Karnataka State Town Planning Board, Bangalore

The Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act, 1961 has come into force in the State with effect from 15.01.1965. Karnataka State Town Planning Board was constituted for the entire State under section 4 of the Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act and The Karnataka State Town Planning Board Rules, 1964 was formulated under the provisions of section 74 of the above said Act.

Important purpose

  1. Advising the State Government regarding planning and development.
  2. Determining principles and policies for achieving balanced development of the State as a whole.
  3. Aiding the State Government in formulation of state level policies relating to planning and development of urban and rural areas.

Composition of the Board:

As per Rule 3 of the Karnataka State Town Planning Board Rules, 1964, the Board is constituted of the following members.

Ex-Officio members:

  1. Minister in charge of Urban Development
  2. The Minister of State, if any, in charge of Urban Development
  3. The Secretary to Government of Karnataka, Urban Development Department
  4. The Secretary to Government of Karnataka, Planning Department
  5. The Secretary to Government of Karnataka, Finance Department
  6. The Director, Health and Family Welfare Department
  7. The Chief Engineer, Public Works Department, (South)
  8. The Director of Town and Country Planning
  9. The Chairman, Karnataka Housing Board

Other Members:

  1. Five persons nominated by the State Government from among the members of local authorities in the State
  2. Three persons nominated by the State Government

Minister in charge of Urban Development is the Chairman and the Minister of State, if any, in charge of Urban Development would be the Vice-Chairman of the Board. The Director of Town and Country Planning is the Member-Secretary to the Board.

Important functions of the Board:

  1. Advice and Assist the Local Planning Authorities and the State Government in matters relating to planning, development and use of rural and urban lands in the State.
  2. Advise in the preparation and implementation of development plans and town planning schemes by local planning authorities.
  3. Undertake, assist and encourage the collection, maintenance and publication of statistics, bulletins on planning and its methodology.
  4. Prepare reports and furnish reports relating to the purpose of the Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act.
  5. Perform any other function which is supplemental, incidental or consequential to any of the functions aforesaid.

Posts sanctioned for the Board:

Posts have been sanctioned under various cadres, exclusively for the functioning of Karnataka State Town Planning Board, vide the G.O. No. HUD 851 TTP 87 dated 23.07.1988 and the same are being continued with extension from time to time. The following posts are being continued for a further period of 3 years starting from 07.04.2008, as extended in the G.O.No. NaAaE13NaYoSe2008 dated 07.02.2008.

Sl. No.

Cadre

Sanctioned posts

1

Joint Director

01

2

Deputy Director

02

3

Assistant Director

03

4

Town Planner

05

5

Assistant Town Planner

03

6

Draughtsman

01

7

First Division Assistant

01

8

Second Division Assistant

01

9

Stenographer

01

10

Cycle orderly

01

11

Peon

01

12

Driver

03

TOTAL

23


The State Government has, vide notification No. HUD 151 MIB 99 dated 17.05.1999, constituted the Karnataka State Town Planning Board with the following ex-officio members.

1

Hon’ble Minister
Urban Development Department

Chairman

2

The Secretary to Government of Karnataka, 
Urban Development Department

Member

3

The Principal Secretary to Government of Karnataka, 
Planning Department

Member

4

The Principal Secretary to Government of Karnataka, 
Finance Department

Member

5

The Commissioner
Bengaluru Metropolitan Region Development Authority

Member

6

The Commissioner
Bengaluru Development Authority

Member

7

Chief Engineer (C & B)
Bengaluru

Member

8

Managing Director
Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board

Member

9

Commissioner
Karnataka Housing Board

Member

10

The Director of Town and Country Planning
Bengaluru

Member-Secretary

The State Government had, vide notification No. NaAaE 330 BeMaPra 2003 dated 25.04.2004, nominated the following members to the board, until further orders.

  1. Shri Krishnappa J., Member, Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike
  2. Shri Dinesh Verma, Practising Architect
  3. Shri Anil Patil, Mayor, Hubli-Dharwad Mahanagara Palike
  4. Shri H. M. Nandakumar, Member, Madikeri City Municipal Council
  5. Shri Jagadisha Mallikarjun Kavatagimutt, Chairman, Chikkodi Town Municipal Council
  6. Shri Aarogyadas, Chairman, K. G. F. Town Municipal Council
  7. Shri C. M. Dhananjaya, Advocate, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

The Board, at present, does not constitute the above non-official members as they have resigned as per the directions of the Government vide letter No. NaAaE 141 BemRuPra 2004.

The Karnataka State Town Planning Board has conducted 64 ordinary meetings since its inception.

 

 
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