elected officials accountable for their behavior
while in office, and it prevents a minority from dictating the policies of a
Voting is perhaps the most important thing a citizen can do to support their democratic form of government.
Democracy system :
A democracy is a system in which the people have a voice in the decisions of their community or nation. Voting has long been the method used to determine the will of the citizenry. Without a vote, a citizen is essentially voiceless.
Importance of Vote :
Voting is a basic process that keeps a nation’s governmental system works. It enables the citizens to choose their own government. It also allows the people to choose their representatives in the government. The purpose of every government is to develop and implement various policies for the benefit of its citizens.
democracy, every eligible citizen should
be able to vote,
including members of the military and civilians scattered across the globe.
Every vote counts :
Your Vote Always Counts, So Be a
Responsible Voter. It’s your civic duty as an Indian to vote, and a
precious Indian right. Remember that your vote always counts –
not just in close elections, but in every election.
So Come out. WALK TO VOTE. EVERY VOTE IS PRECIOUS.
Swachh Survekshan is conducted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India.
The objective of the Swachh Survekshan survey is to encourage citizen participation, increase city capacities for sustainable ODF and sanitation measures.
It also creates awareness amongst all sections of society about the importance of collective action to contribute in India’s journey towards a ‘Swachh Bharat’.
The survey is conducted to rank cities
on various sanitation and cleanliness parameters. It was launched under Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban)
in January 2016, with the intention of enthusing cities with a spirit of
healthy competition towards the concept of ‘swachhata’.
Objective of Swachh Survekshan :
The objective of the Swachh Survekshan survey is to encourage citizen participation, increase city capacities for sustainable ODF and sanitation measures. It also helps in creating awareness amongst all sections of society about the importance of collective action to contribute in India’s journey towards a ‘Swachh Bharat’.
Indore, Ujjain and Dewas from Madhya
Pradesh, Ahmedabad and Rajkot from Gujarat account for 50% in the top list.
City from Karnataka – Swachh Survekshan
The top cities in the list of Swachh
1 is Indore from Madhya Pradesh
No.2 is Ambikapur from Chattisgarh
No.3 is Mysuru from Karnataka
The other cities from Karnataka are :
At No. 165 is Mangaluru and at No.194th
place is Bengaluru.
The authorities of Mysuru City
Corporation (MCC) are receiving the award.
The total participation in the Swach Survekshan survey are as many as
4237 urban local bodies across India.
Namma Bengaluru – Swachh Survekshan :
Bengaluru had ranked 7th in 2015, 216th in 2018 and this year ranked at 194th place.
Many are of the opinion that Bengaluru’s
194th rank in Swachh Survekshan is due to lack of effective waste
management measures. Statewide Karnataka
stands at the 14th place.
Swachh Survekshan – Data Collection :
The data to be collected for ranking
of the cities shall be segregated into 4 main areas:
1. Collection of data from online MIS
portal of MoHUA for Service Level Progress
2. Collection of data from Direct
3. Collection of data from Citizen
4. Certifications for Garbage Free Cities and Open Defecation Free Cities.
Bengaluru North constituency is going to see a tough fight. Speculations are on who is going to contest the elections.
BJP might field former Karnataka Chief Minister S.M.Krishna to prevent the candidature of JD(S) supremo Deve Gowda.
to represent Bengaluru North :
Somanahalli Mallaiah Krishna (born 1 May 1932) is a politician who served as Minister of External Affairs from 2009 to October 2012.
As a member of congress :
A member of the Indian Parliament in the Rajya Sabha, Krishna was the 16th Chief Minister of Karnataka from 1999 to 2004 and the 19th Governor of Maharashtra from 2004 to 2008.
Krishna resigned as a member of INC on 29 January 2017 quoting that the party was in a “state of confusion” on whether it needed mass leaders or not. He also complained of having been sidelined by the party and that the party was “dependent on managers and not time-tested people like himself.
As a member of BJP :
After speculations on his joining the Bharatiya Janata Party,
he formally joined the party in March.
are high whether BJP is going to field S.M.Krishna for the Bengaluru North
north – Deve Gowda:
Haradanahalli Doddegowda Deve Gowda (born 18 May 1933) is an Indian politician who served as the 11th Prime Minister of India from 1 June 1996 to 21 April 1997. He was previously the 14th Chief Minister of Karnataka from 1994 to 1996.
He is a member of the 16th
Lok Sabha, representing the Hassan constituency
of Karnataka and is the National President of the Janata dal (Secular) party.
The JD(S) party is speculating
to field Deve Gowda for the Bengaluru north constituency.
Fight – Bengaluru North :
Bengaluru North Parliamentary constituency might witness a high-voltage battle
between two senior leaders, former External Affairs Minister SM Krishna and
former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda.
The move could be the saffron party’s strategy to pre-empt Gowda’s possible candidature, since BJP feels Gowda would be hesitant to take on Krishna in a direct battle.
Gowda and Krishna are former chief ministers of Karnataka, and belong to the
Vokkaliga community. However, they have never had a direct face-off with each
feels that while Krishna has a positive image in Bengaluru for developing it as
an Information Technology (IT) hub, the JD(S) is trying to make inroads there
by fielding a tall leader like Gowda. JD(S) currently has two Lok Sabha members.
Conclusion – Bengaluru North constituency :
view is that the JD(S) wants to strengthen its electoral base is
Bengaluru. The party wants to field
former Prime minister Deve Gowda. The party
wants to consolidate the vokkaliga vote bank in the city to snatch all three
seats from the BJP.
is from the Vokkaliga community. This might
likely split the JD(S) vote bank. According
to some reports, BJP believes that Deve Gowda may backout of the context to
avoid a face-off with S.M.Krishna.
Life Imprisonment punishment if the report filed by the SIT with the Supreme court proves.
The SIT has filed a report in the Supreme Court concerning Chief Minister H.D.Kumaraswamy and Yeddyyurappa. If proved, attracts life imprisonment.
The investigation by the Lokayukta SIT of Chief Minister Kumara Swamy may result in punishment with life imprisonment.
58 cases are pending against Members of Legislative Assembly. These cases are on the basis of the SIT constituted by Lokayukta.
Out of these 58 cases, 34 cases belongs to 9 sitting MLA’s and 24 cases against 6 former MLA’s.
Kumara Swamy face criminal charges ranging from forgery to causing death by negligence. Former Chief Minister and BJP Leader B.S.Yeddyurappa is facing investigation in 18 cases.
58 cases pending against MLA’s.
18 cases against Mr. Yeddyurappa out of which 14 cases – life imprisonment, 4 cases – 10 year jail term
9 cases against mining baron Mr. G. Janardhana Reddy Former MLC. Out of which 8 cases – Life imprisonment out of which 6 cases are awaiting final report and pending investigation. 1 case – 7 years imprisonment
8 cases are against Mr. S.K.Sali, former MLA. All these cases are punishable with life imprisonment. These 8 cases were registered during 2012 and 2014. The cases are stayed by the High Court.
FIR against Mr. H.D. Kumara Swamy with SIT on 16.05.2017 for offence punishable with life imprisonment is awaiting.
5 cases against M.B. Nagendra, MLA. These cases were registered during 2014 and 2015. Stay by High court.
14 cases against C.P .Yogeshwar, former MLA. 5 cases are punishable with life imprisonment.
9 cases against Mr. N.P. Anand Kumar, MLA. 7 cases are punishable with life imprisonment. The cases were registered during 2014 and 2015. 8 cases are stayed by the High Court.
Total cases in Karnataka
80 sessions Trial cases against sitting and former legislators.
The State will soon set up an innovation authority to empower the startups for the ‘ease of doing business’. This initiative is to protect the IP of Companies.
To give a fillip to protect the intellectual property of co’s, the State government is setting up an Innovation Authority. Bengaluru city which is the forefront of IT, is taking the next step to increase the IT/BT sector growth.
Karnataka Innovation Authority
Bengaluru is ranked 20th among the world’s innovation cities.
Innovation authority will be an independent and impartial public entity that operates for the innovation ecosystem in the state.
The Karnataka Innovation Authority (KIA) will be set up through a law to overcome the legal problems the startups face. This setup will be headed by the Chief minister. The startups face problems in innovating technologies and ideas
One of the reasons the government has taken this initiative is to do with legal hurdles in commercializing new ideas. The small businesses and start-ups often struggle with IP being stolen or submission by big companies.
This problem was brought to the notice of the government by the IT/BT sector. The Innovation authority – Karnataka will have over-riding powers to overcome the legal hurdles.
The state government will put in place a legal framework to protect the IO, a first in the country. This will be based on block-chain technology, where the ideals are protected for commercialization.
Israel is the only country in the world to form the Israel Innovation Authority, formerly known as the Office of the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Economy to foster innovation in the country.
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Karnataka is all set to celebrate Kannada Rajyotsava or Karnataka Foundation Day on November 1. Karnataka Rajyotsava is Karnataka Formation Day; literally “Karnataka State Festival’ is celebrated on 1 November of every year. The State of Mysore was founded on November 1, 1956, with the passing of the State Re-organisation Act.
The state came into being in the year 1956 when all the Kannada speaking regions of South India were merged into one. However, the name was not accepted by some regions and after a prolonged discussion, it was again renamed on November 1, 1973. Kannada Rajyotsava is one of the biggest celebrations in the state.
Karnataka Kulapurohita :
Aluru Venkata Rao was the first person who dreamt of unifying the State as early as 1905 with the Karnataka Ekikarana movement. Rajyotsava Day is listed and celebrated by Kannadigas across the world. The state came into being through the contribution of Aluru Venkata Rao, who is revered as Karnataka Kulapurohita in the region.
In 1950, India became republic and different provinces were formed in the country on basis of language spoken in the particular region and this gave birth to the state of Mysore including various places in south India, which were earlier ruled by the kings.
Celebrations start with presentation of the honors list for Rajyotsava Awards by the Government of Karnataka, hoisting of the official Karnataka flag and a speech by the Chief Minister and Governor of the state. Festivities carry on throughout the day with communities holding their own ceremonies and concerts. Kannada flags are prominently hoisted and displayed at almost all office and business establishments across the State.
The entire state of Karnataka wears a festive look during Rajyotsava day, with red and yellow Kannada flags decorating streets, houses and institutions. The state flag is also hoisted at offices of political parties and various localities. Since the celebration of the day is not associated with any particular religion or community, people cutting across all religions or community celebrate it with full fervour and zeal.