​​​The powers & duties of officers & employees of Transport Secretariat:​

a) Secretary to Government: He is the administrative head of Transport Secretariat (Government). He is in charge of all matters of Transport Sector in Karnataka, especially in matters of Transport Department (Field Department), KSRTC, BMTC, NWKRTC, NEKRTC, and DDUTTL. He acts as per the directions and on the orders of Hon’ble Minister for Transport, or Government or the case may be in the normal course. He is in overall charge of the work being discharged in Transport Department and the four STUs & DDUTTL coming under him. He assists and advises Hon’ble Minister for Transport or Government as the case may be in taking decisions and in disposal of cases.

b) Deputy Secretary to Government: He assists Secretary in discharge of work in all matters connected with Transport Department.

c) Deputy Secretary & Internal Financial Advisor: Advices Secretary in Financial matters. Prepares budget of the Transport Department. He is responsible in audit and accounts matters of Transport Department and the 5 organizations coming under Transport Department.

d) Deputy Secretary & Head of Legal Cell: Advices Secretary in Legal matters.

e) Under Secretary to Government: He is in-charge of all matters connected with KSRTC., BMTC., NEKRTC., NWKRTC & DDUTTL. and Transport Department (field Department) He acts as per the orders of Secretary and of Deputy Secretary in general. He issues letters, circulars, Government Order’s etc as per the orders in the files. He is responsible to see that the work allotted to him is discharged in accordance with the law and without loss of time and without causing delay. He discharges duties as enumerated in Karnataka Secretariat Manual. He is also the State Public Information Officer as per the Right to Information Act, 2005.

f) Under Secretary (Legal Cell): He assists the Head of Legal Cell in putting up files of Transport Department pertaining to legal matters, Court matters. He discharges duties as enumerated in Karnataka Secretariat manual.

g)Section Officers:

Desk Officer (Motor Vehicles Section): He is in-charge of the Section. He scrutinizes the files/papers submitted by caseworkers as per the procedure prescribed in Karnataka Secretariat Manual. He assists and submits files to Under Secretary. He is in-charge of the section. He issues letters, circulars, Government Orders etc as per the orders in the files. He is responsible to see that the work allotted to him is discharged in accordance with the law. He discharges duties as enumerated in Karnataka Secretariat Manual. He is also the State Assistant Public Information Officer as per the Right to Information Act, 2005.

ii) Section Officer (State Transport Undertakings Section): He is in-charge of the Section. He deals with all matters connected with KSRTC, BMTC., NWKRTC, NEKRTC & DDUTTL. He scrutinizes the files submitted by caseworkers and submits to Under Secretary. He discharges duties as enumerated in the Karnataka Secretariat Manual. The Section Officer is also appointed as State Assistant Public Information Officer as per Right to Information Act, 2005.

iii) Section Officer, (Receipts, Issue and Co-ordination): He is in-charge of the Section. he deals with all matters connected with Receipts, Issue and Co-ordination. He assists the Deputy Secretary and Under Secretary in conducting various meetings connected to Transport Secretariat. He also deals with matters connected to more than one Section.

iv) Section Officer (IFA, Opinion): He assists the IFA in examining and putting up cases of the Transport wing with regard to financial matters referred to IFA. He examines the cases with reference to the existing rules/laws and with regard to finances and submits the files to IFA. He discharges duties as enumerated in Karnataka Secretariat Manual.

iiv) Section Officer (IFA, Budget): He assists IFA in preparation of budget of the Transport Department. He also assists IFA in accounts and audit matters of all the units coming under Transport Secretariat. He discharges duties as enumerated in Karnataka Secretariat Manual.

h) Case Workers: There is one Senior Assistant and two Assistants attached to the Desk Officer (Motor Vehicles Section). One Senior Assistant and two Assistants are attached to the Section Officer (State Transport Corporation Section). Two Senior Assistants and One Assistant are attached to the IFA Opinion & One Senior Assistant and Two Assistants are attached to the IFA Budget. They carry out he duties allotted to them. They examine the proposals/receipts as per the Rules/Regulations/Acts and the laws in force etc put up notes in the file as per Karnataka Secretariat Manual and submit them to Desk Officer. They also put up drafts as per orders in the file.

i) Junior Assistant: One Junior Assistant is attached to each of the Sections. i.e. Motor Vehicle Section & State Transport Undertakings Section. Junior Assistants are also attached to Deputy Secretary, Principal Secretary/Secretary. They receive the tappal and file that come to the section, diaries and distributes to caseworkers, maintain movement of files, responsible for issue of letters etc. They carry out their duties as per Karnataka Secretariat Manual.

j) Stenographers: Stenographers are attached to Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Under Secretary, They under take the typing work as dictated by the Officers, discharges duties as per the directions of the Officers. The Stenographers/Personnel Staff attached to Principal Secretary/Secretary will also carryout the work related to APRs of class -I officers. They carry out the duties as per Karnataka Secretariat Manual.

k) Typists: Typists are attached to Sections. They are in charge of typing work in the section.

l) Dalayats (Class IV): Dalayats keep the Office neat and tidy. Deliver files/tappals to other sections/departments as per the instructions contained in Karnataka Secretariat Manual. Stitch the closed files and deliver them to General Record Section.​