Organisation Structure (Administrative Setup)
A separate Department of Town Planning in the state came in to existence on 3rd November 1959, with the Government Architect as the Ex-officio Director of Town Planning. The Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act was promulgated in the year 1961. A full fledged Town Planning Department with a full time ‘Director’ started functioning from the year 1964. The Karnataka Planning Authority Rules were notified in the year 1965.
Presently, the Department of Town and Country Planning is headed by the ‘Director’ with its Head Quarter in Bangalore. The central office at Bangalore is supported by a Directors i.e., Joint Director