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Withdrawal of Legal Tender Character of the Old Bank Notes in the denominations of Rs 500/- and Rs 1,000 and replies there to.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on withdrawal of Legal Tender Character of the Old Bank Notes in the denominations of Rs 500/- and Rs 1,000 and replies there to.

Following are the Frequently Asked Questions (FQAs) related to the withdrawal of Legal Tender Character of the old Bank Notes in the denominations of Rs 500/- and Rs 1000/-  and replies there to:
(Updated as on December 27, 2016)

1. Why is this Scheme introduced?

 

The incidence of fake Indian currency notes in higher denomination has increased. For ordinary persons, the fake notes look similar to genuine notes, even though no security feature has been copied. The fake notes are used for antinational and illegal activities. High denomination notes have been misused by terrorists and for hoarding black money. India remains a cash based economy hence the circulation of Fake Indian Currency Notes continues to be a menace. In order to contain the rising incidence of fake notes and black money, the scheme to withdraw has been introduced.

 

2. What is this Scheme?

 

The legal tender character of the existing bank notes in denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 issued by the Reserve bank of India till November 8, 2016 (hereinafter referred to as Specified Bank Notes) stands withdrawn. In consequence thereof these Bank Notes cannot be used for transacting business and/or store of value for future usage. The Specified Bank Notes can be exchanged for value at any of the 19 offices of the Reserve Bank of India and deposited at any of the bank branches of commercial banks/ Regional Rural Banks/ Co-operative banks (only Urban Co-operative Banks and State Co-operative Banks) or at any Head Post Office or Sub-Post Office.

 

District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) can allow their existing customers to withdraw money from their accounts up to Rs 24,000 per week. No exchange facility against the specified bank notes (Rs 500 and Rs 1000) or deposit of such notes should be entertained by DCCB’s. The Reserve Bank has accordingly advised all banks to permit withdrawal of cash by DCCBs from their accounts based on need.

 

3. Does the Scheme apply to pre 2005 banknotes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000?

 

Yes, specified banknotes (SBN) include pre 2005 banknotes in the denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1000. Banks should accept deposits of pre-2005 bank notes in the denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 under the scheme. However, these notes can be exchanged at RBI Offices only.

 

4. How much value will I get?

 

You will get value for the entire volume of notes tendered at the bank branches / RBI offices.

 

5. Can I get all in cash?

 

The Scheme does not provide for it, given its objectives. You can use balances in bank accounts to pay for other requirements by cheque or through electronic means of payments such as Internet banking, mobile wallets, IMPS, credit/debit cards etc.

 

6. Can I get cash in exchange for specified banknotes over the bank counter?

 

No. Over the counter exchange (in cash) of SBNs is not permitted from November 25, 2016. Members of public who approach the banks for over the counter exchange of SBN are encouraged to deposit SBNs into their bank accounts. Banks have been advised to facilitate opening of new accounts for unbanked people.

 

7. What if I don’t have any Bank Account?

 

You can always open a bank account by approaching a bank branch with necessary documents required for fulfilling the KYC requirements.

 

8. What if, if I have only JDY account?

 

A JDY account holder can avail the deposit facility subject to the caps and other laid down limits in accord with norms and procedures.

 

With a view to protect the innocent farmers and rural account holders of PMJDY from activities of money launders and legal consequences under the Benami Property Transaction & Money Laundering laws, it has been decided to place certain limits, as a matter of precaution, on the operations in the PMJDY accounts funded through deposits of Specified Bank Notes (SBNs) after November 09, 2016. As a temporary measure, the banks have been advised that:

 

(1) Fully KYC complaint account holders may be allowed to withdraw Rs 10,000/- from their account, in a month. The branch managers may allow further withdrawals beyond Rs 10,000 within the current applicable limits only after ascertaining the genuineness of such withdrawals and duly documenting the same on bank’s record.

 

(2) Limited or Non KYC compliant account holders may be allowed to withdraw Rs 5,000 per month from the amount deposited through SBNs after November 09, 2016 within the overall ceiling of Rs 10,000.

 

9. Where can I go to exchange the notes?

 

The exchange facility has been stopped at bank branches with effect from November 25, 2016.

 

10. Should I go to bank personally for deposit or can I send the notes through my representative?

 

Personal visit to the branch is preferable. In case it is not possible for you to visit the branch you may send your representative with an express mandate i.e. a written authorisation. The representative should produce authority letter and his / her valid identity proof while tendering the notes.

 

In case you want to go to a branch of any other bank where you are not maintaining an account, you will have to furnish valid identity proof and bank account details required for electronic fund transfer to your account.

 

11. Can I withdraw from ATM?

 

The ATMs are progressively getting recalibrated. As and when they are recalibrated, the cash limit of such ATMs will stand enhanced to Rs 2500/- per day. This will enable dispensing of lower denomination currency notes for about Rs 500/- per withdrawal. Other ATMs which are yet to be recalibrated, will continue to dispense Rs 2000/- till they are recalibrated.

 

Banks have also been advised to increase the Business Correspondents’ limit of dispensing cash to Rs 2500/- for withdrawal from bank accounts.

 

12. What will be the levied ATM charges?

 

It has been decided that banks shall waive levy of ATM charges for all transactions (inclusive of both financial and non-financial transactions) by savings bank customers done at their own banks’ ATMs as well as at other banks’ ATMs, irrespective of the number of transactions during the month. This waiver is applicable on transactions done at ATMs from November 10, 2016 till December 30, 2016, subject to review.

 

13. Does the limit of Rs 24000 withdrawal apply to withdrawals from bank account of one bank from another bank?

 

These limits are not applicable to cash withdrawal from a bank account by one bank from another bank, Post Office, Money changers operating at International airports and operators of White Label ATMs. The branches maintaining Currency Chests have been advised to accommodate the requests from other branches in their vicinity – linked or otherwise – for supply of cash.

 

 

14. Can I withdraw cash against cheque?

 

Yes, you can withdraw cash against withdrawal slip or cheque subject to a weekly limit of Rs 24000/- (including withdrawals from ATMs and over the counter) from the bank accounts.

 

Business entities having Current Accounts which are operational for last three months or more will be allowed to draw Rs 50,000/-per week. This can be done in a single transaction or multiple transactions. This facility has been extended to Overdraft and Cash Credit accounts and traders registered with the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) markets or mandis. Accordingly, holders of current / overdraft / cash credit accounts, which are operational for the last three months or more, may withdraw up to Rs 50000 in cash, in a week. Such withdrawals may be disbursed predominantly in Rs 2000 denomination bank notes. This enhanced limit for weekly withdrawal is not applicable for personal overdraft accounts. Farmers are allowed to draw up to Rs 25000/- per week in cash from their loan (including Kisan Credit Card limit) or deposit accounts subject to their accounts being compliant with the extant KYC norms.

 

15. Can I withdraw a higher amount for the purpose of my ward’s wedding?

 

With a view to enable members of the public to perform and celebrate weddings of their wards it has been decided to allow a cash withdrawal of maximum Rs 250000/- from their bank deposit accounts till December 30, 2016 out of the balances at credit in the account as at close of business on November 08, 2016 to meet wedding related expenses. This is subject to the following conditions:

 

i. Withdrawals are permitted only from fully KYC compliant accounts.

ii. The amounts can be withdrawn only if the date of marriage is on or before December 30, 2016.

iii. Withdrawals can be made by either of the parents or the person getting married. (Only one of them will be permitted to withdraw).

iv. Since the amount proposed to be withdrawn is meant to be used for cash disbursements, it has to be established that the persons for whom the payment is proposed to be made do not have a bank account.

v. The application for withdrawal shall be accompanied by following documents:

 

  1. An application as per the format
  2. Evidence of the wedding, including the invitation card, copies of receipts for advance payments already made, such as Marriage hall booking, advance payments to caterers, etc.
  3. A detailed list of persons to whom the cash withdrawn is proposed to be paid, together with a declaration from such persons that they do not have a bank account, where the amount proposed to be paid is Rs 10,000/- or more. The list should indicate the purpose for which the proposed payments are being made.

 

Banks may keep a proper record of the evidence and produce them for verification by the authorities in case of need. The scheme will be reviewed based on authenticity/ bona fide use thereof. Yet, banks should encourage families to incur wedding expenses through non-cash means viz. cheques /drafts, credit/debit cards, prepaid cards, mobile transfers, internet banking channels, NEFT/RTGS, etc. Therefore, members of the public should be advised, while granting cash withdrawals, to use cash to meet expenses which have to be met only through cash mode.

 

16. What is being done for the farmers?

 

Farmers are allowed to draw up to Rs 25000/- per week in cash from their loan (including Kisan Credit Card limit) or deposit accounts subject to their accounts being compliant with the extant KYC norms. Specified banknotes in the denomination can be used for making payments towards purchase of seeds from the Centres, units or outlets belonging to the Central or State Governments, Public Sector Undertakings, National or State Seeds Corporations, Central or State Agricultural Universities and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, on production of proof of identity.

 

Towards ensuring unhindered farming operations during the Rabi crop season, NABARD would be utilizing its own cash credit limits up to about Rs 23,000 crore to enable the DCCBs to disburse the required crop loans to PACS and farmers. Banks with currency chests have been advised to ensure adequate cash supply to the DCCBs and RRBs. Adequate cash supply should also be ensured for rural branches of all commercial (including RRBs). Bank branches located in APMCs may also be given adequate cash to facilitate smooth procurement.

 

17. Can I deposit Specified Bank Notes through ATMs, Cash Deposit Machine, cash Recycler and bank branches multiple times?

 

Yes, Specified Bank Notes can be deposited in Cash Deposits machines / Cash Recyclers or at bank branches more than once till December 30, 2016. At bank branches, customers should use separate pay-in-slips for depositing specified bank notes and other legal tender bank notes.(If a depositor has a mixed bunch of SBN and legal tender notes, he has to segregate them and submit two separate Pay-in slips).

 

18. Can I make use of electronic (NEFT/RTGS /IMPS/ Internet Banking / Mobile banking etc.) mode?

 

You can use NEFT/RTGS/IMPS/Internet Banking/Mobile Banking or any other electronic/ non-cash mode of payment. In order to meet the transactional needs of the public through digital means, additional measures have been introduce by way of special dispensation for small merchants and enhancement in limits for semi-closed Prepaid Payment Instruments (PPIs).

 

PPIs issuers can issue PPIs to such merchants. While balance in such PPIs cannot exceed Rs 20,000/- at any point of time, the merchants can transfer funds from such PPIs to their own linked bank accounts up to Rs 50,000/- per month, without any limit per transaction. Merchants only need to provide a self-declaration in respect of their status and details of their bank account.

 

The limit of semi-closed PPIs issued with minimum details has been enhanced to Rs 20,000/- from the existing Rs 10,000/-. The total value of reloads during any given month has also been enhanced to Rs 20,000/-.

 

Extant instructions for other categories of PPIs remain unchanged. Full KYC PPIs with balance upto ₹1,00,000/- can continue to be made available by authorised PPI issuers. The above measures will be effective from November 21, 2016 till December 30, 2016, subject to review.

 

Relaxation in Additional Factor of Authentication (AFA) for payments upto Rs 2000/- for card network provided authentication solutions has been permitted for the Card Not Present (CNP) transactions. For details please refer RBI DPSS circular dated December 6, 2016.

 

19. I am right now not in India, what should I do?

 

If you have Specified banknotes in India, you may authorise in writing enabling another person in India to deposit the notes into your bank account. The person so authorised has to come to the bank branch with the Specified banknotes, the authority letter given by you and a valid identity proof (Valid Identity proof is any of the following: Aadhaar Card, Driving License, Voter ID Card, Pass Port, NREGA Card, PAN Card, Identity Card Issued by Government Department, Public Sector Unit to its Staff)

 

20. I am an NRI and hold NRO account, can the exchange value be deposited in my account?

 

Yes, you can deposit the Specified banknotes to your NRO account.

 

21. I am a foreign tourist, how much Indian currency can I get after the announcement of withdrawal of legal tender status for specified banknotes?

 

Foreign citizens will be permitted to exchange foreign currency up to Rs 5000 per week. Necessary entry to this effect will be made in their passports.

 

22. I have emergency needs of cash (hospitalisation, travel, life saving medicines) then what I should do?

 

Exemptions for the use of specified banknotes have been discontinued with effect from December 16, 2016

 

23. Can I deposit the Specified banknotes to my account?

 

Deposits of Specified bank Notes into all types of deposit/loan accounts of Public Sector Banks/ Private Sector Banks / Foreign Banks/Regional Rural Banks / Urban Cooperative Banks/ State Cooperative Banks is allowed subject to CTR/STR reporting. Certain restrictions have been imposed on deposits of SBNs into non KYC compliant bank accounts as indicated below:

 

Tenders of SBNs in excess of Rs 5000 into a non KYC compliant bank account will be received for credit only once during the remaining period till December 30, 2016. The credit in such cases shall be afforded only after questioning tenderer, on record, in the presence of at least two officials of the bank, as to why this could not be deposited earlier and receiving a satisfactory explanation. The explanation will be kept on record to facilitate an audit trail at a later stage.

 

Even when tenders smaller than Rs 5000 are made in a non KYC compliant bank account and such tenders taken together on cumulative basis exceed Rs 5000 they may be subject to the procedure to be followed in case of tenders above Rs 5000, with no more tenders being allowed thereafter until December 30, 2016.

 

The above restrictions shall not apply to tenders of SBNs for deposits in KYC compliant account and deposits under the Taxation and Investment Regime for the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016

 

The equivalent value of specified bank notes tendered will be credited to an account maintained by the tenderer at any bank in accordance with standard banking procedure and on production of valid proof of Identity.

 

The equivalent value of specified bank notes tendered may be credited to a third party account, provided specific authorisation therefor accorded by the third party is presented to the bank, following standard banking procedure and on production of valid proof of identity of the person actually tendering, as indicated in Annex-5 of our circular DCM (Plg) No.1226/10.27.00/2016-17 dated November 08, 2016

 

Anybody depositing more than Rs 50,000/- in cash in their bank account has to submit a copy of the PAN card in case the bank account is not seeded with PAN.

 

24. Can I deposit SBN to Small Savings Scheme?

 

Government of India has decided that subscribers of Small Savings Schemes may not be allowed to deposit SBNs in Small Savings Schemes. Banks have been advised not to accept SBNs for deposits in Small Saving Schemes with immediate effect. However deposits into Post Office Savings account are permitted

 

25. What is proof of identity?

 

Valid Identity proof is any of the following: Aadhaar Card, Driving License, Voter ID Card, Pass Port, NREGA Card, PAN Card, Identity Card Issued by Government Department, Public Sector Unit to its Staff.

 

26. Where can I get more information on this scheme?

 

Further information is available on our website (www.rbi.org.in) and the website of the Government of India (www.finmin.nic.in)

 

27. What steps have been taken for queue management?

 

Banks have been advised to make arrangements for separate queues for Senior citizens and Divyang (disabled) persons. Similarly, separate queues should also be arranged for those who come to exchange SBN for cash and those who come to deposit into bank accounts.

 

The last date for submission of the annual life certificate for the government pensioners which is to be submitted in November every year has been extended upto January 15, 2017 to facilitate.

 

The Reserve Bank assures members of the public that enough cash in small denominations is also available at the Reserve Bank and banks. The Reserve Bank urges that public need not be anxious; need not come over to banks repeatedly to draw and hoard; Cash is available when they need it.

 

Also see:

 

All You wanted to know from RBI about: Withdrawal of Legal Tender Status of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 Notes

 

28. If I have a problem, whom should I approach?

 

You may approach the control room of RBI by email or on Telephone Nos 022 22602201/022 22602944

 

29. Can payments towards tax, penalty, surcharge and deposit under PMGKY be made in SBNs?

 

The Central Government has decided that up to 30.12.2016, the payment towards tax, surcharge, penalty and deposit under the Pradhan Mantri Garib KalyanYojana (PMGKY), can be made in Old Bank Notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination issued by the RBI. The Taxation and Investment Regime for Pradhan Mantri Garib KalyanYojana (PMGKY), 2016 has commenced on 17th December, 2016 and is open for declarations upto 31st March, 2017. The payment of tax, surcharge and penalty under the Scheme is to be made through challan ITNS- 287 and the deposits are to be made in the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme, 2016. The notifications relating to PMGKY are available on the website www.incometaxindia.gov.in

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ANOTHER BUILDER BOGUS-FABRICATED NOC UNEARTHED BY THE RESIDENTS


A NEWSPAPER REPORT STATES THAT OZONE BUILDERS HAVE SUBMITTED FAKE/BOGUS/FABRICATED NOC FROM BWSSB AND COLLECTED RS1,00,000/- FROM THE RESIDENTS.

IT IS NOT SOMETHING NEW. ALL THESE BUILDERS HAVE BEEN COLLECTING HUGE MONIES IN THE NAME AND UNDER THE HEADING BESCOM DEPOSIT AND BWSSB DEPOSIT.  

THEY HAVE BECOME THICK SKINNED AND ARE NOT BOTHERED TO ANSWER THE QUERIES.  WHEN CLARIFICATION IS DEMANDED – THE STANDARD LIES ARE AS UNDER:

A). THERE ARE NUMBER OF EXPENSES WHICH CANNOT BE EXPLAINED.

B). WE SPEND LOTS OF MONEY FOR GREASING.

C). THIS MONEY INCLUDES THE DEPOSIT AND ALL THE OTHER PLUMBING AND OTHER EXPENSES.

NO CLARITY AND NO CLARIFICATION.  JUST LIES. 

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HIGHLIGHTS OF KARNATAKA BUDGET 2014-15


BUDGET 2014-2015

Agriculture. 

Production targeted at 135 lakhs MT food

grains.

Implementation of .Krishibhagya. scheme for

improving livelihood of rain dependent farmers

community thereby benefiting 53 lakh farmers.

Allocation of Rs. 500 crore for .Krishibhagya.

scheme in 2014-15.

Establishment of seed processing godowns and

threshing yards.

Implementation of special technology package

for improving productivity of Ragi and Jowar crops.

Formulation of programme through helpline

centre for imparting training, advising and

assisting the farmers to boost their selfconfidence.

Preference to women agriculturists in providing

seeds, fertilizers, loans and subsidies at

concessional rates.

 

Horticulture:

90% subsidy to SC/ST farmers to improve

technical knowledge and value addition

activities.

75% subsidy for using of solar power in

irrigation pumpsets and other power operated

machinery – Rs.2 crores provided on pilot basis.

Expansion of rejuvenation programmes to areca

and coconut crops.

Rs.2 crores provided for establishment of pest

and diseases advance warning units.

Rs.2 crores provided for dissemination of

information on weather, cultivation practices,

market price through SMS and information

kiosks.

Special marketing programmes for

strengthening of Karnataka State Horticulture

Produce Marketing Federation for enabling

HOPCOMS to handle higher quantities of

horticultural produce.

Rs.1 crore provided for implementation of

entrepreneurship development and skill

development programmes for areca and coconut

crop harvesting and value addition activities.

 

Animal Husbandry:

 

Allocation of Rs.2.50 crores for establishment

of 44 check-posts at State borders to control

livestock diseases.

Rs.2 crores for establishment of Regional

Disease Diagnostic Laboratories in Sira, Kolar,

Bagalkote and Sirsi.

Incentive of Rs.4 crores for implementation of

vaccination programme through voluntary

vaccinators.

Recruitment of 250 Veterinary Graduates and

appointment on contract basis of 250 retired

Veterinary Doctors.

Formulation of guidelines and rules for

maintenance and conservation of poultry farms.

Provision of Rs.10 crore to open 100 new

Veterinary Centres and upgradation.

E-Governance initiatives to link electronically

4112 Veterinary Institutions.

One-time assistance of Rs.15 crores to Sheep

and Wool Producer Co-operative Societies.

Increase in death compensation of sheep and

goat from Rs.3000 to Rs.5000.

Incentive of 20 paise per litre of milk collected

to Milk Producers Co-operative Societies to meet

administrative costs.

 

Sericulture:

 

Rs.5 crores for waiver off loans taken by

sericulturists and reelers under Indo-Dutch

Schemes.

Rs.1 crore to provide 90% subsidy for supply

of equipment to 100 customer service centres

for improving productivity of sericulture.

Establishment of transparent Tendering

System for marketing of cocoon and raw silk.

Increase in incentive from Rs.10 to Rs.30 per

kg for improved cross breed cocoon and from

Rs.40 to Rs.50 per kg for bivoltine variety.

 

Fisheries:

 

Rs.1 crore provided for call centre based

extension service to fishermen.

Steps to improve hygienic condition in 8 fishing

harbours and 20 fish landing centres as per

European Union Standards.

Provision of Rs.30 lakhs to distribute water and

soil quality testing kits to District Level Offices.

Establishment of supplementary feed

production unit at Bhadra Fish Seed Production

farm.

Computerisation of major activities of Fisheries

Department.

Continuing facility of Tax free diesel . 1.5 lakh

kilo litres.

Jetty expansion at fish landing centre in

Tengingundi of Bhatkal Taluk.

Construction of outer harbour near Madikala

of Uppunda Village in Kundapur Taluk.

Construction of Oceanarium at Pillikula Nisarga

Dhama on PPP model.

Construction of 3000 houses for houseless

fishermen.

 

Co-operation:

 

Enhancement of limit for interest-free shortterm

Agriculture loans from Rs.2 lakhs to Rs.3

lakhs.

Extension of .Yashaswini. health scheme to

urban area.

Implementation of .Priyadarshini. scheme to

enroll more women in co-operatives and Rs.1

crore share capital assistance provided to

Women Co-operative Association.

Provision of Rs.1 crore for launching

.Ashakiran. schemes to establish exclusive

Co-operative societies for physically challenged

persons.

Implementation of warehouse based sales and

access to electronic auctions.

Computerisation of activities of Karnataka State

Warehousing Corporation.

Establishment of .Grahaka Maarata Angala. in

APMCs.

.Kayaka Nidhi. of Rs.1 crore for welfare of

manual labourers .Hamalies. working in APMC.

 

 

Water Resources:

 

Major Irrigation:

 

Action will be taken to get States. due share of

water as per the final award of the Krishna

Tribunal.

Appropriate action on the report submitted by

Sri Paramashivaiah Committee for harnessing

water from Western Ghats.

Priority will be accorded to ensure progress of

Stage-3 works of Upper Krishna Project.

Appropriate action to obtain rightful share of

water in line with the all party decision of the

Mahadayi River Dispute Tribunal.

Creation of an irrigation potential of 1,20,000

hectares, construction of field irrigation

channels in 1,00,000 hectares, field drain

channels in 1,00,000 hectares and undertaking

land reclamation works in 30,000 hectares of

saline and alkaline lands.

Construction of Koodalasangama . Adavihala

Bridge-cum-Barrage.

Implementation of Drip Irrigation System in

Koppal Lift Irrigation project under UKP.

Undertaking Venkateshwara Lift Irrigation

Project in Jamakandi Taluk.

Undertaking Kempawada (Basaveshwara) Lift

Irrigation Project near Inapur.

Undertaking Veerabhadreshwara Lift Irrigation

Project in Belgaum District.

Construction of a bridge in the downstream of

Hipparagi Dam.

Undertaking of Lift Irrigation Project near

Sasvehalli.

Implementation of the Modern Telemetry

Technology in Gondhi, Bhadra, Upper Tunga

Project, Singatalur Project, Tungabhadra

Project & Vijayanagar Canals.

Modernisation of Canals in Dharma Project.

Improvement works in Santhemarahalli &

Honnur Canals of Kabini Right Bank Canal

Distributory No.42.

Modernisation of Canals of Kanva Reservoir,

Upper Canal of Nugu Project, Left & Right bank

canals of Suvarnavathi & Chikkahole reservoirs

& Hanagodu, Ramapura Dam Canals, HRBC/

HRHLC Canal Networks.

Lining works of Kabini Right Bank, Harangi

Right & Left Banks canals.

 

Minor Irrigation:

 

Implementation of .Suryajyothi Raithara-balina

Paranjyothi. programme to adopt Solar Energy

Pumpsets.

.Kere Abhivruddhi – Naadina Shreyobhivruddhi

. for improvement of old tanks.

Construction of Pick-ups across natural rivers

and streams in Gadag, Bijapur, Koppal, Kolar

& Chikkaballapur districts.

 

Forest, Environment and Ecology:

 

Development of Botanical Garden in Hennur

Tank area of Bangalore city to attract citizen

and tourists.

Rs.212 crores for construction of barricades to

prevent man-animal conflict.

 

Primary Education:

 

Programme for bringing out of school children

to the main stream.

Filling up of 9405 posts of Government Primary

School Teachers, 1137 Government High

School Teachers and 1130 Government

Pre-University Lecturers.

Vacant posts of Kannada Teachers in minority

language institutions to be filled up.

Imparting training in IT, Retail, Automotive,

Healthcare and wellness domains under NVEQF

to 10,000 students of 9th and 11th Standards.

Rs.2 crores for setting up of Education Quality

Monitoring Cell.

Reconstitution of Expert Committee to prepare

text books.

Providing .Akshara Ganitha. kits to students

of Government School in Hyderabad-Karnataka.

Rs.3.27 crore earmarked to provide basic

infrastructure to Government Pre-university

Colleges.

Setting up of Government High Schools in 178

places under Rashtriya Maadhyamika Shiksha

Abhiyaan.

Rs.1.27 crores for programmes of academic

counselling, career counselling and guidance

under Rashtriya Maadhyamika Shiksha

Abhiyaan.

Setting up of Gnana Kendras in 250 Grama

Panchayats in Hyderabad-Karnataka area.

100 Government Primary School in Hyderabad-

Karnataka area to be upgraded as Model

Primary Schools.

Introduction of online system from school to

office level to enhance the quality of computer

education.

 

Higher Education:

 

Establishment of Advanced Research Centres

at Bangalore and Udupi to promote

development of Science, Technology,

Engineering and Mathematics.

Recruitment of 50 Scientists and 50 teachers

under .Welcome to Home. scheme.

Institution of award of Rs.50,000 each for 30

Best Teachers and Rs.1,00,000 for 30 Best

Researchers.

Setting up of Karnataka Virtual University to

benefit formal and informal education system.

Construction of Maharani Commerce and MBA

College with hostel in Paduvarahalli, Mysore

and additional hostel in Nanjaraja Bahaddur

Choultry premises in Mysore.

Setting up of Centre of Excellence for Skill

Development in Dandeli.

Setting up of Central University at Karwar.

Rs.2 crores each for upgradation of 30 Science

Colleges as Model Science Colleges.

Implementation of new programme in higher

education for economically backward students

of Hyderabad Karnataka area.

Setting up of Science and Innovation

Foundation to encourage research in all the

Universities and colleges involved in teaching

Science and Technology.

Waiver off tuition fees and laboratory fees paid

by girl students in all the aided colleges, thereby

benefiting 1.15 lakh girl students.

Rs.1 crore for various activities of Vemana Chair

of Karnataka University.

Rs.1 crore for activities of Basaveshwara Chair

of Karnataka University.

 

Health and Family Welfare:

 

Steps to obtain accreditation for the Regional

Drug Testing Laboratories at Hubli and Bellary.

Rs.5 crores earmarked for effective

implementation of Food Security and Standards

Act 2006.

Rs.2 crores to provide free denture to senior

citizens above 60 years belonging to BPL

category.

Allocation of Rs.5 crores to launch

.Mukhyamanthrigala Santhwana Yojane..

Allocation of Rs.52 crores to extend Prasuti

Araike and Madilu Kit programmes to all the

beneficiary in 10 districts.

Launching of .Aspathre Nyrmalya. programme.

Providing energy biscuits to prevent

malnutrition in children in 4 Backward

Districts.

Setting up special unit in Indira Gandhi

Institute of Child Health, Bangalore, for patients

suffering from Haemophilia, Thalassaemia,

Sickle-cell Anaemia and Primary Immuno

Deficiency.

 

Medical Education:

 

Rs.6 crores per hospital for setting up of three

250 bed Super Speciality Hospitals in Mysore,

Belgaum and Gulbarga.

Setting up 6 new Medical Colleges in the

backward districts of Karnataka.

Upgradation of VIMS, Bellary and KIMS, Hubli

at a total capital cost of Rs.150 crores.

 

Women and Child Development:

 

Waiver off loans, principal and interest amount

due as on 31st March, 2013 given to women

and Self-Help Groups from the Women

Development Corporation.

Increase in honorarium of Anganawadi workers

and Assistants by Rs.500 and Rs.250

respectively.

Establishment of 35 Special Treatment Units

for Women to provide medical treatment, legal

and police assistance.

Holding of Special Grama Sabhas to select

women beneficiaries under various

development programmes.

Allocation of Rs.3 crores to establish Sanitary

Napkin Manufacturing Units in 50 Taluks.

Allocation of Rs.2.50 crores for orphan and

destitute children undergoing long term

rehabilitation to get insurance coverage for

livelihood security.

Rs.4.23 crores for implementation of .Sneha

Shivira. Scheme in Gulburga, Kolar, Bellary &

Bagalkote districts.

Rs.1.55 crores to address maternal and child

under nutrition in High Burden Districts of

Gulburga, Kolar, Bellary & Bagalkote.

Rs.1.12 crores earmarked to bring 45000

beneficiaries under .Niramaya Health

Insurance Scheme..

Rs 2.16 crores for monthly unemployment

allowance of Rs.1000 to disabled persons who

have studied beyond 10th standard.

.Talking laptops. will be provided for visually

challenged students – Rs.4 crores.

Rs.7 crores for motorized two wheelers to

persons in the age group 20-60 years, with

severe physical disabilities.

Enhancement of annual grant amount to Day

Care Centres for senior citizens from Rs.4.15

lakhs to Rs.11.20 lakhs and extension to

another 10 districts.

Increase in the monthly maintenance allowance

from Rs.2500 to Rs.10000 for taking care of

children above 3 years age suffering from

cerebral palsy & mental retardation.

Grants to the special schools under Disabled

Child Centric Education Programme will be

doubled with allocation of Rs.17.87 crores.

Enhancement of assistance from Rs.35000 to

Rs.1 lakh to cover hospitalisation and medical

costs to disabled persons.

Scholarship amount given to students with

disabilities will be doubled . Rs.2.60 crores

provided.

 

Social Welfare:

 

Formulation of Karnataka SCSP and STSP Plan

Financial Allotment & Utilization Act 2013 .

Rs 15834 crores provided.

100 new residential schools to be set up at hobli

level for SC/ST students.

100 new post-matric hostels including 10 in

the University campuses.

Boarding expenses increased from Rs.700 to

Rs.800 for students of Government Ashrama

Schools and Primary Residential Schools.

Boarding expenses increased from Rs.900 to

Rs.1000 for students residing in pre-matric

hostels.

Boarding expenses increased from Rs.1000 to

Rs.1100 for students residing in post-matric

hostels, Morarji Desai & Rani Chennamma

Residential Schools and P.U. College hostels.

Monthly food charges enhanced from Rs.500

to Rs.700 & Rs.600 to Rs.800 to grant-in-aid

pre-matric & post-matric hostels respectively.

Extension of .Vidyasiri Scheme. to SC/ST Postgraduates.

Supplying free laptops to students belonging

to SC/ST category and pursuing Engineering,

Medical Journalism & Doctoral Studies.

Enhancement of incentive for inter-caste

marriage of SC girls from Rs.50000 to Rs.1 lakh.

Limit on subsidy amount increased from Rs.1

lakh to Rs.2 lakhs towards loans advanced by

SC/ST Development Corporations.

Unit cost under .Land Ownership. Scheme

increased from Rs.7.5 lakhs to Rs.10 lakhs.

Providing financial assistance for rehabilitation

of Manual Scavengers.

Rs.75 crores provided for comprehensive

development of Banjara community including

Bahaddur Bandi Kshetra belonging in Koppal

district.

Construction of late B Kraishnappa memorial

at Harihar at a cost of Rs.1 crore.

Development of Sri Kudhumal Rangarao

Memorial at Mangalore at a cost of Rs. 1 crore.

Rs.30 crores for formulation of schemes for

development of SC/ST Nomadic & Seminomadic

people.

Formulation of guidelines for giving specified

preference to SC/ST in procurement of services

and works up to Rs.5 lakhs and Rs.50 lakhs

respectively.

Construction of Regional Office and

Community Bhavan Complex of Tanda

Development Nigam in Mysore, Tumkur,

Koppal, Dharwad & Raichur.

Financial assistance to educational institutions

run by SC/ST Organisations and religious

institutions.

Development of Park at available land in

Beggars. Relief Centre in Magadi Road,

Bangalore.

Rs.10 crores for comprehensive development of

14 Beggars. Relief Centres set up under Beggars.

Rehabilitation Scheme.

Setting up of office of ST Welfare Department

in 37 taluks.

Rs.1 crore grant for setting up of Research

Centres for downtrodden at National Law School

University.

 

Backward Classes Department:

 

Construction of Devaraj Urs Bhavans at

7 District Head Quarters & 50 Taluk Head

Quarters.

Construction of Devaraj Urs Bhavan at Hunsur

at a cost of Rs.5 crore.

Establishment of Post Graduate Hostels in

University Campus, 4 each for Boys and Girls.

Rs.35 crores will be provided for basic facilities

in post-matric hostels once in 3 years.

Coaching assistance to 2000 candidates to take

up Civil Services Competitive Examinations.

Rs.50 crores for overall development of Golla

community and other nomadic tribes.

Rs.75 crores for .Vidyasiri. scheme to be

extended to 50 thousand students.

Reimbursement of fees of post-matric students

securing marks above the prescribed level.

State pre-matric scholarship rates to be

enhanced on par with Government of India

rates.

Amendment of Co-operation Act to provide

reservation to backward classes.

Enhancement of amount from Rs.75 crores to

Rs.100 crores for religious associations and

institutions of backward classes for

construction of community halls and hostel

buildings.

Under Devaraj Urs Backward Classes

Corporation, following programmes will be

undertaken:

Loan assistance up to Rs.2 lakhs at 2%

interest to upgrade skills of Dhobi, Savitha

Samaja & Thigalas.

Development of Dhobhi Ghats.

Rs.1 lakh subsidy and loan assistance for

sheep and goat rearing.

Improving the skills of the pottery

community.

Subsidy assistance of Rs.10000 and loan

assistance of Rs.1.1 lakhs for dairy activity

for backward classes.

Sanction of loans at 2% interest with

expenditure of Rs.1.5 lakhs for construction

of shops and providing marketing network

in Gram Panchayats and Town Panchayats

areas.

Financial assistance for rehabilitation of

arrack vendors.

Financial assistance to Vishwakarma

Community to improve skills in Blacksmithy,

Carpentry, Goldsmithy and Stone carving.

Financial assistance to Upppara community

for development of traditional skills.

Financial assistance for development as

tourist place where Kranthiveera Sangoli

Rayanna attained immortality.

 

Minorities Welfare, Haj and Wakf:

 

Rs.110 crores for overall development of

Minorities.

Establishment of District Minority Welfare

offices in 7 districts.

Boarding expenses increased from Rs.1000 to

Rs.1100 for students of Morarji Residential

Schools and Minority hostels.

Boarding expenses increased from Rs.900 to

Rs.1000 for students of Pre-matric hostels.

Food expenses increased from Rs.600 to Rs.750

per month for Minority hostels.

Annual family income limit enhanced to Rs.1

lakh from Rs.15,000 for seeking admission in

the hostel.

Financial assistance increased from Rs.350 to

Rs.500 per month for children in the

orphanages and destitute homes.

Rs.1.5 crores provided for e-learning teaching

aids to 100 minority schools.

Coaching to minority students taking Civil

Services Competitive exams and entrance tests.

Opening of 70 new post-matric hostels under

SDP scheme.

Rs.24.65 crores provided for construction,

repair to 30 hostels run in rented buildings.

Rs.6.2 crores to create basic infrastructure

facilities and modernise 124 minorities hostels.

Starting 3 new Morarji Desai Residential

Schools and 2 P.U Colleges.

Rs.36.82 crores provided for construction,

modernisation of Moraji Desai Residential

Schools running in rented buildings.

Rs.75 crores for implementation of various

development schemes of Minorities.

Rs.10 crores provided for construction of

compound walls and fences to protect illegal

encroachment of wakf properties.

Rs.125 crores provided for overall development

of Christians.

Rs.5 crores for establishing 2 Model Residential

Schools in 2 districts.

Rs.2 crores for skill development of women

belonging to Minority community.

Sir Sayyed Ahmed Khan Study and Research

Centre will be established.

Rs.17 crore additional grant for Haj Bhavan in

Bangalore.

Haj Bhavans will be constructed at Gulburga

and Mangalore.

 

Housing:

 

Implementation of new policy to purchase land

for residential sites in rural and urban area.

Construction of 10,000 houses for special

category persons.

Waiver off loans and interest under .Ashraya

Scheme. . Rs 2488 crores waiver.

Provide 3 lakhs new houses with revised

subsidy and distribute 20,000 sites to siteless

people in rural and urban area.

Waiver off loan amount of Rs.230 crores under

HUDCO and VAMBAY housing schemes

benefitting 57000 families living in slums.

Development of 1.7 lakhs properties in land

acquired by Karnataka Housing Board.

Labour, Employment & Training:

Starting .Satellite and Advanced Media

Education (SAME). Programme in 60 ITIs.

Opening of 4 new ESI hospitals.

Providing Vocational Training in new trades.

Opening of Karnataka German Multi Skill

Development Centres at Mangalore, Hubli and

Belgaum.

Opening of wind and Solar Energy Vocational/

Units in Gadag, Chitradurga and Belgaum.

Rs.28 crores for construction of own buildings

for 55 Government ITIs.

Establishment of 1 digital library in 158

Government ITIs at a cost of Rs.14.65 crores.

Introduction of .Chief Minister.s Shram Shakti

Award. to encourage workers and industries.

Rs.7 crore for extension social securities scheme

in all 30 districts.

 

Kannada and Culture:

 

Establishment of Banavasi Development

Authority

Rs.1 crore for development of Science Park in

Dr. H.Narasimhaiah High School in Hosur,

Gowribidanur Taluk and memorial in his name

Rs.1 crore for development of freedom fighters

martyr memorial building in Vidhurashwatha.

Rs.1.5 crores for organisation of cultural

programmes in old age homes.

Rs.5 crores for construction of building and

organising cultural activities on the occasion

of centenary of Kannada Sahitya Parishath.

Rs.2 crores to Women.s Associations and Self

Help Groups for organising cultural activities.

Rs.1 crore to open book stalls at district

Rangamandira/Cultural Complexes.

Rs.3 crore for organising drama competitions

at inter college level.

Rs.1 crore for making documentaries on culture

and heritage

13th Finance Commission grant of Rs. 50 crores

for

Modern technology like GIS mapping,

documentation to preserve monuments and

heritage buildings.

Documentation and evaluation work of 14

cities.

Preparation of inventory of undeclared and

unprotected monuments.

Rs 50 lakhs for organising .Prachya Prajne.

Programme

Construction of Kala Bhavan in Arkavathy

layout, Bangalore

Rs 1 crore towards Research & bringing out

works in different languages of Saint Poet

Kanakadasa

Rs 1 crore to Mahabodhi Society for Kannada

Tripitica Programme

Rs.2 crores for organising Platinum Jubilee

celebration of Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar on

the occasion of 75 years of formation of Mandya

district.

Rs.1 crore for development of Mylar Mallannna

Kshetra.

 

Sports and Youth Services:

 

Rs.8.26 crores for implementation of Youth

Empowering Programmes.

Yuva Shakthi Kendras to be established in each

district.

Karnataka States Sports Policy will be

formulated.

To encourage sports achievers at International

and National events the award amounts have

been increased.

.Grameena Kreedotsava. will be organised to

encourage indigenous rural sports.

Enhancement of monthly remuneration from

Rs.1500 to Rs.3000 to former wrestlers.

Enhancing monthly honorarium of

International, National and State level former

sports persons.

Restoration of 25 old garadi-mane.

Grant of Rs.5 lakh each for construction of new

garadi-mane.

Enhancement of diet allowance of sportspersons

Up gradation of Sri Kanteerava Stadium,

Bangalore

Rs 2 crore for development of basic

infrastructure in Jakkur Flying School & for

purchase of new aircraft.

 

Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs.

 

Setting up of NCDEX cell for dissemination of

information about price trend and take action

against black marketers.

Introduction of smart ration card instead of

paper ration card.

Construction of Aahaara Bhavan with an initial

amount of Rs.2 crores.

 

Rural Development and Panchayat Raj:

 

Rs.85 crores allotted for statutory additional

grant in accordance with population of Zilla

Panchayats.

Release of Rs.135 crores for maintenance of rural

roads.

Development of roads of 20 km in each rural

assembly constituency and providing

connectivity to predominantly SC/ST villages.

Implementation of 3 year programme under

.Grama Vikasa Yojane..

Under NREGA & NBA schemes, introduction of

.Gourava Yojane., bathroom cum toilets for 1.50

lakhs rural families.

Rs.6 crores grant for development of Abdul Nasir

Sab Rural Training Institute.

Rs.2 crores to Mahatma Gandhi Institute of

Rural Energy Development.

Establishment of purified drinking water units

in 1000 villages.

Implementation of 77 multi village drinking

water schemes by providing safe drinking water

to 24 lakhs rural people.

.Jaladhara. drinking water scheme for providing

individual household connection to 5 lakh SC/

ST colonies.

Under .Salu Marada Thimmakkana Neralu.

scheme under NREGA, roadside plantation on

3000 km rural roads will be under taken.

6000 Mukthidhamas at the rate of one for each

gram panchayath will be developed.

Rural Godowns will be constructed for storage

of foodgrains.

Integration of different watershed schemes using

Ridge to Valley Concept.

Construction of Rajiv Gandhi Seva Kendra

buildings under MGNREGA scheme will be

taken up in 300 Grama Panchayat.

Land development, Horticulture, Fisheries

related 2 lakh individual works in eligible cases

will be under taken MGNREGA scheme.

Establishment of Ombudsman and social

auditing system.

Computer centres at rural colonies.

Doubling of honorarium to elected

representatives.

Training to elected representatives through

Kannada University, Hampi.

Upgradation of 10,000 rural roads- Rs.5688

crore scheme- submission of proposal to

Government of India.

 

Planning & Area Development:

 

Rs.38 crores to Malanad Area Development

Board.

Rs.20 crores to Dry Area Development Board.

Rs.1 crore to Coastal Area Development

Authority for development of coastal region.

Rs.601 crores provided under Legislatures.

Local Area Development Scheme.

Bringing out Human Development Report by

December 2014.

Rs.2259 crores provided for addressing regional

imbalance in 114 backward taluks.

Computerisation of birth and death registration

in Anekal taluk on a pilot project basis.

 

Urban Development:

 

Municipal Administration:

 

Implementation 14 drinking water supply

schemes and 10 drainage schemes with the

estimated cost of Rs.697 crores.

6 water supply schemes and 7 UGD schemes

with an estimated cost of Rs.247.20 crores will

be taken up UIDSSMT.

Under UIDSSMT scheme drinking water

supply scheme in 10 towns and 2 UGD

schemes at an estimated cost Rs.400 crores

will be taken up.

Rs.5 crore for providing water supply and

sanitation facilities to Anganawadis in urban

areas.

Construction of 26323 houses at an estimated

cost of Rs.1335 crores in 124 slum areas in

State under Rajiv Awaas Yojane.

.Chief Minister.s Urban Alleviation

Programme. at an estimated cost of Rs.25 crore

will be launched in 181 cities.

Rs.75 crores earmarked for Scientific

Management of Solid Waste.

Establishment of Modern Abattoirs in three

cities with GOI assistance.

Creation of open spaces like parks, lakes &

stadiums in 10 City Corporation Limits

Projects.

Rs.25 crores grant earmarked for construction

of Modern Electric Crematorium in 10 cities.

Rs.62.51 crores for Capacity Building of Urban

Local Bodies staff.

Rs.25 crores earmarked for implementing of

Gruha Bhagya Scheme for 1000 Poura

Karmikas.

Rs.10 crores earmarked for Energy Saving

measures.

Rs.100 crores special grant earmarked for

Infrastructure Development in Mysore City.

 

Bruhat Bengaluru Maha Nagara Palike (BBMP)

 

Rs.1527 crores for various developmental

activities under different schemes.

Comprehensive development of selected Arterial

and Sub Arterial Roads for smooth flow of traffic

at estimated cost of Rs.500 crores.

Widening of some of the important roads at

estimated cost of Rs.300 crores.

Construction of Railway under bridges and over

bridges at an estimated cost of Rs.200 crores

in collaboration with Railway Authorities at

important Railway Crossings in the city.

Comprehensive development of Pedestrian

Footpaths at estimated cost of Rs.100 crores.

Development of important junctions at

estimated cost of Rs.100 crores.

Development of 12 main roads under TENDER

SURE model and other selected main roads at

estimated cost of Rs.300 crores.

Earmarking of Rs.250 crores for development

of backward areas of earlier CMC and TMCs

within BBMP jurisdiction.

Earmarking of Rs.100 crores for development

and protection of 31 lakes.

Implementation of new parking policy at

estimated cost of Rs.10 crores.

Allocation of Rs.100 crores for disposal and

processing of solid waste.

Allocation of Rs.200 crores for construction of

Grade Separators at important Junctions with

heavy traffic density.

 

Bangalore Development Authority (BDA)

 

Construction and allocation of 8000 flats to the

publics.

Formation and allocation of 5000 sites.

Rs.100 crores for the implementation of

Aranyikarana Hasiru Maale programme and

development of 39 lakes.

Construction of Peripheral Ring Road at the

cost of Rs.5800 crores with assistance from JICA.

Construction of Goraguntepalya of Tumkur

Road Junction (NH-4) at a cost of Rs.125 crores.

Construction of overbridge from ALISDA to BEL

Circle at a cost of Rs.191.86 crores under JNNURM.

Construction of Elevated Corridor from

Basaveshwara Circle (Chalukya Circle) to

Hebbal Junction at a cost of Rs.1100 crores

will be taken up.

 

Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board

(BWSSB)

 

Detailed project report will be prepared for

providing water supply to 110 villages in BBMP

Area.

Improvement and renovation of 74 km Sewer

lines with 50:50 sharing between BWSSB and

KUIDFC.

Construction of 300 MLD Capacity Waste Water

Treatment Plant.

Construction of 108 small Capacity Waste Water

Treatment Plant in Bangalore city.

 

Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development

Finance Corporation (KUIDFC)

 

Providing adequate water supply and UGD in

16 Urban Local Bodies at an estimated cost of

Rs.205 crores.

24×7 water supply schemes to Belgaum,

Gulburga, Hubli-Dharwad Municipal

Corporations and 22 other cities under other

schemes of KUIDFC.

An estimated cost of Rs.450 crores for Heritage

based Urban Development Project will be taken

with assistance of World Bank.

.City Cluster Development Programme. with

assistance from Asian Development Bank (ADB)

will be prepared and implemented.

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited

(BMRCL)

Target for completion of entire network of

1st Phase by the end of March 2015.

2nd Phase of Metro comprising of 61 Stations

covering 72.10 kms is planned to be completed

at the cost of Rs.26405 crores and approval of

Government of India obtained.

Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT):

Preparation of Comprehensive Mobility Plan to

improve 52 towns.

 

Revenue:

 

Organizing Pension Adalats at hobli levels to

cover all eligible beneficiaries.

Integration of Janashree Bima Yojane with Aam

Admi Bima Yojane, Rs.20 crores earmarked.

Rs.10 crores for the purchase of land for burial

ground not exceeding 2 acres, priority to

SC/ST.

Enhancement of pension to Ex-Patels to

Rs.2000.

Development of New Software called .Namma

Bhoomi. for making administration farmer

friendly.

Implementation of .Padasale Scheme. in all 176

taluks.

Revenue Adalats will be held at Hobli and

village levels for distribution of updated and

corrected Pahanis on the spot.

Commencement of re-survey scheme – 2

Issue of caste and income certificates in schools

by utilizing data available at Nada Kacheris.

Construction of district office complex buildings

in 6 districts including Mysore at a cost of

Rs.135 crores, construction work of 12 Mini

Vidhana Soudha buildings and ongoing

constructions of 24 Mini Vidhana Soudha

buildings will be taken up at a cost Rs.101

crores.

Cauvery Scheme integration with Bhoomi for

speedy issue of Khata.

Rs.81.2 crores has been provided to develop

infrastructural facilities at temples, charitable

and religious institutions.

Providing subsidy to tourists from Karnataka

for Charudhama pilgrimage.

Providing special grants of Rs.6 crores to protect

land belonging to Muzarai Department.

 

Energy:

 

Rs.20 crores provided for solar energy schemes.

Subsidy of Rs.6200 crores for providing free

electricity supply for irrigation pump sets of

farmers and Bhagyajyothi/Kuteerajyothi

schemes.

Electricity connections will be provided for

remaining irrigation pump sets under taken

under Ganga Kalyana Scheme by SC/ST,

Backward Classes and Minorities Development

Corporations.

Rs.750 crores will be provided for Electricity

Supplying Companies to implement the

following schemes.

LED Solar street lights will be distributed

for 50 villages.

Up gradation of .Distribution Automation

System. in 10 Municipal Corporation

Areas.

Additional inclusion of two sub-divisions

in every ESCOM.

Implementation of Smart Grid and Smart

Meters scheme in 98 cities.

Implementation of Green Energy Corridor

Scheme with the assistance of KPTCL and

KFW.

 

Public Works:

 

Improvement of 544 kms of under-developed

roads under Special Development Programme.

Special package of Rs.50 crores towards repairs

of roads, bridges in rain-affected Kodagu

District.

Plan to undertake permanent repair work of

Shiradi Ghat Road under NH-48 at a cost of

Rs.95 crores.

Plan to develop 18.5 kms length of NH-48 of

Shiradi Ghat Section at a cost of Rs.2200 crores

with assistance JICA.

Plan to develop 1200 km long road under PPP

with financial assistance provided by ADB to

KSHIP.

Improvement 8 States Highway of 452.70 km

length at an estimated amount of Rs.1203

crores under the joint assistance of World Bank

and Financial Institutions.

Implementation of .Karnataka Minor Ports

Policy.

 

Infrastructure Development Department:

 

Bangalore International Airport has been

renamed as Kempegowda International Airport

Bengaluru.

Steps for increasing terminal capacity from 12

to 20 million passengers.

Facilities will be provided for setting-up of

Railway Bogi manufacturing Units at Kolar and

Yadgiri.

Rs.540 crores for railway projects.

Distribution work of natural gas is in the final

stage with the joint venture of KSIIDC and GAIL

India Limited.

Measures will be taken for adopting eco-friendly

CNG in City Transport Vehicles.

 

Commerce & Industries:

 

Rs.10 crore for up gradation of Convention

Center at KTPO, White Field.

Implementation of Karnataka Investment

Promotion Programme.

One Time Settlement Scheme (OTS) for waiver

of interest payable on loans under PBS scheme

by KVIC through KVIB will be introduced-

Rs.26.15 crore earmarked.

Rs.2 crore earmarked to provide marketing

subsidy under .Karnataka Khadi Branding.

scheme, with the assistance of National Institute

of Fashion Technology/Design.

Rs.1 crore grant provided for Karnataka Khadi

Gramodyoga Sangha, Hubli.

Setting up of training and manufacturing

centers in naxal affected areas of Karkala Taluk,

Udupi District through Karnataka State Coir

Development Corporation.

Interest subsidy of 9% to village industries and

khadhi institutions will be extended to all 176

taluks in the State.

Rs.10 crore Venture Capital Support will be

provided to potential entrepreneurs to set-up

new industries through .Fund of Fund.

Scheme.

1000 Residential work sheds will be provided

to skilled workers under new Special House

Building Scheme at the cost of Rs.10 crores.

Setting up of Coir Technology Park at the cost

of Rs.2 crores at Vijnana Gudda, Tumkur

District.

Establishment of 1000 micro enterprises in

rural area.

Rs.4.50 crores grant provided towards interest

subsidy of 6% to new generation entrepreneurs.

Financial support of 50% in Aerospace Sector.

Notifying the two industrial townships with the

co-operation of Urban Development

Department.

Establishment of 10 modern check posts.

Mapping of mineral wealth through modern

technology.

Establishment of Gems and Jewellery SEZ in

Devanahalli of Bangalore Rural District.

Rule amended to provide reservation to SC &

ST persons in sand extraction, transportation

and grant of Minor Minerals quarry leases/

licenses.

Rs. 120 crores under Weavers Special Package

scheme.

Rs. 75 crores provided for implementing New

Readymade Garments Policy.

Rs. 75 crores needed for the reconstruction of

Mysore Sugar Company by developing its

property located in J.C. Road, Bangalore.

 

Information Technology, Bio Technology and

Science and Technology:

 

Constitution of Skill Development Societies

with an initial corpus of Rs.10 crores to meet

the skill requirements of IT and Electronic

Companies.

Setting up of Greenfield ESDM Clusters for

Electronic Hardware Sector.

Revision of Animation, Visual effects, Gaming

and Comics (AVGC) Policy and setting up of

Digital Media City and AVGC Labs.

Setting up of 2 Sub Regional Science Centres

in Chamarajanagar District and Gowribidanur

Taluk of Chickballapur District – Rs. 3 crore

per centre.

Providing Science education to school students

using Robotics Technology.

 

e-Governance:

 

Providing 150 additional services through

mobile in different departments.

Formulation of New e-Governance policy.

Establishment of State Data Centre at Suvarna

Soudha, Belgaum, for disaster recovery and

business continuity.

Opening of 50 new Citizen Service Centres

under Karnataka One Scheme.

Providing 50 additional services of various

government departments through Citizen

Service Centers.

Extension of KSWAN 2.0 to Gram Panchayat.

Implementation of Human Resources

Management Scheme (HRMS). Linkage to

Khajane-II.

 

Tourism:

 

Rs.50 crores provided to implement the

recommendations made by the Karnataka

Tourism Vision Group.

Establishment of Kaveri Tourism Authority.

Establishment of Cubbon Park Management

Authority.

Organisation of activities like Karnataka Travel

Mart, Pravasi Karnataka Divasa, Nethrani

Beach festival, Talakadu Kaver Festival,

Nrityotsava at Nandi and Pattadakallu, Bidar

Fort Festival through private participation.

Setting up Toursim Interpretation Centers and

Plazas.

Adoption of Tourism Centres under CSR.

Publication of .Investment-friendly Tourism

Policy..

New Tourism Human Resource Development

Policy will be brought-out.

 

General Administration:

 

Hyderabad-Karnataka Area Development Board

constituted . Rs.600 crores grant.

Provision of Rs.1637 crores for special

development programme in Hyderabad-

Karnataka Area.

Implementation of recommendation

Sri. P.C. Hota Committee for bringing more

transparency and prevention of corruption in

the recruitment process undertaken by

Karnataka Public Service Commission.

Introduction of .Jyothi Sanjeevini. scheme to

Government servants and their dependants.

Enhancement of Freedom Fighters pension from

Rs.6,000 to Rs.8,000 and enhancement of

Honorarium from Rs.2,000 per month to

Rs.3,000 for participants from the State in Goa

Liberation Movement.

 

Information Department:

 

Establishment of High-Tech State Media Centre

at Vartha Soudha in Bangalore at a cost of

Rs.5 crores.

Development of Multiplex theatres with four

screen facilities.

Construction of International standard film city

in Hesaraghatta, Bangalore.

An annual award instituted to promote short

films.

Launching of a separate health insurance

scheme for accredited journalists and their

family.

Enhancement of pension given to retired

journalists from Rs.3000 to Rs.6000.

 

Home:

 

Implementation of Ambulance-Signal Lights

Synchronisation Scheme under B-Trac Scheme

. Rs.72 crores.

Implementation of M-Trac-1 and M-Trac-2

Schemes in Mysore and Mangalore cities at a

cost of Rs.40 crores and Rs.25 crores

respectively.

Installation of Mobile jammers, barbed wire

fencing and CCTV cameras for providing safety

and security in different Central Jails of the

State.

Establishment of Water Processing Units in 7

Central Jails.

Enhancement of daily food expenses of Rs.48

per head to Rs.75 for enhancing nutritional

value of the food for convicts.

Construction of Residential and

Non-Residential buildings for Indian Reserve

Batallion.

Construction of Office Building for SP, Yadgiri

District, at an estimated cost of Rs.7.73 crores.

Implementation of Student-Police Cadet

Scheme.

Enhancement of Group Insurance amount for

all the ranks in the Police Department up to

Inspector level.

Enhancement of ex-gratia amount of Rs.5 lakhs

to Rs.30 lakhs in case of death of police

personnel while on duty.

Enhancement of ex-gratia amount for

permanent disability will be increased to Rs.10

lakhs and for serious injuries it will be

increased to Rs.2 lakhs.

Providing Rs.15 crores for construction of Fire

Station buildings and residential quarters.

Providing Rs.10 crores for construction of hostel

building under K-SAFE scheme to

R.A. Mundkur Fire Force Academy, Bangalore.

Purchase of modern Aerial Ladder Platform to

attend fire accidents in high rise buildings.

Providing Rs.1.80 crores for construction of

Regional Training Centre for Home Guards and

Civil Defence personnel at Davanagere District

Centre.

Establishment of 20 new Police Stations

including 10 Women Police Stations and 10 new

Out-Posts.

 

Transport:

Establishment of Vehicle Inspection and

Certification Centres at Shimoga, Gulbarga and

Mangalore.

Establishment of Automated Driving Test Track

at Bellary, Gadag and Madikeri.

Adding 3982 new vehicles, 28 new bus depots

and 37 new bus stations by Transport

Corporations out of their own resources.

Construction of Truck Terminal taken up in

Dasanpura.

 

Law and Courts:

 

Rs. 10 crores for construction of Administration

Building and other works of Karnataka State

Law University.

Rs.458 crores will be given for providing

necessary infrastructural facilities to

subordinate Courts.

Construction of Advocates Bhavan in City Civil

Court Complex, Bangalore, at Rs.2 crores.

 

TAX PROPOSALS

 

Goods and Services Tax

 

Necessary steps to prepare trade and industry

as also the department for its introduction of

Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Commercial Taxes:

 

Revenue collection target fixed at Rs.42000

crores for 2014-15.

Value Added Tax:

 

Reliefs:

 

Tax exemption on paddy, rice, wheat, pulses and

products of rice and wheat continued for one

more year.

Reduction in tax on scented arecanut powder

excluding mixture from 14.5% to 5.5%

Increase in registration limit from Rs.5 lakhs of

annual turnover to Rs.7.5 lakhs.

Waiver of penalty payable for default in filing of

returns by small dealers who have no tax liability

and opt for cancellation of their registration.

Increase in minimum sale value fixed for

obtaining electronic delivery note (e-SUGAM)

from Rs.20000 to Rs.25000.

Exemption to works contractors from compulsory

registration provision.

Suitable administrative measures to enable

dealers to rectify mistakes in the returns which

have no tax implication.

Provision for single second appeal against

reassessment for several tax periods of one

financial year.

 

Additional Resource Mobilization Measure

Levy 5.5% VAT on liquor sold by bar and

restaurants operating in urban areas and by

clubs, lodging houses and star hotels.

Rationalisation measure

Provision for filing of annual statements by

dealers.

Luxury Tax:

Relief:

Increase in minimum daily rent for taxation

from Rs.500 to Rs.750.

Entry Tax:

Relief:

Tax exemption on ethanol brought for mixing

with petrol.

Rationalisation Measure

Provision for filing of monthly returns by

dealers and deemed acceptance of such returns

as under VAT.

Excise

Revenue collection target of Rs.14,400 crores

fixed for the year 2014-15.

Additional Resources Mobilization Measures

Increase in Additional Excise Duty on Beer from

122% to 135 %

Increase in Licence fee of Primary Distillery,

Indian Liquor Manufacturing Distillery and

Brewery by 50%.

Increase in Licence fee of MSIL retail liquor

shops (CL-11C) from Rs.1 lakh to Rs.3 lakhs.

Increase in fee for shifting of shops from one

place to another, from existing 25% to 50% of

the Licence fee charged on the Licence in respect

of such shops.

 

Stamps and Registration

 

Revenue collection target is fixed at Rs.7450

crores for 2014-15

Stamp Duty exemption on subsequent sale deed

relating to alternate site allotted by the

Bangalore Development Authority, consequent

to the denotification of the land.

Stamp Duty exemption on instruments

executed between concerned persons under the

Aerospace Policy 2013-23.

Provision for remission and reduction of Stamp

Duty on instruments specified in the

Government notification dated: 23-04-2003,

with retrospective effect.

Reduction in Stamp Duty on Award relating

to movable properties from the current 5% to

rates ranging from 0.25% to 0.75%, on slab

basis.

Stamp Duty at uniform reduced rate of 2% on

all Joint development agreements and their

consequent Powers of Attorney.

Reduction in Stamp Duty on instrument

relating to Delivery Order from 0.5% to 0.1%

on the value of goods imported into the State,

and also Stamp Duty exemption on goods

imported into the State that are exempted from

Customs Duty.

 

Transport

 

Revenue collection target is fixed at Rs. 4350

crores for 2014-15

Levy of Rs. 500 per seat per quarter instead of

life time tax for the Motor Cabs costing more

than Rs.15 lakhs and registered in other states

and entering Karnataka on tourist vehicle

permit.

Suitable amendment to the Motor Vehicle

Taxation Act to prevent vehicles registered in

other States from plying in the State without

payment of life time tax.

 

OVERVIEW OF BUDGET 2014-15

 

Budget size (Consolidated fund) – Rs. 1,38,008

Crores. It is 34.8% more than the Budget

Estimate of Rs. 1,21,611 crore estimated for

B.E. 2013-14.

 

State Plan size – Rs. 65,600 crore. It is 34.7%

more than the Budget Estimate of Rs. 48,685

crore estimate for B.E. 2013-14.

 

Total receipts – Rs. 1,36,249 crore of which

Rs. 1,11,039 is Revenue Receipts while

Rs. 25,210 crore is Capital Receipts.

 

Total Expenditure – Rs. 1,38,008 crore of which

Revenue Expenditure is Rs. 1,10,757 crore and

Capital Expenditure Rs. 20,491 crore.