Cab­i­net nod for shift­ing some govt of­fices to N. Kar­nataka

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Be­la­gavi: Aimed at ad­dress­ing the re­gional im­bal­ance, the Kar­nataka cab­i­net on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 19 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 dis­crim­i­na­tion.

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