The particulars of Transport Department
(Secretariat) functions & duties:
Transport is one of the wings of
Karnataka Government Secretariat. Transport Secretariat, is the Government with
regard to Transport Sector in Karnataka. All activities relating to
decision-making pertaining to Transport are being carried out in Transport
The business of the Transport
Department Secretariat is transacted through the following wings, viz.,
- State Transport Undertakings Section
- Motor Vehicles Section
- Internal Financial Advisor
- Legal Cell
- R & I 8 co-ordination
It has under it the Department of
Transport, a Commissionerate and four State Transport Undertakings, viz; KSRTC,
BMTC, NEKRTC & NWKRTC and a Truck Terminal called DDUTTL.
The Transport Secretariat issues
instructions etc. pertaining to Transport matters guidelines.
Government Policies, objectives meant
for public are delivered through Transport Secretariat and implemented by
Transport Department and through four State Transport Undertakings and
Sri.Devaraj Urs Truck Terminal Limited.
New schemes programs to be
implemented by Transport Department will be with previous approval of
Government in Transport Department.
The functions in the Transport
Secretariat are being carried out in accordance with the following Acts &
- The Central Motor Vehicles Act, 1988
- The Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989
- The Karnataka Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989
- The Karnataka Motor Vehicle Taxation, Act,
- The Karnataka Motor Vehicle Taxation, Rules,
- The Road Transport Corporation Act, 1950
- vii) The Karnataka State Road Transport
Corporation Rules, 1961
Government in Transport Secretariat
carries out functions as per the powers exercisable in the above Acts &
Rules. The Officers/Officials of Transport Secretariat discharge their duties,
responsibilities as per, Secretariat Manual, KG(TB) Rules, KG (A of R) Rules.
The work regarding service matters of
the employees and officers which cannot be discharged and which exceeds the
delegated powers of the Transport Commissioner are dealt with in Transport
The functions of State Transport
Undertakings, are governed by the Road Transport Corporation Act, 1950 and
Karnataka Road Transport Corporation Rules, 1961, all issues involving finances
and all functions to be carried out by Government as per the Road Transport
Corporation Act, 1950 & Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation Rules,
1961 are being discharged in Transport Secretariat.
The Administrative head of Transport
Secretariat is the Principal Secretary/Secretary, who is assisted by three
Officers of the grade of Class I (Senior Scale) viz; -
- Deputy Secretary in all matters.
- Deputy Secretary & IFA in financial
- Deputy Secretary & Head of Legal Cell in
The Deputy Secretary has under him
one Under Secretary (Class I Junior Scale)one Desk Officer (Class II) dealing
with the Transport Department. One Section Officer, dealing with State
Transport Undertakings and DDUTTL matters and another Section Officer, In-charge
R&I Section and Co-ordination.
The Deputy Secretary & Internal
Financial Advisor is assisted by two SO’s (i) in giving opinion in financial
matters; & (ii) in budget and audit matters.
One Under Secretary assists the
Deputy Secretary & Head of Legal Cell.