Aimed at addressing
regional imbalance, the Karnataka cabinet Wednesday decided to
shift some government departments, boards and commissions to
the north Karnataka region.
In principle approval had been given for shifting of
some offices to north Karnataka, but locations were yet to be
finalised, sources said.
The proposal was to shift the offices, including those
of Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam Limited, Karnataka Neeravari
Nigam Limited and Directorate of Sugar and Commissionerate for
Cane Development, to north Karnataka, mostly Belagavi, where
the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha, the state legislature complex,
modelled on the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru, is located.
Plans were also on to shift one member of the Karnataka
State Human Rights Commission to the region, along with two
State Information Commissioners, and one Upa Lokayukta office,
the sources said.
As the demand for a separate north Karnataka state
resurfaced, Kumaraswamy in July had said the state government
was mulling shifting some government offices to Suvarna
Vidhana Soudha in the region, in an attempt to address alleged
Following this, a cabinet sub-committee was constituted
under Minister R V Deshpande, which in its report had
recommended shifting of the offices to the region.
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