Administration in Shimoga

The entire district of Shimoga is found to have been divided into seven taluks and two sub-divisions. The two sub-divisions of Shimoga district are Shimoga and Sagar. Thirthahalli, Bhadravathi and Shimoga are comprised in the Shimoga sub-division while the taluks of Shikaripura, Sorab, Sagar and Hosanagara are comprised in the Sagar sub-division. The Deputy Commissioner who also plays the role of District Magistrate heads the administration of Shimoga district. Assistant commissioners, shirastedars, tehsildars, village accountants and revenue inspectors help the Deputy Commissioner in executing his duties. There are different officials both at the district and taluk level to assist the DC in various formalities. The office of the Deputy commissioner is located at the heart of the city of Shimoga and hence it can be approached easily even by the person who visits this tourist city for the first time.

Office of the Deputy commissioner in Shimoga
The office of the Deputy commissioner in Shimoga has various offices housed within the three storey building

The city of Shimoga serves as the administrative headquarters of the district of Shimoga. The entire district of Shimoga along with parts of Ubrani Hoblis of the Channagiri taluk of the district of Davangere comprises the Lok Sabha Constituency of Shimoga. A total of seven members from Shimoga are elected to Legislative Assembly of the Karnataka state. Shimoga district assembly constituencies are the following:
  • Bhadravathi
  • Sagar
  • Shikaripura
  • Shimoga
  • Shimoga Rural
  • Sorab
  • Thirthahalli

MLAs and MPs in Shimoga

There are various important government officials in Shimoga that consists of the MP, MLA and different other government officials of Shimoga that have an important role to play in the administration and the development of Shimoga. The names of some of the important MLAs and MPs are given below:

MLA Shimoga
K. B. Prasannakumar

Primary Party: INC
Address: Santrupti Ashoka Nagara, Shimoga, Karnataka, India    
Phone: 9448125897
Email: kbprasanna1968@gmail.com

M.L.A Shimoga Rural
Sharada Pooryanaik

Primary Party: JD(S)
Address: Aashirwad 2nd Cross, Near Water Tank, Savallanga Road, Basaveshwara Nagar, Shimoga
Phone: 9448171941
Email: sharadapuryanaik@gmail.com

MP Shimoga
B.Y. Raghavendra

Primary Party: BJP
Address: 207, Karnataka Bhawan, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi
Phone No. 9013180239, 9449827633 

Important Government Officials of Shimoga

  • Deputy Commissioner: Shri. Vipul Bansal, IAS
  • Additional Deputy Commissioner: Shri. M.K. Srirangaiah, KAS
  • Assistant Commissioner Shimoga Sub-Division: Shri. Shridhar, KAS (Addl.Charge)
  • Assistant Commissioner Sagar Sub-Division: Shri. Uday Kumar Shetty, KAS


Taluka Office – Tahsildars
  • Shimoga: Shri. Kotresh H, KAS
  • Sagar: Shri. Sajid Ahmed Mulla, KAS
  • Bhadravathi: Shri. Sidda Mallappa, KAS
  • Sorab: Shri. Nataraj, KAS
  • Thirthahalli: Shri. Ganesh Murthy, KAS
  • Shikaripura: Shri. Dharmoji Rao T, KAS
  • Hosanagar: Shri. C.M.Kulkarni, KAS


Courts in Shimoga

Most of the important courts like the high court is not located in Shimoga but Shimoga consists of local courts, district court, deputy commissioner court and family court that help the people of Shimoga in carrying out all legal activities. The family court in Shimoga helps people in their family related legal affairs and citizens can always approach this court for important matters. The court of deputy commissioner generally deals with certain cases that are related to revenue appeals and land cases. The Shimoga district consumer court is located at D.C Office Premises, D.C. Quarters, Near Pld Bank, Shimoga, Karnataka.

Prisons (Jails) in Shimoga

There are not many prisons located in Shimoga but there are jails that are found to be located in most of the police stations in Shimoga. The jails in Shimoga have good facilities for prisoners and are also found doing a good job in providing the basic living facilities to the people inside the jails. Jails in Shimoga are always at their very best in providing the prisoners with good living conditions so that they do not get sick and also provide them with some kind of earning that would keep them engaged.

Important government Links

Some of the important government links that are available for the information of several government offices in Shimoga have been given below:
  1. http://india.gov.in/official-website-shimoga-district-karnataka-0?page=7
  2. http://www.shimoga.nic.in/
  3. http://www.shimoga.nic.in/zpshimoga/
  4. http://www.shimogacity.gov.in/

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