Rajashekhar Patil appointed HKRDB chairman

The State government on Thursday appointed Mines and Geology Minister Rajashekhar B Patil as chairperson of the Hyderabad-Karnataka Region Development Board (HKRDB).

Patil, the district incharge minister for Yadgir, will replace former minister Basavaraj Rayareddi, who was appointed in March 2018 and lost on May 12, Assembly election. Patil has been appointed for a period of two years, according to a notification issued by the Planning, Programme Monitoring and Statistics department.

The Hyderabad-Karnataka region enjoys special status under the Constitution (Article 371J) and the development works are undertaken through the HKRDB. The chairman of HKRDB is appointed on a rotation basis, and the post has to be occupied by a minister incharge of any of the six districts in the region.

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