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Statement of Objects and Reasons:
1. Short title and commencement.
2. Definitions.
3. Constitution of the Authority.
4. Term of office and conditions of service.
5. Disqualification for office of membership.
6. Removal of member.
7. Secretary.
8. Officers of the Authority and conditions of service.
9. Meetings of the Authority.
10. Proceedings presumed to be good and valid.
11. Sub-committee.
12. Powers and duties of sub-committee.
13. Obtaining the services of experts.
14. Preparation of project and programmes.
15. Functions of the Authority.
16. Officers made responsible to carry out the objectives of the Authority.
17. Obtaining information.
18. Advise by the Authority..
19. Power to record dereliction of duty and to inform the appointing authority.
20. Fund of the Authority.
21. Allocation for project and programme.
22. Grant by State Government.
23. Accounts and audit.
24. Report.
25. Budget of the Authority.
26. Power to make rules.
27. Power of Authority to make regulations.
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Act 28 of 1994.- It is considered necessary to provide statutory status to the Kannada Development Authority for the effective implementation of projects and programmes relating to development of Kannada and monitor and evaluate the implementation of Kannada as Official language.
Hence the Bill.
(Obtained from L.A. Bill No. 3 of 1994)
Amending Act 26 of 1997.- Consequent to the bifurcation of the Department of Law and Parliamentary Affairs into Department of Law and Department of Parliamentary Affairs and Legislation, it is proposed to have the Secretary of the Department of law as the member of the authority and the director of translations also as a member of the said authority and further to empower the authority to take action to secure priority for, and promotion of Kannada in the field of Education and Cultural activities.
Hence the Bill.
(Obtained from L.A. Bill No. 21 of 1996)
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(First published in the Karnataka Gazette Extraordinary dated third day of October 1994)
(Received the assent of the Governor on the Twenty-ninth day of September, 1994)
(As Amended by Act 26 of 1997)
An Act to provide for establishment of a Kannada Development Authority for development of Kannada, and to supervise the implementation of projects and programmes relating to development of Kannada and to monitor and evaluate the implementation of Kannada official language and its projects and programmes.
WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the establishment of a Kannada Development Authority for development of Kannada and to supervise the implementation of projects and programmes relating to development of Kannada and to monitor and evaluate the implementation of Kannada official language;
BE it enacted by the Karnataka State Legislature in the Forty-fourth year of the Republic of India as follows:-
1. Short title and commencement.- (1) This Act may be called the Kannada Development Authority Act, 1994.
(2) It shall come into force on such 1[date]1 as the State Government may, by notification, appoint.
1. The Act has come into force by notification w.e.f. 1.11.1995. The Text of the notification is at the end of the Act.
2. Definitions.- In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-
(a) “Authority” means, the Kannada Development Authority constituted under section 3;
(b) “Chairman” means, the Chairman of the Authority;
(c) “department” means, all departments of the State Government, including any body or corporation established by the State Government by or under any law or any institution or body of organisations receiving financial aid from the State Government;
(d) “Member” means, a member of the Authority;
(e) “Projects and programmes” means, the annual project, programmes prepared by the Authority for development of Kannada in various departments;
(f) “Secretary” means, Secretary of the Authority;
(g) “Regulation” means, regulations made under this Act.
3. Constitution of the Authority.- (1) As soon as may be, after the commencement of this Act there shall be established for the purposes of this Act, an Authority for development of Kannada to be called the Kannada Development Authority with its head-quarters at Bangalore.
(2) The Authority shall be a body corporate by the name aforesaid having perpetual succession and a common seal to contract and shall by the said name sue and be sued.
(3) The Authority shall consist of the following members:-
(a) A person who has worked for development of Kannada
language nominated by the State Government to be the
Chairman of the Authority. — Chairman.
(b) Seven persons nominated by the State Government
having special knowledge or practical experience in the
field of Literature, Administration, Education and Law. — Members
(c) The Secretary to Government, Department of
Kannada and Culture — Member
(d) The Secretary to Government, Department of
Law 1[x x x]1 — Member
1. Omitted by Act 26 of 97 w.e.f. 30.9.1997.
(e) The Secretary to Government, Commerce &
Industries Department. — Member
(f) The Director, Department of Kannada and Culture. — Member
1[(fa) Director of Translation. — Member]1
1. Inserted by Act 26 of 97 w.e.f. 30.9.1997.
(g) The President, the Kannada Sahitya Parishad. — Ex-officio Member.
(h) The President, the Karnataka Kannada Sahitya _ Ex-officio Academy. Member.
(i) The Secretary of the Authority — Member- Secretary
4. Term of office and conditions of service.- (1) Subject to the pleasure of the State Government, the Chairman and other members nominated by the State Government shall hold office for a period of three years. This shall not apply in case of official member.
(2) The Chairman or a member other than an ex-officio member may resign his office by writing under his hand addressed to the State Government but shall continue in office until his resignation is accepted.
(3) A causal vacancy in the office of a Chairman or a member shall be filled by the State Government by nominating another person as Chairman or member as the case may be and the person so nominated shall hold office for the unexpired portion of the term of the office of his predecessor.
(4) The Chairman and other members shall receive such allowances as may be prescribed.
(5) The allowances payable to the Chairman and other members shall be defrayed out of the Fund of the Authority.
(6) No act or proceedings of the Authority shall be invalid by reason only of the existence of any vacancy or defect in the constitution of the Authority.
5. Disqualification for office of membership.- (1) A person shall be disqualified for being appointed as and for being a member, if he,-
(a) has been convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for an offence which in the opinion of the State Government involves moral turpitude; or
(b) is of unsound mind and stands so declared by a competent court; or
(c) is an undischarged insolvent ; or
(d) has been removed or dismissed from service of the Central Government or a State Government or a body or corporation owned or controlled by the Central Government or a State Government; or
(e) has directly or indirectly by himself or his partner any share or interest in any work done by the order of the Authority or in any contract or employment with or under or by or on behalf of the Authority.
(f) is employed as a paid legal practitioner on behalf of the Authority or accepts employment of legal practitioner against the Authority;
(2) A person shall not be disqualified under clause (e) of sub-section (1) or be deemed to have any share or interest in any contract or employment within the meaning of the said clause by reason only of his having a share or interest in any newspaper in which any advertisements relating to the affairs of the Authority is inserted.
6. Removal of member.- (1) The State Government shall remove the Chairman or other member if,-
(a) he becomes subject to any of the disqualifications mentioned in section 5:
Provided that no Chairman or member shall be removed on the ground that he has become subject to the disqualification mentioned in clause (e) of sub-section (1) of that section, unless he has been given an opportunity of making his representation against the proposal ; or
(b) he refuses to act or becomes incapable of acting; or
(c) he without obtaining leave of absence from the Authority absents from three consecutive meetings of the Authority ; or
(d) in the opinion of the State Government he has so abused his position as to render his continuance in office detrimental to the public interest:
Provided that no member shall be removed under this clause unless he has been given an opportunity of making his representation against the proposal.
7. Secretary.- The State Government shall appoint an officer not below the rank of Deputy Commissioner to be the Secretary of the Authority. The Secretary shall receive such salary and other allowances as the State Government may determine from time to time.
(2) The State Government may grant from time to time leave of absence to the Secretary.
(3) The Secretary shall be the Chief Executive of the Authority and shall,-
(a) be responsible for implementing the projects and programmes approved by the Authority;
(b) operate the fund of the Authority;
(c) cause to be maintained accounts of the Authority;
(d) discharge such other functions which are conferred on him by or under this Act or any other law for the time being in force; and
(e) be responsible for presentation of records of the office during inspection of Chairman.
8. Officers of the Authority and conditions of service.- (1) Subject to such rules as may be prescribed, the State Government or such other officer as the State Government may authorise, may appoint or depute such officers and employees as it may deem necessary for the efficient discharge of its functions.
(2) The recruitment and terms and conditions of service of the officers and servants specified above shall be such as may be prescribed.
9. Meetings of the Authority.- (1) The meetings of the Authority shall be convened by the Chairman or by the Secretary with the prior approval of the Chairman and shall be held at any place within the jurisdiction of the Authority.
(2) The Authority shall meet at least once in every two months.
(3) The Chairman or the Secretary with the prior approval of the Chairman shall convene a special meeting if the Chairman feels it necessary.
(4) The Authority shall observe such rules of procedure in regard to the transaction of business at its meeting as may be provided by regulations.
(5) Every meeting shall be presided over by the Chairman and if for any reason, the Chairman is unable to attend any meeting any other member chosen by the members present at the meeting shall preside at the meeting.
(6) Eight members shall form the quorum.
10. Proceedings presumed to be good and valid.- No disqualification of or defect in the appointment of any person acting as Chairman or member shall be deemed to vitiate any act or proceeding of the Authority if such act or proceeding is otherwise in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
11. Sub-Committee.-The Authority may for any specific purpose constitute a Sub-Committee consisting of such members not exceeding five members from amongst its members, the Chairman of the Authority shall also be the Chairman of the Sub-Committee.
12. Powers and duties of Sub-Committee.- (1) The Sub-Committee shall exercise such of the powers and perform such duties of the Authority which are delegated to it by the Authority.
(2) The Sub-Committee shall meet at least once in a month.
(3) The Sub-Committee shall take decisions on urgent matters to review the prompt implementation of the decision of the Authority and suggest on urgent matter for action by the State Government.
(4) The Sub-Committee shall observe such rules of procedure in regard to the transaction of business at its meetings as may be provided by regulations.
13. Obtaining the services of experts.- (1) In order to carry out the purposes of the Act, the Authority if necessary, may obtain the services or assistance of the experts in such manner as it may deems fit.
(2) Honorarium and allowances payable to such experts for the services or assistance so rendered shall be of such an amount as may be prescribed;
14. Preparation of project and programmes.- The Authority shall every year prepare projects and programmes for the development of Kannada and forward it to the
State Government for approval. The State Government may approve the project and programmes with or without modification.
15. Functions of the Authority.- The Authority shall,-
(a) review the actions taken by the different departments; public undertakings, all institutions and local bodies and institutions and receiving grants by the State Government in the implementation of official language policy of the State Government;
(b) suggest measures to the State Government for the effective implementation of the recommendations of Dr. Sarojini Mahishi Report as approved by the State Government;
(c) identify the hurdles in the implementation of Kannada as the administrative language and to take suitable measures to solve them;
1[(ca) take action to secure priority for, and promotion of Kannada in the field of education and cultural activities.]1
1. Inserted by Act 26 of 97 w.e.f. 30.9.1997.
(d) review form time to time the system of Kannada Examinations (Service Examination), Examinations conducted for testing the knowledge of Kannada along with the relevant syllabus existing or that may be prepared and if necessary suggest the Government to revise, modify or renew the same, to conduct study and consultations regarding the manufacture, purchase and distribution of Kannada typewriters, the use of Kannada in modern equipments like computers, teleprinters, telex, which are used in the modernisation of offices and in this connection to take decisions that would promote extensive use of Kannada and to take necessary actions to get it implemented;
(e) arrange training programmes, workshops, exhibitions and seminars which would facilitate the use of Kannada for officers and officials and Kannada teaching courses for non kannadigas and to prepare the necessary syllabus and literature;
(f) publish, purchase and distribute useful publications relating to the development of Kannada;
(g) ensure all the forms used in the offices are printed in Kannada and to examine and grant permission for the printing of forms, publications and registers which are required to be in languages other than Kannada;
(h) examine whether the regional language as being used in the forms, notices and name plates that are in day to day use in accordance with the language policy of the Central Government in the offices of the Central Government, banks, post offices and in other offices and undertakings which have more public contacts in the State and to conduct correspondence with those offices in this connections;
(i) take decisions on the matters of preparation, revision, printing and distribution of reference books on administration and to implement the same and to monitor the progress in this field and suggest necessary measures;
(j) examine the standards of Kannada text books and give instructions to rectify the mistakes, if any, in these books.
16. Officers made responsible to carryout the objectives of the Authority.- (1) The Chief Secretary at the State level, the Divisional Commissioner at Divisional level, the Deputy Commissioner at District level, the Assistant Commissioner at the Sub-
divisional level and the Tahsildar at the Taluk level shall be responsible to carryout the objectives of the Authority.
(2) The State Government may by notification specify officer responsible for implementation of the different projects and programmes of the Authority and different class of officers may be specified for different departments.
17. Obtaining information.- The Authority may for the purpose of this Act seek and obtain information relating to implementation of Dr. Sarojini Mahishi Report and the Kannada Development from any officer of the State Government and such officer shall be bound to furnish the information sought by the Authority.
18. Advise by the Authority.- The Authority, in order to carryout the purposes of this Act, shall advise the State Government regarding implementation of its projects and programmes.
19. Power to record dereliction of duty and to inform the appointing authority.- The Authority in order to carryout the purposes of the Act, shall record, any violation by the officers and officials of the State Government and local bodies of any order, issued by the Government from time to time or of any order, which is already in force as dereliction of duty and shall advise to the appointing authority for necessary action.
20. Fund of the Authority.- (1) There shall be a fund called the Authority Fund.
(2) The following shall form part of, or be paid into the Authority Fund, namely:-
(i) all grants, subversions, donations and gifts made by the Central Government, State Government, any local authority, any body whether in-corporated or not or any persons; and
(ii) all other sums received by or on behalf of the Authority from any source whatsoever.
(3) Except as otherwise directed by the State Government all money credited to the Fund shall be invested in any Scheduled bank.
(4) The administrative expenses to the Authority including the salaries, allowances and pensions payable to the Secretary and other officers and employees of the Authority shall be defrayed out of the Fund of the Authority.
21. Allocation for project and programme.- The State Government may keeping in view the project and programmes of the Authority, make financial allocations to the Authority in the annual Budget of the State.
22. Grant by State Government.- The State Government may every year make a grant to the Authority of a sum equivalent to the administrative expenses of the Authority.
23. Accounts and audit.- (1) Accounts of the income and expenditure of the Authority Fund shall be kept in accordance with such rules as may be prescribed.
(2) The Authority shall prepare an annual statement of accounts in such form as may be prescribed.
(3) The accounts of the Authority shall be audited annually by such auditor as the State Government may appoint.
(4) The auditor shall for the purposes of the audit, have access to all the accounts and other records of the Authority.
(5) The Authority shall pay from its fund such charges for the audit as may be prescribed.
(6) As soon as may be after the receipt of the report of the auditor, the Authority shall send a copy of the annual statement of accounts, together with a copy of the report of the auditor to the State Government and shall cause to be published the annual statement of accounts in such manner as may be prescribed.
(7) The State Government may after perusal of the report of the auditor give such directions as it thinks fit to the Authority and the Authority shall comply with such directions.
24. Report.- The Authority shall before such dates, in such form and at such interval as may be prescribed submit the prescribed report to the State Government.
25. Budget of the Authority.- The Authority shall prepare every year before such date and in such form as may be prescribed a budget estimate of its income and expenditure for the financial year to commence on the first day of April next following and shall forward it to the State Government.
26. Power to make rules.- (1) The State Government may, after previous publication by notification make rules to carryout the purposes of this Act.
(2) Every rule made under this Act shall be laid as soon as may be after it is made before each House of the State Legislature while it is in session for a total period of thirty days, which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions and if, before the expiry of the session in which it is so laid or the session immediately following both Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or decide that any rule should not be made, the rule shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be, so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule.
27. Power of Authority to make regulations.- The Authority may subject to the provisions of this Act and the rules made under section 26 and with the previous sanction of the State Government, by notification, make regulations to carry-out the purposes of this Act.
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(The above translation of the dâ}âQvâ %«À⽬P ~ÖZºdÖpâ %º¾Ìâ°Àâ°, 1994 (1994pâ dâ}ÖËrdâ %º¾Ìâ°Àâ° ÉâªfêX 28) was published in Part IV-2B of the Official Gazette (Extraordinary) dated 25-2-1995 as No. 286 under clause (3) of Article 348 of the Constitution of India.)
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KDA to have a say in PSU appointments

By K. N. Venkatasubba Rao

BANGALORE, JAN. 16. The Government has reportedly finalised the norms to include a representative of the Kannada Development Authority (KDA) in the appointment boards of public sector units to which the Sarojini Mahishi Report is applicable.

The inclusion of a KDA representative in the appointment boards was said to be a major step to pave the way for implementation of the Sarojini Mahishi Report in toto, in phases.

The Government’s decision was reportedly prompted by the joint efforts of the KDA and the Department of Industries. It was said that but for the “undaunted efforts” of the Industries Minister, Mr. R. V. Deshpande, and the KDA Chairman, Dr. Baragur Ramachandrappa, the Government would have remained unconvinced about the need to give the KDA a representation on the appointment boards.

A meeting of the KDA and the Department of Industry was held on April 4, 2000, and Mr. Deshpande, Dr. Ramachandrappa and seven other bureaucrats participated. It discussed various orders issued by the Government and the problems being faced by it in implementing the Sarojini Mahishi Report in full. It realised the need to give the KDA a representation on the appointment boards, and urged the Directorate of Personnel and Administrative Reforms to take steps in this direction.

Of the 58 recommendations made in the Sarojini Mahishi Report, employment of Kannadigas in the public sector units in the State had become a bone of contention and triggered unsavoury situations. The report had recommended that while filling Group D posts, Kannadigas should be preferred. It said that 80 per cent of Kannadigas should be appointed against the other posts in the basic salary of up to Rs. 1,250, and that 65 per cent of Kannadigas should be given top executive posts. But for various reasons, including the alleged regional bias on the part of a section of the authorities in some of the public sector units, and political reasons, the recommendations were not implemented in full.

The Government’s exercise to accord priority to the Kannada language and Kannadigas in the State had, at times, become a political issue. It was said that the Government was pretending helplessness in implementing the recommendations made by its own committees.

In an effort to give priority to Kannadigas in public sector units and commercial banks, the Government constituted a number of committees, including the Margaret Alva Committee (August 4, 1983) and Dr. Sarojini Mahishi Committee (January 25, 1984). Dr. Sarojini Mahishi Committee submitted its recommendations on December 30, 1986, and the Government constituted a Cabinet Sub- Committee on March 16, 1990, to look into the 58 recommendations.



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Sarojini Mahishi ready to implement report on jobs-Sarojini Mahishi demands jobs for locals

Sarojini Mahishi ready to implement report on jobs
DH News Service Hubli:

Is Dr Sarojini Mahishi, Chairperson of Sarojini Mahishi Committee which recommended in the ‘80s job reservation for Kannadigas in private sector, fed up with the inordinate delay in implementing her report? If her response to ‘why the government is dragging its feet on the report’ is anything to go by, the answer is ‘yes.’

“Ask the government what problem it has,” was her point-blank reply to the mediapersons when asked about impediments to implement the report, here on Wednesday. She said: “Hurdles will be known only when the government gets down to business.”

She said the the globalisation and economic reforms had made the recommendations of the Mahishi Committee more relevant today than ever before. “Main concern behind setting up the committee was to protect interests of Kannadigas and help them to progress economically in their own land,” she pointed out.

She asserted that industrialists who set up their units here should show interest in protecting local language and people. “Because they (industrialists) are exploiting resources of the State and, therefore, have a responsibility of protecting interests of the State.”

Defending job reservation for Kannadigas, Dr Sarojini said that the Committee had recommended employment reservation only for eligible Kannadigas with working knowledge of Kannada.

No relaxation

The Committee never asked for any relaxation in eligibility norms like qualification or competence while recruiting Kannadigas in private sector.

Dr Mahishi, an outspoken politician, regretted that concern for language and culture was declining among Kannadigas. “If we (Kannadigas) do not protect our mother tongue, who else will?” she asked.

She said she was ready to volunteer her services to sort out problems likely to arise while implementing her recommendations. “If the government invites, I’m ready to come to Karnataka. Protecting interests of Kannadigas is my first and foremost duty.”

Dr Sarojini Mahishi, a two-time MP from Dharwad North and former Union minister, is now residing in New Delhi.



FAQ on Discrimination of Kannadigas in IT industry

Q1. How many Kannadigas are currently employed in IT industries?

Ans: As per the approximate estimates, the number of Kannadigas employed in the IT firms operating in Bangalore is less than 10 % of the total employees. This is way too less compared to Tamil population in the IT industry in Chennai and Telugu population in IT industry in Hyderabad (where they are 70-80% of total workforce). This disparity is because of the discrimination against Kannadigas during recruitment by IT companies in Bangalore.


Q2. How are Qualified and skilled Kannadiga Candidates being discriminated in IT Sector?

Ans: Even though Kannadiga candidates are well qualified and possess the required IT Skills and the relevant experience, they are not provided opportunities to prove their capability because of the discrimination against them. The only reason for this is that he / she is a Kannadiga and born in Karnataka. There are many instances of this type of discrimination against Kannadigas.


Q3. How are Kannadiga Fresher candidates discriminated in Campus Recruitment?

Ans. When an IT company decides for the recruitment of Fresh graduates, they conduct Campus Interviews in the Engineering Colleges across the country.  These companies conduct Campus interviews in a few reputed colleges in Bangalore just to indicate that they are recruiting in Karnataka. But these very companies go to all the colleges of Tamilnadu, Andhra, Kerala & the North Indian States which are in the nook and corner of these states. Even though Karnataka has a very good number of reputed engineering colleges across the state these companies do not consider them for their Campus Recruitment process except for one or two colleges in Bangalore. Since Karnataka has a large intake of non-Kannadiga students for its engineering courses, a large number of students selected from these few colleges in Karnataka are again non Kannadigas.

For example recently a reputed IT company recruited many non-kannadiga freshers in the pretext of selecting locals from Adichunchanagiri institute of Technology, Chikmagalur.


Q4. How Kannadiga Employees are discriminated in the annual performance appraisals and are denied Promotions?

Ans. During annual appraisal process Kannadiga employees are given step motherly treatment and their performance appraisals are not done fairly and objectively and thus are denied Promotions. Other non Kannadiga employees with similar performance are promoted to higher positions with good hike. Kannadigas are denied opportunities in working on challenging assignments, denied onsite opportunities and hence have less exposure in comparison to non Kannadigas who are provided with ample opportunities to perform and grow.


Q5. Why Kannadigas are being discriminated in IT industry?

Ans. The answer to this question is simple. The key positions (senior & middle management and HR) in these IT industries are in the hands of non-kannadigas who simply favour their own state candidates, against Kannadiga candidates. For example a Tamilian Project Manager prefers a Tamil person for an open position in his team and gets internal references from his fellow Tamilian team members and colleagues. If he doesnt get a suitable Tamilian candidate internally he decides for external reference by way of IT Consultants and shortlists only Tamilian candidates. He rejects Kannadiga Candidates referred by IT consultants even if he suits the job. The same is true for a Telugu Manager, Bengali Manager or a Keralite Manager or any North Indian Manager.

The key positions in HR are also held by these non-kannadigas who show discriminatory attitude against Kannadigas. Thus kannadigas are getting unfair and unjust treatment in IT Industry.


Q6. How Kannadigas are neglected in the non-technical sector of the IT industry?

Ans. Catering, Security, Housekeeping, Transport, Internal retail stores and other service contracts are also given to non-kannadigas. Many IT companies have given catering contracts to people from Tamilnadu, Kerala and Andhra. Majority of the security personnel are from other states.


Q6A. How else are Kannadigas suffering in the IT industry?

Ans. There is tremendous Hindi imposition on the employees in the IT industry. Security, Transport and other vendor staff are instructed by the IT companies to only converse with the employees in Hindi irrespective of whether the Kannadiga employee understands Hindi or not. Speaking or responding to queries in Kannada is not an acceptable practice in these companies.

Hindi songs / music through FM91 / cassettes are played as per the company policy on company transport and requesting for Kannada songs / music on company transport is not allowed.

Cultural programs are allowed only in Hindi and any cultural program in Kannada and presenting Karnataka’s rich culture & heritage is not allowed. For example celebrating Kannada Rajyothsava is not allowed in many IT companies while non-kannadigas are allowed to celebrate Onam, Pongal and Holi without any restrictions.


Q7. Why is the need for the implementation of Sarojini Mahishi report?

Ans. By this time you are all aware about how and why eligible Kannadigas are being discriminated in the IT Industry and Kannada, Kannadiga and Karnataka are dishonored in their own state. So to stop this unfair and unjust treatment in recruiting Kannadigas in IT Sector, the need for the implementation of the Sarojini Mahishi report arises.


Q8. What is this Sarojini Mahishi Report?

Ans. In 1968, National Integration Council noted the dissatisfaction among population in various states due to discrimination being perpetrated by migrant population in employment of local sons of the soil. Hence National Integration Council recommended that the majority of the jobs shall be given to local people.

Based on this Dr. Sarojini Mahishi committee was constituted in 1983, which studied this gigantic problem in detail for 3 years and made a total of 58 recommendations. It submitted its interim report on 13-6-1984 and final report on 30-12-1986.

Some of the recommendations of the Sarojini Mahishi report, which are relevant to IT industry, are listed below for your understanding.

Rec. 1.  State government shall ensure that recommendations of national Integration council are implemented, through implementation of Dr. Sarojini Committee recommendations, as the recommendations of Dr Sarojini Mahishi committee are in concurrence with the recommendations of the National Integration Council. The state government shall also request Union government for help wherever required.

Rec. 4. It shall be mandatory for all private industries to employ only Kannadigas for all positions. Exception can only be made in rare cases for top management positions, which require very high level of technical Qualifications and that too when Kannadiga candidates are not available. Karnataka government can exert pressure on private industries, as they are supplied land, water and electricity on priority basis from government.

Rec. 21. Admission in technical and other training colleges in the state for outside state people shall be limited to max of 5%; this is essential to stop outsiders getting jobs because of this.

Note: 21(a): G. O. CI. 121SPC. 82 dated 30 October 1982 has declared many incentives and concessions for attracting investments in industry. It shall be made mandatory for such industries to give employment to only Kannadigas to get concessions from government.

Rec. 24. There shall be a state government representative in recruitment committees of private industries employing more than 100 people.

Rec. 25. State government representatives in recruitment committees shall send report to state government about the working of such committees and an authority shall be established to examine these reports. Such authority shall be given statutory status.

Rec. 28. Employers shall submit a declaration every year stating their compliance regarding providing stipulated numbers of employment to Kannadigas. Similar system is being practiced in Maharastra.

Rec. 40. Persons trained in special skills required by industries in state can be supplied from Karnataka itself by arranging for such training in industrial training centers and engineering colleges. The committee has visited industries and compiled a list technical skills required by them. Government shall make suitable arrangement for implementation of this measure.

Rec. 47. Following rules shall be for allotment of residential sites to Kannadigas on preferential basis in important towns of Karnataka:

1. Applicant shall have 15 years residence in Karnataka.

2. Residence shall be proved through school certificate, ration card, voters list and birth certificate.

3. Serving military persons and persons staying outside state for reasons of studying or employment shall only given exemption from 15 years residence requirement. No one else shall need to be given this exemption.

4. Private residential layouts shall abide by BDA rules and shall obtain approval of BDA before allotment of sites.

5. Co-operative housing societies layouts shall abide by BDA rules and shall obtain approval of BDA before allotment of sites.


Q9.  Finally who is a Kannadiga?

Ans: Govt. Order. -DPAR 37 SLC 84 dated 2-2-1985 has defined the term “KANNADIGA” as follows: “Kannadiga means a person who can read, write and talk in Kannada and has working knowledge of Kannada”.


Q10. Does this clear your doubts on how Kannadigas are discriminated in their own land and the rightful demand for job preference to Kannadigas in IT sector?

Ans:  ???


Please forward this to all Kannadigas so that the injustice meted out to Kannadigas in IT comes to the notice of all including the state government.


Sarojini Mahishi demands jobs for locals
Bangalore, DHNS:
Dr Sarojini Mahishi on Sunday called upon the government to implement the recommendations of Sarojini Mahishi report on giving preference to locals in employment.

Dr Sarojini Mahishi on Sunday called upon the government to implement the recommendations of Sarojini Mahishi report on giving preference to locals in employment.

Speaking to mediapersons after the 32nd convocation of Karnataka Mahila Hindi Seva Samiti here, Dr Mahishi lamented that the government was yet to implement the recommendations that were submitted in 1984.

“The implementation of the report has become absolutely necessary when Kannadigas are being sidelined in the State following the advent of Multinational companies. Even if a host of problems crop up during implementation, the government should go ahead with the recommendations and resolve the problems along the way,” she said.



Quota activists threaten to disrupt IT.In
Jangveer Singh
Tribune News Service

Bangalore, October 4
The issue of reservation of jobs for Kannadigas in the IT sector seems set to rock the IT.In conference being organised by the state government from October 26 to 28 with the Karnataka Rakshana Vedika (KRV) threatening to disrupt the international conference in case this demand is not met.

Ironically, the issue of reservation for Kannadigas was raised by the state government during the recent attrition with the IT industry. State Industries Minister PGR Sindhia raised the issue after the IT industry announced that it would boycott the IT.In conference. The minister had claimed that the IT companies, while demanding infrastructure upgradation, should also provide employment to Kannadigas.

The minister had gone on to announce that the government had issued 167 notices to various companies, including software companies, asking them why they were not providing reservations in jobs to Kannadigas by implementing the Sarojini Mahishi Committee report. A majority of the IT companies did not reply to the notices as implementation of the Sarojini Mahishi report is not binding on them.

Even as the government has let off the pressure on this front after a truce with the IT companies who are now set to participate in the IT. In conference in strength, the issue is set to snowball into a major source of conflict in the state.

The Karnataka Rakshana Vedika (KRV) launched an agitation on this issue last week by picketing the gate of IT major Infosys. KRV activists also broke some windowpanes near the main gate as a hapless police force tried to pacify them.

The KRV state president A. Narayan Gowda said that the actvists would disrupt IT.In conference in case the recommendations of Sarojini Mahishi Committee recommendations were not implemented.

The state government, which had rode on this issue to put pressure on the IT sector earlier, does not seem to display the same vigour in pressing the demand now. Secretary IT and BT Shankarlinge Gowda when questioned in this regard at a function held to unveil the programme of the IT. In conference last week said the concern of the government had already been conveyed to the IT sector. When pressed further, he said the government was viewing the incident as and individual law and order problem. He said the government would view the issue in the same manner in case any attempt was made to disrupt the IT conference.



CM to babus: Use Kannada in governance

BANGALORE: Kannada activists received a shot in the arm on Monday with chief minister N Dharam Singh directing chief secretary B K Das and other IAS officers to accord primacy to Kannada in administration and implement the Sarojini Mahishi Committee report.

Singh, while interacting with Kannada litterateurs, social activists and representatives of the Kannada film industry on chalking out plans for Suvarna Karnataka (golden jubilee of the formation of Karnataka) celebrations, told the officials to compulsorily use Kannada in all their communication.

“The Sarojini Mahishi Committee report, which has recommended preference to Kannadigas in employment, will have to implemented without giving excuses,” Singh told the officials.

On the year-long celebrations starting from November 1, 2006, Singh said the government has earmarked Rs 10 crore for it and, if required, would sanction more funds to make it a grand success.



sarojini mahishi report ಒಂದು ನೋಟ

ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರಿಗೆ ಉದ್ಯೋಗ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ದಶಕಗಳಿಂದ ಅನ್ಯಾಯವಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ,ಇದನ್ನು ಕಂಡು ಕಾಣದ ಹಾಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ ಇದ್ದ.
ಕಾಲಕ್ರಮೇಣ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು ಸಂಘಟನೆಯಾಗಿ ಇದನ್ನು ಪ್ರಶ್ನಿಸಲು ಆರಂಭಿಸಿದರು. ಮೊದಲು ನೇರವಾಗಿ
ಅನ್ಯಾಯ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಪರಭಾಷಿಕ ಹಿಂದಿನ ಬಾಗಿಲನ್ನು ಹಿಡಿದು ತನ್ನವರಿಗೆ ಕೆಲ್ಸ ಕೊಡಿಸುವ ಕಾರ್ಯ ಮುಂದುವರೆಸುತ್ತಲೆ ಬಂದ.
ಈಗಲೂ ಕೂಡ ಇದು ಸಾಗಿದೆ. ವಲಸೆಯು ಮುಂದುವರೆಯುತ್ತಲೆ ಇದೆ, ಇದರ ದುಷ್ಪರಿಣಾಮ ನಮ್ಮ ನೆಲದಲ್ಲಿ
ಅರ್ಹತೆ,ಓದು ಇರುವ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ ನಿರುದ್ಯೋಗಿಯಾಗಿದ್ದಾನೆ.
೧೯೮೦ ದಶಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಗೋಕಾಕ್ ಚಳುವಳಿಯ ಯಶಸ್ಸಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ ತನ್ನ ಉದ್ಯೋಗದ ಹಕ್ಕನ್ನು ಪಡೆಯಲು
ಹೋರಾಟ ನಡೆಸಿದ. ಅದರ ಫಲವೇ ಸರೋಜಿನಿ ಮಹಿಷಿ ವರದಿ.

* ಇದನ್ನು ಯಾರು ನೇಮಿಸಿದರು ಮತ್ತು ಇದರ ಉದ್ದೇಶಗಳೇನು ?

ಇದನ್ನು ನಮ್ಮ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ರಚಿಸಿತು. ಕನ್ನಡಿನಿಗೆ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಉದ್ಯೋಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಿಂಹಪಾಲು ಮತ್ತು
ಅವನಿಗೆ ಸಿಗಬೇಕಾದ ಹಕ್ಕುಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಈ ಸಮಿತಿ ಶಿಫಾರಸು ಮಾಡಿತು.

* ಸಮಿತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾರಿದ್ದರು.

ಸಮಿತಿಯ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರು :- ಸರೋಜಿನಿ ಮಹಿಷಿ
ಅವರ ಜೊತೆಗೆ
* ಸಿದ್ಧಯ್ಯ ಪುರಾಣಿಕ
* ಹನುಮಾನ್
* ಸತ್ಯ
* ಪ್ರಭಾಕರ ರೆಡ್ದಿ
* ನಾರಯಣ ಕುಮಾರ್


* ಈ ಸಮಿತಿ ಎನು ಮಾಡಿತು ?

ಇದು ೩ ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಕಾಲ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ್ಯಾಂತ ಪ್ರವಾಸ ಮಾಡಿ ವಿವಿಧ ಉದ್ಯಮ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ
ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರ ವಿವರವನ್ನು ಪಡೆದು ಒಂದು ಶಿಫಾರಸು ಮಾಡಿ ಸರ್ಕಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಸಲ್ಲಿಸಿತು.

* ಮುಖ್ಯ ಶಿಫಾರಸ್ಸು ಎನು ?
-೧- ಅರ್ಹತೆಯುಳ್ಳ ಸ್ಥಳೀಯ ಅಭ್ಯರ್ಥಿಗಳು ಲಭ್ಯವಿರುವಾಗ ಉದ್ಯೋಗಾವಕಾಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಅವರಿಗೆ ಮೊದಲ ಆಧ್ಯತೆ
ಮತ್ತು ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಭಾಗ ಅವರಿಗೆ ದೊರಕಬೇಕು.

-೨- ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಸರಕಾರೀ ವಲಯದ ಉದ್ಯಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರಿಗೆ ಸಲ್ಲತಕ್ಕ ಉದ್ಯೋಗ ಪ್ರಮಾಣ ಹೀಗೆ ಇರಬೇಕು.

॑ ಗ್ರೂಪ್ ಡಿ – ೧೦೦ %

॑ ವೇತನ ೧೨೫೦ ಇರುವ ತನಕ – ೮೦%

॑ ನೇರ ನೇಮಕಾತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ – ೬೫%

-೩- ರಾಜ್ಯ ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಉದ್ಯಮಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಉನ್ನತ ಮಟ್ಟದ ತಾಂತ್ರಿಕ ಅರ್ಹತೆಯುಳ್ಳವರು ದೊರಯದೆ ಇರುವಾಗ
ಅಂತ ಕೆಲ್ಸವನ್ನು ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಉಳಿದ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಕೆಲಸಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರಿಗೆ ಆದ್ಯತೆ ಕೊಡಬೇಕು.

-೪- ಖಾಸಗಿ ಉದ್ಯಮಗಳು ರಾಜ್ಯ ಸರಕಾರದಿಂದ ಕಡಿಮೆ ದರದಲ್ಲಿ ನೆಲ,ಜಲ, ವಿದ್ಯುತ್ ಮುಂತಾದ
ಸೌಲಭ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ಪಡೆದಿರುವದರಿಂದ , ಅವರ ಮೇಲೆ ಒತ್ತಡ ಹಾಕಿ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರನ್ನು ನೇಮಿಸುವಂತೆ ಕಡ್ಡಾಯ ಮಾಡಬೇಕು.

-೫- ಉದ್ಯಮಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಟೈಪಿಸ್ಟ ಮತ್ತು ಅಪ್ರಟಿಂಸ್ ಕೆಲ್ಸಗಳನ್ನು ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಉದ್ಯೋಗ ವಿನಿಮಯ ಕೇಂದ್ರದಿಂದ ತೆಗೆದುಕೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕು.

-೬- ಉದ್ಯೋಗ ವಿನಿಮಯ ಕೇಂದ್ರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಹೆಸರು ನೋಂದಾಯಿಸುವ ಮೊದಲು ಅಭ್ಯರ್ಥಿಗಳು ೧೫ ವರುಷ ರಾಜ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ
ವಾಸ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಎಂಬುದನ್ನು ಈ ಕೆಲ ದಾಖಲೆಗಳನ್ನು ಪರಿಶೀಲಿಸಬೇಕು.
॑॑ ಶಾಲೆಯ ಸರ್ಟಿಫೀಕೆಟ್
॑॑ ಪಡಿತರ ಚೀಟಿ
॑॑ ಮತದಾರರ ಪಟ್ಟೆ
॑॑ ಜನ್ಮದಾಖಲೆ

-೭- ೧೦೦ಕ್ಕಿಂತ ಕೆಲಸಕ್ಕೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಇರುವ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಪ್ರತಿನಿಧಿ ಇರಬೇಕೆಂದು ಆ ಉದ್ಯಮಗಳಲ್ಲಿ
ಒತ್ತಡವನ್ನು ತರಬೇಕು.

–೮- ಉದ್ಯಮಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ನೌಕರ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಆದ್ಯತೆ ಕೋಡುವದನ್ನು ಮೊದಲು ನಿಲ್ಲಿಸಬೇಕು.

-೯- ಸರಕಾರದಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಸ್ಥಾನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ನೇಮಿಸುವಾಗ ಕನ್ನಡ-ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ-ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ
ಕಳಕಳಿ ಇರುವರನ್ನು ನೇಮಿಸಬೇಕು.

–೧೦– ಲೋಕಸೇವ ಸ್ಪರ್ಧಾತ್ಮಕ ಪರೀಕ್ಷೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ಕಡ್ಡಾಯ ಮಾಡಬೇಕು.
ಕನ್ನಡ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅನುತೀರ್ಣರಾದವರು ಅನರ್ಹರು ಎಂದು ನಿಯಮಗಳನ್ನು ತಿದ್ದುಪಡಿ ಮಾಡಬೇಕು.

ಒಟ್ಟು ಎಷ್ಟು ಶಿಫಾರಸ್ಸು ಇದ್ದವು.??
ಒಟ್ಟು ೫೮ ಶಿಫಾರಸ್ಸು ಇದ್ದವು, ಅವುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ೫೪ ಸರ್ಕಾರವೇ ಮಾಡಬಹುದಿತ್ತು, ಆದರೂ ನಮ್ಮ ಘನ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಇನ್ನೂ ಮಾಡಿಲ್ಲ.

ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಬದಲಾಯಿತು ಆದರೆ ಇದನ್ನು ಅನುಷ್ಟಾನ ಮಾಡುವ ದಮ್ ಒಂದು ಸರ್ಕಾರಕ್ಕು ಬರಲಿಲ್ಲ. http://chum-banavaasi.blogspot.com/2007/01/sarojini-mahishi-report.html





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Dewan Purnaiah

Dewan Purnaiah

Yelandur is a taluk of Chamarajanagara district. It is very close to Chamarajanagar city. It is a small town connecting various places in the Chamarajanagar region. This town has a historic and cultural importance in this region.

Yelandur came into prominence under the Cholas. The Cholas were the emperors of the Tamil kingdom. The first known prince of the dynasty to have ruled this region is Singadepa or Devabhupala. He is said to have built the famous Gaurishwara temple of Yelandur at about 1550 A.D. This is a magnificient temple. This temple speaks volumes of the Cholas as great builders. It has a very beautiful main entrance. It went into a decreipt state but was later erected in 1654-55 by his great grandson Muddabhupa.

The Gaurishwara temple�s attractive entrances have no gopura (towers built on the entrance arches). However, the entrances have artistically created fine sculpture embedded into the walls and on pillars. Stone carved themes like Andhakasuravadha (killing of the demon Andhakasura), Shoolabrahma, Bhikshatanamurthy, Bhairava, Kalingamardana, and Dakshinamurthy tell these mythological stories. Narasimha in various manifestations like Dakshinamurthy, Sharabha, Vali and Sugriva can also be observed on these walls and pillars. The four corners and the door side of the mantapa have monolithic stone chains formed by circular stone carved links – each 20 centimetres in diameter. This mahadwara (great door) is therefore locally called as bale (bangle) mantapa, as these links resemble bangles.

Yelandur was later ruled by the Mysore wodeyars. In 1807, Yelandur and others surrounding villages were granted as jahgir (gifted land) to Dewan Purnaiah by Krishnaraja Wodeyar III. Dewan Purnaiah was one of the most revered statesmen in those times in the whole of India (India was an agglomeration of more than 100 princely states in those times and not one nation as it is now). He is credited with making the Wodeyar empire a very strong one. Even now, people benefit from his visionary works. He was born in Yelandur.


In search of valuable treasure

The discovery of the priceless wealth at Dewan Purnaiah�s bungalow was initiated by the instincts of a Tahsildar.


The year was 1987! I was working as the Tahsildar of Yelandur, which is a small taluk in Mysore district. While going to the taluk office, I would often watch an old two-storeyed building, with locked doors. It had two porticos in front that were supported by ornate pillars. An old somber-looking tree in front of its unpainted and weather-beaten facade gave it an eerie look. This was Dewan Purnaiah�s building.

Purnaiah was the Dewan during the reign of Hyder Ali, Tipu Sultan and even the Wodeyars. He had a jahgir of agricultural lands in Yelandur. In fact, Purnaiah�s bungalow even housed the taluk office and the police station in the past. After these offices were shifted to new buildings, the bungalow was kept locked for nearly 15 long years.

There was a strange belief among the locals that a big black snake with hair on its body guarded Purnaiah�s treasure. Hence even during those 15 years, nobody dared to acquire the heirlooms in the building that belonged to Dewan Purnaiah. In fact, bowls of milk used to be kept in the vicinity of the building with the belief that the snake would drink it in the night.

While attending to routine office work on a bright sunny day on November 4, 1987, I asked the sheristedar for a very old file. He informed that the file was not available and that it could have probably been left back in the old Taluk office, which was housed in Purnaiah�s bungalow. This casual remark made me wonder as to what other things might be left inside the building. The very moment, I decided to discover the treasure hidden inside the building. People warned me of the foreboding evil, which they said may lead to tragic consequences. Undeterred, I moved ahead with a small group of my staff members, who volunteered to join me in this adventure. We walked over to the building and broke open the old, rusted door lock since nobody had its key. The door was pushed open and it made a squeaking noise. Everybody peered inside with wide-open eyes, but it was pitch dark and nothing was visible.

A ray of sunlight that pierced inside from the opposite end revealed the existence of a window. I asked my volunteers to go inside the building and open the window. They looked at each other, but nobody moved. Then I myself walked inside wading through age-old cobwebs.

It was dark inside and the thought of the black snake with hair on its body did send a shiver down my spine. But this was the deciding moment, I said to myself. If I falter, the discovery operation will be aborted. So I mustered courage, walked over to the window, unfastened the old wooden knobs and pushed the shutters open. Bright sunlight immediately lit the place and my staff finally entered the hall without much hesitation.

But the sight was quite disappointing. There were some old, medium-sized, black-coloured metal trunks, which we tried opening in vain. When we finally tried lifting them, its rusted bottom gave way, and gold ornaments started falling one after the other. There were gold necklaces, bangles, silver crowns and other jewellery in more than one trunk. We also discovered a collection of nearly 3000 antique coins in another trunk besides a few gold and silver coins. However, the black snake still remained elusive. By then, it was time for sun set and darkness started pervading the building, making us rely on the petromax lanterns.

While we were thus engrossed inside, the news that the Tahsildar had opened the bungalow spread like wild fire in Yelandur and the villagers flocked to the building. The crowd peered over our shoulders, pushing the staff so that they could get a glimpse of the treasure. Fearing the safety of the find, I had to call the Sub-Inspector of Police. We finally closed the bungalow, locked it and affixed the seal of the Tahsildar, and constables guarded the building throughout the night.
The next morning we continued exploring the bounty inside Purnaiah�s bungalow. In one of the rooms, we found plenty of black cloth manuscripts with neat white writing in Kannada. Each manuscript was about 15 feet in length but was repeatedly folded. These records are believed to contain information about the life and finances of the princely state of Mysore. So we delivered two jeep loads of these manuscripts to the State Arch-ives Department at Mysore, enriching them with enough research material to last for years. But there was not a word of gratitude from their end.

The All India Radio in its national news bulletin reported this event. The news also made it to the next day�s national and local newspapers also.

The news probably interested Dewan Purnaiah�s sixth grandson Raghavendra Rao Purnaiah and his wife Sukanya, who came down to Yelandur from Bangalore. Pleased with the latest developments, they handed over a rare photograph of Dewan Purnaiah’s grandson P N Krishna Murthy, who served as the Dewan of Mysore between 1901 and 1906. The Secretariat manual was prepared during his tenure, which is used even to this day as the bible for the Secretariat staff. I promptly handed over Dewan Krishnamurthy�s photograph to the Archives Department, which they utilised for a book published by them later, without even acknowledging the source of the photograph.

The gold and silver jewellery recovered from Dewan Purnaiah�s bungalow was weighed in the presence of the public and handed over to the State treasury of Yelandur, along with the other items. A few social workers wrote to the Chief Minister requesting that I be honoured with the Rajyothsava Award for the initiative.

Unfortunately, it was not an award that I received but a show-cause notice from the jurisdictional Assistant Commissioner asking me to issue an explanation as to why the bungalow was not opened for the last 15 years, while I had reported as the Tahsildar of Yelandur taluk just two months ago.



In Karnataka, Dasara is observed as State festival – Nadahabba, because of the celebration of the festival is steered by the Royal Family of Mysore. The royal family of Mysore performs special pooja on the occasion of Dasara. During Dasara, the entire City is gaily decorated and illuminated. The Palace and other important buildings are illuminated. Cultural programmes by famous artists are arranged in the Palace along with Sports, Wrestling, Poet’s meet, Food Festival, Film Festival witnessed by a large number of people.  Dasara Exhibition is arranged in the Doddakere Maidana, by the Karnataka Exhibition Authority, where the public and private sector industries, leading business establishments, State Government departments put up their stalls to promote industrial and corporate business for months.
Mysore is the former Capital of the erstwhile Wodeyars and the state of Mysore. Mysore is also known as the City of Palaces. Abode of untold grandeur and glory, where the rich heritage of the Wodeyars is carefully preserved to this day in its magnificent palaces, gardens, broad shady avenues and sacred temples. There is an old world charm about the city that reaches out and leaves no one untouched. Mysore, or Mahishur as it was called in the past, traces its history back to the mythical past, when Goddess Chamundeshwari of Chamundi Hills killed the wicked buffalo-headed demon, Mahishasura.
Tippu was a great scholar and lover of literature. His artistic pursuits were also many and he made rich gifts to the Hindu temples. Tippu Sultan “Tiger of Karnataka” was killed in 1799 A.D., and the Mysore throne was handed back to the Wodeyar’s. The whole of Karnataka came under the control of the British in the beginning of the 19th century. The new state was named as new Mysore and the Maharaja of Mysore was appointed Governor by Independent India. This unified state was renamed as Karnataka on November 1, 1973. Mysore – the former capital of the erstwhile Wodeyars and also of the State of Mysore lost its prominence to Bangalore.
The recorded history of Mysore City, which was a principal town of a district, goes back to 10th century AD. After witnessing many vicissitudes and remaining for centuries the headquarters of a small principality, Mysore, for well nigh two centuries lost out to Srirangapatna as a city of any consequence. It was Raja Wodeyar who, in 1610, set up headquarters at Srirangapatna after asserting his independence from the Vijayanagar viceroy. The centre of gravity shifted back to Mysore with the court starting to function once again and the population remigrating to it from Srirangapatna. It was administered under the British Commission from 1831 to 1881 after a spell of governance under the great Dewan Purnaiah, who survived the Hyder-Tippu era.
The city really started growing into its present form after the Rendition of 1881 when the throne was restored to Chamarajendra Wodeyar, the scion of the royal family, who ruled the State for 13 years till his death in 1894. Chamarajendra Wodeyar and later the Maharani Regent commissioned a number of important buildings, besides putting some order in the City’s by now visible growth. But the credit for its blossoming into the city that we are familiar with goes to the long spell of rule of Krishnaraja Wodeyar, the Saint King and prince among builders, the Silver Jubilee of whose reign was celebrated in 1927. The foundation of the City’s spacious and excellently planned layouts had already been laid during the administration of Dewans Seshadri Iyer and M. Visveswaraya.  With the Silver Jubilee Spirit of the celebrations of Krishnaraja Wodeyar’s rule, the city invested with much of its remarkable aesthetics – new parks and boulevards and some noteworthy additions to its architectural scene. Sir Mirza Ismail (Dewan from 1926 to 1941), a great aesthete himself, did much to enhance the City’s aesthetics.  Mysore inspite of being ruled by different Rulers and Kingdoms for ages, still retains its old charm and stately beauty. There are many ‘not-to-be-missed’ sights in Mysore like the magnificent Mysore Palace, Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery, St. Philomena’s Church, KRS Brindavan Gardens.



July 15, 2007 Posted by | Dewan Purnaiah, EKAVI BELGAUM | 47 Comments

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