Dr. Malati Das

Former IAS Officer & Chief Secretary
Planning & Statistics

Dr Malati Das has worked as an IAS officer in the state of Karnataka. She retired as Chief Secretary. As Additional Chief Secretary, Planning and Statistics, she developed the conceptual framework, and managed the preparation of the Karnataka Human Development Report 2005. As Secretary, Women and Child Development, she developed a gender action plan for the state known as the Karnataka Women's Development Plan. Dr. Das has worked with the World Bank as a consultant in Ethiopia, Visiting Professor at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) Bangalore, and currently she is an advisor with Janaagraha

Dr. S.T. Ramesh

Former DG & IG, Karnataka

Dr S.T. Ramesh worked as an IPS officer in the state of Karnataka. He retired as the DGP of Karnataka in 2011. He was the Central Intelligence Office, Intelligence Bureau, Bangalore, Deputy IG CID, & IG Police Computer Wing & State Crime Record Bureau, where he digitized the crime record of Karnataka. He represented India for various overseas programs related to police & security, including the Atlanta Olympics, 1996. He has also received various accolades viz. the President's Police Medal for Meritorious Service – Independence Day 1995, President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service – Independence Day 2007
  • 6 days ago

What is the difference between a cognizable crime and a non cognizable crime?

Posted on April 21, 2017 by Kamlesh PR

One of the uniqueness of criminal law in India is the concept of Cognizable and non cognizable crime. Cognizable crimes are those where a police officer shall register a criminal case when a complaint is preferred to him. If the complaint discloses a non cognizable crime , a police officer has no power to register a case unless he takes the permission of the court to register and investigate the same.What are cog and non-cog crimes are listed in the schedule to the code of criminal procedure . 

  • 7 days ago

I am a 75 year old senior citizen. I recently purchased a small piece of agricultural land. I belong to the agriculturist family. I have fulfilled the conditions of Sec 79a/b and a legitimate owner of the land. However when I went to get my khatha/pahani transferred, I have been asked a whopping bribe of Rs. 50000 by the RI/VA at the taluk office. How can I get this done without paying any bribe?

Posted on April 20, 2017 by Sudha BK

You do not mention the name of the village, taluk or district where the transaction took place. If you are in Karnataka, you apply online and the process of khatha transfer also takes place online  and there is no question of meeting officials to get your work done. You can complain to the Deputy Commissioner of the district regarding delay and harassment for a bribe. You can also make a written complaint to the Lok Ayukta and the Anti Corruption Bureau

  • 1 month ago

HI ,I passed my driving license test on 15/03 and got my license on 17/03(it took two days as its a smart card),My date of birth has been wrongly printed in the DL.Kindly let me know the procedure to change it

Posted on March 20, 2017 by Kethrapal

Please refer to our "How-to's" section

  • 1 month ago

I have to go for property Registration on tomorrow at sub registrar- banaswadi, Builder is asking to keep 15000 in cash, to get the is from SBI and all property papers are correct.why I should pay 15k without receipt?Why the citizen charter pdf is not there at DD;s are on the name of shivaji nagar subregistrar , then why registeration process is happening at banaswadi sub registrar office?Please help.

Posted on March 17, 2017 by Shyam Kishore Kushwaha

First, on no account should you pay the builder more than the actual cost of registration. You will find the Citizen’s Charter at:

You can access information about fees at

Banaswadi comes under the jurisdiction of the Shivajinagar registration district  :

  • 1 month ago

Whats the process of khata transfer, our owner didn't do that. whom can we approach for same, what would be the charges and how long would it take. Is there any office near by Kundalahalli gate. Also owner didn't share the EC/OC certificate to us, in that case can khata transfer be done?

Posted on March 16, 2017 by Lata

Process of khata transfer: No clearly the EC is required for Khata transfer.

Kundanahalli Gate region is under ward no. 85 - Doddanekkundi for which jurisdictional BBMP office is BBMP Mahadevpura- Joint Commissioner, BBMP Mahadevpura Zone, White field main road, Bangalore – 560 048, Ph No : 080 28512301, which you can approach regarding your grievance.

Alternatively, you can visit the  BBMP Grievance page: , where you can file a complaint

  • 1 month ago

Is there any facility to file notice of intimation after 30 days, with some penalty?

Posted on March 15, 2017 by George K S

Please send your query to

  • 2 months ago

I made an application online for an Encumbrance Certificate on 11th fFeb with Department of Registration in Tamil Nadu . Having seen no progress to he pending status I made a complaint a few days ago but no response till date. Will it be right on my part to seek the information through an RTI ? If not when should do it (timewise)

Posted on March 11, 2017 by Dwarak Ethiraj

 Assuming you applied at the Sub Registrar’s office, you can complain to the District Registrar or file a complaint with  The Inspector General of Registration, No.100, Santhome High Road, Chennai 600 028.
Telephone: +91-44-24640160
FAX: +91-44-24642774 
E-mail :

  • 2 months ago

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Posted on March 10, 2017 by Miguel angel maldonado

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  • 3 months ago

Hello Sir/Madam, Aadhar is being advertised as a magic wand to clean the loopholes in the current social schemes. However, the process of getting Aadhar itself is corrupt. From my personal experience I had to bribe Rs.100 to have details added to national database. Aadhar was advertised as a 'free' social identity card. What is the actual fee for getting Aadhar and why are people being misled.

Posted on February 02, 2017 by Balaji Pasupathy

According to present UIDAI declaration, link- clearly mentions that there is no fee associated with any stage of the Aadhar Registration process . Recently the UIDAI has started taking action against Aadhar centres that ask for money. In case of encountering such an event, one cna report to us, and we can submit the Grievance to the the UIDAI, for further action.

Recent success story of a techie who put in a complaint on our site:-

  • 3 months ago

Hi, I would like to take activities to my country- Ukraine. Could you please tell me who to speak with about this?

Posted on January 27, 2017 by Dmytro Ogorodniychuk

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