Bengaluru: More than a year after assuming power, Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah has finally ended the uncertainty over appointments of chairpersons to State-owned Boards and Corporations in the State and the State Government has issued orders for appointments through the respective departments.
Chairpersons to 90 State-owned Boards and Corporations coming under different departments were appointed through appointment orders issued on Monday.
The appointments were cleared by the Congress party high command with the rider that sitting MLAs and those who were defeated in the assembly elections would not be considered and only party workers would be given preference.
As many as 20 women Congress workers have been appointed heads to various government entities.
A good number of office-bearers of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee have been awarded for their hard work.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and KPCC President Dr G Parameshwara, who held several rounds of consultations to prepare a list of candidates, had even consulted the AICC in charge for Karnataka Digvijaya Singh before finalising the names.
The Chief Minister and KPCC Chief had obtained approval for the final list from the party high command last week.
The newly appointed chiefs and deputy chiefs will have a tenure of only 18 months. Noted film director S V Rajendra Singh Babu has been appointed as chairman of Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy, while Congress member Vijayalakshmi Urs will head Kanteerava Studios Corporation Limited.
The other appointees
M Ramachandrappa (D Devaraj Urs Backward Classes Development Corporation); Nanjayyanamath (chief, KHB); Gaddadevaramath (Warehousing Corporation Limited); Syed Ahmed Hussain ( State Tourism Development Corporation); Subhash Chayagol (Border Area Development Authority); L Haumanthaiah (Kannada Development Authority); Rangaswamaiah (Karnataka State Temperance Board); Lohith D Naikar (vice-chairman, KSRTC); Nabiraju (chairman, BMTC); Shivakumar Gowda Shetty (vice-chairman, BMTC); MD Saudagar (chairman, NWRTC) Anand Kumar (Compost Development Corporation) and Bheemanna Saali (chairman, NERTC), Rani Satish (chief, Hutti gold Mines), LN Murthy (chief, Marketing Consultancy and Agency); Veronica Karneel (chief, Soaps and Detergents Limited); Jayaram (chairman, State Textile Infrastructure Development Corporation); B Gurappa Naidu (chairman, State Small Industries Development Corporation); AM Pathan (vice-chairman, State Small Industries Development Corporation); Kadur Nanjappa (chief, State Coir Board); Veena Achhaiah (chief, Handicrafts Development Corporation); CB Rajappa (chief, State Industrial Investment and Development Corporation); Lakshman Rao Chingale (chief, State Khadi and Village Industries); Mallikarjuna Nagappa (chief, Handloom Development Corporation); Ananth (chief, Mysore Paints and Varnishing Ltd); Gurucharan (chief, Mysore Electrical Industries Limited); and ML Anil Kumar (chairman, MSIL).