(i). The particulars of its organization, functions and duties:

The Karnataka State Forest Industries Corporation Limited is a Government of Karnataka undertaking. It was established in March 1973 and was incorporated and registered under Companies Act 1956. It reports to the Ministry of Forest, Ecology and Environment at the State level. Its registered office is located at 3rd floor, “Vanavikas”, Malleshwaram, 18th Cross, Bangalore 560003. The authorized share capital of the Corporation is Rs.300 lakhs (30,000 equity shares of Rs.1000 each) and the present paid up capital is Rs.266.58 lakhs, wholly invested by the State Government. It has a Memorandum and Article of Association.

        OBJECTIVES OF THE CORPORATION:

 

1.   Undertaking of logging activities in scientific manner i.e., extraction of Timber, Poles, Firewood etc from the Forests/ Plantations allotted by the Forest Department and Transporting the same to the Timber Depots. 

2.   Extraction of Pulpwood from the Plantations allotted by the Forest Department on payment of Royalty and Selling to the Paper/Rayon Industries.                 

 

3.   Running of Firewood Depots at various places in the state for sale to the Public at reasonable rate. (At present 50 numbers)

 

4.   Extraction of Timber, Pulpwood, Firewood etc., allotted by the various Government Departments. 
 

5.   Manufacture of quality Flush Doors, Block Boards, Furniture, Fabrication of Doors, Windows etc., at the Timberyard Layout Factory, Bangalore and supply to Public and Government Departments.

 

6.   Saw milling, Wood preservation, Wood  treatment etc., 

KSFIC Limited
is headed by a Managing Director in the IFS cadre who is of the rank of Principal Chief Conservator of Forests. He is assisted by the Executive Director in the IFS cadre of the rank of Chief Conservator of Forests, a Company Secretary and a Finance Manager and Chief Accounts Officer, who deal in technical matters, company matters, finance and accounts respectively.

Board of Directors governs the activities of the Corporation. The Board of Directors includes official and non-official directors and a Chairperson nominated by the Government of Karnataka.

Seven Regional Managers in the cadre of Deputy Conservators of Forest, on deputation from the Karnataka Forest Department, head the following seven units of the Corporation:

a) Regional Manager, (RMP), KSFIC Limited, Vana Vikas,3rd floor, 18th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore – 560 003. Phone : 23445646.

b) Regional Manager, KSFIC Limited,Industrial Complex, No.45 A to 49, 1st ‘A’ Main Road, New TimberYard Layout, Mysore Road, Bangalore-560026, Phone:26748301, TeleFax No.26745072.

c) Regional Manager, KSFIC Ltd., WPP/Alape, Padil,Managalore-575007 (DK), Phone No:0824-2437771

d) Regional Manager, KSFIC Ltd., No.51, ‘N’ Block, 2nd Cross, Kuvempunagar, Mysore-570023, Phone No:0821-2460157


e) Regional Manager, KSFIC Ltd., Saw Mills/P W D, Honnali Road, Shimogga-577201, Phone No: 08182 270714

f) Regional Manager, KSFIC Ltd., Forest Compound, Near K C  Park, Dharwad-580008, Phone No:0836-2440526 & KSFIC, Saw Mills, Dandeli-581325 (NK) Phone No: 08284-231241.

g) Regional Manager, KSFIC Ltd., Adarsha Nagar, Near Hotel Panchavati, Sirsi-581402. Phone No:08384-234952.

The main objectives of the above units is to undertake economic and scientific harvest of the forest resources and to undertake the work of felling, conversion, hauling and transport of timber, Poles, Pulpwood, Firewood, Bamboo and all kinds of other materials from the forests in Karanataka State.

The KSFIC is currently engaged in the following activities: -

Undertaking the logging works of Forest Department, supplying the firewood to the weaker sections of people at reasonable rates, supply of pulpwood and bamboo to the industries through its units at Bangalore, Shimoga, Dharwar, Sirsi, Mysore and Mangalore, besides undertaking timber sawing work for public and industries at Sawmill,Dandeli.


KSFIC also has an industrial unit at Timber yard Layout, Mysore Road, Bangalore, which manufactures high quality of ISI specification flush doors, block boards, frames and shutters to meet the demands of public, Government Departments and private institutions, colleges/schools and hospitals, etc. Supply of all kinds of furniture is also undertaken by this unit. Preparation and supply of sandal wood white chips powder and Jiggat (gum) powder required for the manufacturer of perfumes and incense sticks is also being done. This unit has a chemical treatments plant and seasoning kilns required for the treatment and seasoning of wood which is utilized for manufacture of various items.

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ii). The powers and duties of its officers and employees:

The Managing Director is the Chief Executive of the Corporation and all the units come under his direct overall control and supervision. The Executive Director controls and supervises the units besides assisting the Managing Director in the Head Office. 

The powers and duties of the officers and various employees of the Corporation are exercised in accordance with the provisions contained in the Standing Orders and Cadre and Recruitment Rules of the Corporation. In case of officials on deputation, Karnataka Civil Service Rules are being followed.

The Corporation has at present, 71 employees and 9 forest officers on deputation. The organizational chart of the Corporation is given in
 

Annexure –“A”

Click here to view Organisation Chart

 

(iii). The procedure followed in the decision making process, including the channels of supervision and accountability:

All the major decisions concerning financial, administrative and other matters are taken by the Management after getting approval from the Board.
The annual plan of operations, estimates and letter of credit, submitted by the Unit Officers are approved by the Managing Director and the Units carry out the work as per the standard procedures laid down. The Managing Director and the Executive Directors supervise the works carried out by Regional Managers in their Units. Monthly accounts are submitted by the Units to the HO and these accounts are internally audited periodically and also by the Statutory Auditors. The Consolidated annual accounts of the Corporation, after approval of the Board, are got audited by the Statutory Auditors and Accountant General at the end of the year. These accounts are then approved by the Annual General Meeting and are sent to Government for placing before the Legislature.


(iv). The norms set by it for the discharge of its function:

The logging works are carried out as per the Working Plan prescription.  In a technical and scientific manner following the procedures existing in force in the Karnataka Forest Department and all specifications are adhered to. In the supply of pulpwood to industries, the emphasis is on maintaining the quality and to supply as per the requirements of the industries.

In the Timber Yard Unit, ISI standard Flush Doors and Block Boards are manufactured. This Unit has been conferred Udyog Rathan Award by Institute of Economic Studies, New Delhi, in recognition of productivity, quality innovation and management.

(v). The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its function:

The affairs of the KSFIC are governed by a Memorandum and Article of Association, Cadre and Recruitment Rules, Standing Orders, T.A and Medical Reimbursement Rules, Statutory Act and Rules, the Karnataka Forest Manual, Forest Act & Rules and KCSR .

(vi). A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control:

The sanctioned Annual Plan of Operation, the estimates of various works, standing order of KSFIC, Statutory Act & Rules, The Companies Act, cash books, accounts ledgers, vouchers pertaining to accounts and relative records are being held under the control of the KSFIC.

(vii). The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formation of its policy or administration thereof:

Company website and E-mail are structured to receive suggestions by Public apart from the conventional methods like taking cognizance of suggestions through representations, letters, Mail etc.

viii). A statement of the boards, councils, committees and other consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advise, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public:

KSFIC  has a Board of Directors, headed by a Chairman in official or non official capacity and up to a maximum of 12 Directors appointed by the State Government. The meetings of the Board take place at least once in 3 months. These meetings are not open to public. The Annual General Meeting is also convened once in a year before 30th of September in which all share holders take part. A list of present Directors of the Board is enclosed in Annexure – “B”.

                 Click here to view the List of Directors and List of Officers

             
Click here to view the telephone number of KSFIC Unit Officers

(ix) A directory of its officers and employees:

1)   Sri A K Garg, IFS,  Principal Chief Conservator of Forest & Managing Director KSFIC Ltd., Vanavikas, 3rd Floor, 18th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore - 560 003 Ph: 080-23360557 Fax: 080-23568645, Email:- ksficmd@gmail.com                                        

2)  Sri K B Markandaiah, IFS, Chief Conservator of Forest & Executive Director, KSFIC Limited, Vanavikas, 3rd Floor 18th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore – 560003 Phone : 23344581, Email:- ksficmd@gmail.com.  

3)   Sri. N L Raghava, DCF & Regional Manager, (RMP), KSFIC Limited, Vana Vikas,     3rd floor, 18th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore – 560 003. Phone : 23445646.                   

4)   Sri. Byrareddy ,DCF & Regional Manager, KSFIC Limited,Industrial Complex, No.45 A to 49, 1st ‘A’ Main Road , New TimberYard Layout, Mysore Road, Bangalore-560026, Phone:26748301, TeleFax No.26745072.                                          

5)  Sri. M G Alexander, DCF & Regional Manager, KSFIC Ltd., WPP/Alape, Padil,Managalore-575007 (DK), Phone No:0824-2437771                   

6)  Sri. T Nagaraj, DCF & Regional Manager, No.51, ‘N’ Block, 2nd Cross, Kuvempunagar, Mysore-570023, Phone No:0821-2460157               

7)  Sri. B G Naik, DCF & Regional Manager, KSFIC Ltd., Saw Mills/P W D, Honnali Road, Shimogga-577201, Phone No: 08182 270714  

8)  Sri. D R Naik, DCF & Regional Manager, KSFIC Ltd., Forest Compound, Near K C  Park, Dharwad-580008, Phone No:0836-2440526 & KSFIC, Saw Mills, Dandeli-581325 (NK) Phone No: 08284-231241.  

9)  Sri.  S G Hegde, DCF & Regional Manager, KSFIC Ltd., Adarsha Nagar, Near Hotel Panchavati, Sirsi-581402. Phone No:08384-234952 & Green Grass Dehydration Project, Siddapura Balekoppa (NK)

(x). The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations:

The details of monthly remuneration are attached herewith (Annexure–“C”.) Further there is no specific rule of paying compensation under Standing Order of the Corporation. However, Saw Mills and Timber Yard are registered under Industrial Act and the employees working there are covered under Employees State Insurance (ESI) scheme for which the Corporation contributes 4.75% of the gross salary of the employee towards the premium. 

Click here to view the Directory of its Officers and employees

View List of Employees

(xi). The budget allocated to each of its units, indicating the particulars of all plans proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made:

The performance of each unit as well as the budget allocated for 2016-17 according to the plan is given in Annexure – “D”

Click here to view the Segment Wise Budget Proposal for 2017-18
Click here to view the Abstract of Wise Budget Proposal for 2017-18

(xii).The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes:

KSFIC is supplying firewood to the weaker section of Society for bona-fide use at a subsidised rate through 50 firewood depots throughout the State. Details of firewood depots are given in  Annexure – E

Click here to View Firewood Deports of KSFIC as on 2016-17

xiii). Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it:

KSFIC has not undertaken any such programme.

(xiv). Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form:

The KSFIC Head Office at Bangalore and its unit are equipped with a network of computers. Quarterly and Annual returns, Annual reports, Progress reports and IT returns etc., are available in electronic form. The E-mail address of the Corporation is  md_ksfic@rediffmail.com ksficmd@gmail.com The web – site of the Corporation is www.ksfic.com.

(xv). The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use:

The public can gather any information from the Competent Authority and Appellate Authority at Head Office and Unit Offices as notified by the Corporation, (Annexure – F) or from the web site of the Corporation. The working hours of the Corporation and its units are from 10a.m. to 5.30p.m.

Click here to view the List of Competent Authority and Appellate Authority

(xvi). The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers:

The Karnataka State Forest Industries Corporation Limited, (KSFIC)  Bangalore shall be the Public Authority. The Executive Director is designated as the Public Information Officer for the KSFIC and the Regional Unit Officers as listed below are designated Assistant Public Information Officers for the KSFIC.

Public Authority: -

1.
Karnataka State Forest Industries Corporation Ltd.,
Address:- Office of the Managing Director, KSFIC Ltd, Vana Vikas, 3rd floor 18th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore – 560 003. (Phone No.23360557) Fax No.23568645.

Name and designation of Public Information Officers:-

1. Sri K B Markandaiah, IFS, Chief Conservator of Forests & Executive Director, KSFIC Ltd., “Vanavikas” 3rd Floor, 18th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bangalore-560003.

Name and designation of Assistant Public Information Officers:-

1. Sri. N L Raghava, Regional Manager, (RMP), KSFIC Limited, Vana Vikas,     3rd floor, 18th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore – 560 003. Phone : 23445646.

2. Sri. Byrareddy, DCF & Regional Manager, KSFIC Limited,Industrial Complex, No.45 A to 49, 1st ‘A’ Main Road , New TimberYard Layout, Mysore Road, Bangalore-560026, Phone:26748301, TeleFax No.26745072.

3. Sri. M G Alexander, DCF & Regional Manager, KSFIC Ltd., WPP/Alape, Padil,Managalore-575007 (DK), Phone No:0824-2437771

4. Sri.  T Nagaraj, DCF & Regional Manager, No.51, ‘N’ Block, 2nd Cross, Kuvempunagar, Mysore-570023, Phone No:0821-2460157

5. Sri. B G Naik, DCF & Regional Manager, KSFIC Ltd., Saw Mills/P W D, Honnali Road, Shimogga-577201, Phone No: 08182 270714

6. Sri. D R Naik, DCF & Regional Manager, KSFIC Ltd., Forest Compound, Near K C  Park, Dharwad-580008, Phone No:0836-2440526 & KSFIC, Saw Mills, Dandeli-581325 (NK) Phone No: 08284-231241.

7. Sri.  S G Hegde, DCF & Regional Manager, KSFIC Ltd., Adarsha Nagar, Near Hotel Panchavati, Sirsi-581402. Phone No:08384-234952 & Green Grass Dehydration Project, Siddapura Balekoppa (NK)

Name and designation of the Appellate Authority :-

Sri. A K Garg, IFS, Managing Director, KSFIC Ltd, Vanavikas, 3rd floor 18th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore – 560 003. Phone No.23360557, Fax No.23568645

 (xvii) Such other information as may be prescribed:


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