1. Name and address : Dr. B.S. KRISHNA PRASAD
2. Date of birth : 25.10.1953
3. Educational Qualification :
Ø M.Sc. in Botany :: University of Mysore - 1976
Ø M.Sc. in Development Studies :: University of Bath, UK - 1994
Ø Sr.Diploma in Russian :: University of Mysore - 1974
Ø G-I Examination in German Language :: Accorded by Goethe
Institute), Munich - 1972
Ø Ph D awarded in Development Studies :: University of Mysore - 2011
4. Additional Qualification & Training:
1. Interpreter for Russian Cultural Troupe during USSR festival in India – 1987
2. Leader of Indian delegation International children Assembly in Sofia, Bulgaria – 1988
3. National Workshop on performing Arts, 1988, New Delhi
4. National Workshop on Creative Arts – 1988, New Delhi
5. Convener of Reception Committee, Dussera festivities, Mysore – 1979-80
6. Distance Learning – Athabasca University, Canada, 1990
7. British Council Scholarship for MSc in development
studies in Both University, UK
8. Women and Literacy in the Development Process – University, Nottingham – 1994
9. Effective use of Computer in Administration – IIPA -1992, New Delhi
10.Workshop for Commissioners & Chief Officers – S I U D, Mysore – 2004
11.Higher Grade Drawing Examination – Karnataka – 1969-70
12. All India Nature & Wild Life Photography Workshop – Bandipur, Karnataka – 1992
13. National Workshop on Distance Education – Thiruvananthapuram, 1991
14. International workshop onUrban Development and infrastructure in Singapore,
Malaysia and China - 2004
15. Doctoral Degree awarded for the thesis: "Social Security Programmes - A Study of Chamarajanagar District."
16. Participated in the Conference of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological
Sciences held in University
of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.
from 5 to 8 July 2011 and presented a research paper " The Globalisation Process among the
Hill Tribes of Chamarajanagar District."
5. Languages Known:
* Read & Write : Kannada, Sanskrit, Hindi, English, Russian & German
* Speak : Kannada, English &
6. Achievements and Innovations
Ø Government of
Karnataka declared a new Social Security Scheme: Sumangala Samajika Bhadratha
Yojane on March 8th 2011 based on the research
and recommendation made by me. The programe is first of its kind in India to provide social protection to unmarried poor women who are over
45years age will receive financial assistance of `1000 per month.
Ø First Recipient of Outstand Civil Servants ‘ State Award-2004 by government of Karnataka in 2005.
Ø Adoption of religious custom and culture in Public Administration. Offering “thamubula” as a technique to motivate people. This “Gandhian approach“ hit the all the National and Local newspapers of that time inEnglish, Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam, in 1984. A unique technique employed to instill trust among people with Government and realized record revenue dues-1979 & 1984-87.
Ø First time in Karnataka started of Gramaseva Kacheri in every hobli of Maddur Taluk to redress the grievances of farmers at their doorstep-1984. A step in decentralization in Taluka Administration 1984-87.
Ø Innovated a novel programme “Gunduthopu Rejuvenation Programme” (Development of village Forest Reserve) in Mysore & Maddur Taluk -1980& 1986.
Ø The most backward village Gollara Doddi in Maddur Taluk was initiated for main stream development 1984-87.
Ø Popularisation of creative activities among children in Mysore city during summer Holidays 1987-89.
Ø Initiated and completed renovation of Raja Gopuram of “Sree Narasimhaswamy Temple” of architectural importance in Maddur Town. (This was a long pending task in the taluk.) It was achieved through public participatory method -1984-87.
Ø State Award for Highest realization of Small Savings in Mandya District from 1984 to 1987.
Ø The First Red Cross Society Maddur to be established in Mandya District, given assistance to the affected by natural calamity and regular Health camps,
Ø Organised 3 day Akhila Karnataka Janapada Kala Mela 1986 in Maddur Taluk, attended by 1100 folk artists.
First time in the history the Soliga tribal dance “Goru
Goru Kana” was learnt and brought out of Biligirirangana Betta and performed
first ever in Delhi 1987 and Bulgaria-1988,as Secretary of the District Jawahar
Ø Leader of India Delegation of Banner of peace to attend international Children’s Assembly in Sofia, Bulgaria 1988.
One of the first nine Indian trainers to visit Distance Learning
centers in Canada sponsored by the Canadian International Development
Ø Sarvodaya Sangha complemented for proactively implementing Gohatya Nishedha Act in T. Narasipur (1978) and Maddur (1984-87).
7 Posts Held Previously
Ø belonged to Karnataka Administrative Service till 17-02-2008
and held various post viz.,
Ø Resident Director, Karnataka Udyog Mitra New Delhi Govt of Karnataka
Ø Dy. Resident Commissioner (PR), Karnataka Bhavan, New Delhi
Ø Officer on Special Duty to Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Youth
Affairs, Sports, Culture, Tourism – 1998-2001
Ø Assistant Resident Commissioner, Karnataka Bhavan, New Delhi,1995-
Ø Assistant Commissioner, Mysore City Corporation, Mysore,1994-95
Ø Spl. Land Acquisition Officer (Rehabilitation), Irrigation Project, Hassan,
Ø Dy. Director (Public Admn), Administrative Training Institute, Mysore,
Ø Secretary, District Jawahar Bal Bhavan, Mysore, 1987-89
Ø Asst. Manager, Karnataka Food and Civil Supplies Corpn., Bangalore.1997
Ø Tehsildar & Taluka Magistrate, Mysore, Yelandur and Maddur taluk,
Ø Gazetted Manager, Administrative Training Institute, Mysore 1980-84
Ø Joined Karnataka Administrative Service as Tehsildar in 1977.
8 Awards & Commendations:
Ø Outstanding Civil Servant – 2004 First State Award
Ø Award for Public Administration in 21st National Kannada Sammelan –
2001, New Delhi
Ø Special Award for Exceptional performance in Small Savings Scheme –
9. Membership & Affiliation Various with Service Institutions:
Ø Redcross Society, Maddur, Mandya District, Karnataka
Ø Member of Sri Jayachamarajendra Wadeyar Gold Club, Mysore
10. Books & Articles Published:
Ø Co-editor for a book called "Baduku" (Life) a compendium of fold artists –
Ø Scientific articles in (a) Kasturi, (b) Prajamatha, (c) Sudha magazines
Ø Organising & Attending Cultural Programmes.
Ø Practicing Yoga
12. Sports & Adventure activities:
Ø Led the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2006 as Liaison Officer for 26 days
(trekking) to perform Kailash and Manasoraver Parikrama with 43 yatris organized by Ministry of External Affairs and Kumao Mandal Vikas Nigam, Uttarkhand.
Ø Basket Ball player in Yuvaraja College, Mysore – 1970-71
13. Foreign Travel exposure:
Ø Visited Sofia, Bulgaria to attend International Children Assembly – 1998.
Ø Attended International Programme on Distance Learning in Athabasca University,
Ø During 1993-94, visited England and Dublin Paris(France) Nuschatal & Leucern
Ø (Switzerland) and Rome(Italy) – 1994.
Ø Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the inaugural flight of Air India along with the Union Ministers and Members of Parliament-1999.
Ø Visited Singapore.Malaysia and China-2004
Ø Kailash Parikrama and Mansarovar Parikrama in China-2006
Ø Visited Perth, Australia in 2011 to participate in conference organised by International University of Anthropological and Ethnological sciences.