Thursday, May 29, 2008

Know Dr V S Acharya (bio data)

email id:

Dr V S Acharya
Dr Vedavyas Srinivas Acharya

1939: Born in Udupi
Parents: Vidwan Vedantha Shiromani Katte Srinivasa Acharya & Smt Krishnaveni Amma
1959: medical education at KMC Manipal: Best alumnus award (twice)
1968: Youngest Municipal President of Udupi (28 years)Swarna Water Supply System
Municipality got a administrative building.
Roads were widened and edge to edge tarmac was laid.
Town Planning Authority for planned development.
Underground drainage system was sanctioned and started
First in the country to abolish manual carrying of night soil.
elected twice for the local body,Municipal President for 8 years.
1974 -1977: district president of Bharathiya Jana Sangh
1977-1980: district president Janatha Party in for a period of ten years
1980 –1983: district president BJP
1984: State vice president, BJPMember of the National Executive Committee of the Party (a supreme policy making body of the party) for about twenty years.
1975 – 1977: During the emergency period he was imprisoned under ‘MISA’ for 19 months, for fighting for social justice (for the benefit of younger generation:What is emergency period?
1983: elected to Karnataka Legislative Assembly from Udupi Constituency.
leader of the BJP Legislature Party in KarnatakaDistrict Reorganisation Committee
Swarna II stage project
Creation of Directorate for Municipal AdministrationAppellate Authority for land reforms judgements by tribunals
Abolition of land fragmentation act
Tax concession for diesel used by fishermen
Simplification of taxes and land conversion.
Special grant of Rs 10 Lakhs towards Paryayam, Udupi
commencement of 5 high schools and 3 primary schools,
construction of 4 major bridges were due to his efforts.
1996: elected to the legislative council of Karnataka
2002: Re elected to the legislative council of Karnataka
Formation of Udupi District
He is the spokesperson for the party onbudgetary finance and planning,Electricity and Municipal Administration.
He was the Chairman of Legislature Committee on Health & Family Welfare
2006: Minister for Medical Education & Animal husbandry
Setting up of 6 new Govt. medical colleges in a single academic year
Hassle free CET,
more seats, affordable fees
Faculty recruitment drive with salary revision
Revamping the structure of animal husbandry dept, during brief tenure.
2007: Sworn in as Minister on 12th November 2007
2008: President, Manifesto Committee, BJP; Sworn in as the Home Minister, Government of Karnataka on 30th May 2008
Revamped recruitment process, speeding up the long pending issues of leave policy, salary/allowance revision, implementation of Police Housing, Opening up of New Police stations/new buildings for existing police stations, Modernization of Fire & Emergency services department, New fire stations all over Karnataka (Click here for more details)
2010: Additional charges of Muzrai Dept, Medical Education
2010: (September): Minister for Higher Education, Statistics, Planning
2010: (November): Additional charge of Muzrai Dept
2010: (December) to 2011 (August) : Additional charge of Information Technology & BioTechnology
2011: (8th August 2011): Minister for Higher Education, Statistics, Planning, Muzrai Dept, Information Technology & BioTechnology
Personal info:
Wife: Smt Shantha V Acharya, BSc, Housewife, Social worker, Activist, Ex Municipal Councillor, Currently The State Commissioner, Guides.
Children: (all of them studied upto class 10th in Kannada Medium Schools)
Dr Raviraj V Acharya: MBBS, MD (Medicine), DNB, Professor & Head of Unit VIII, Kasturba Medical College & Hospital, Manipal University (Married to Dr Shashirashmi Acharya, MDS, Professor, Operative Dentistry, CODS, Manipal University)
Dr Kiran K V Acharya: MBBS, MS (Orthopaedics), Associate Professor, Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine Unit, Orthopaedics, Kasturba Medical College & Hospital, Manipal University (Married to Vidushi Prathima Kiran, Director, Kalanidhi, Udupi)
Mr Ganesha Prasad: BE., Software Engineer, USA
Mr Rajesh Prasad: BE., Software Engineer, USA (Wife: Madhu)
Mrs Bharathi M Hebbar, USA (Husband: Mohan Hebbar)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Dr V S Acharya inspects the Kadiyali- Kalsanka stretch of widened concrete road...
More pics and report on

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

ಪರ್ಯಾಯ ಸ್ವಾಗತ ಸಮಿತಿಯಿಂದ ಡಾ ವಿ ಎಸ್ ಆಚಾರ್ಯರಿಗೆ ಸನ್ಮಾನ

Puthige Shree Sugunendra Swamiji blessing Dr VSA

Shri K K Pai hands over the "Maana Pathra"

ಸುದ್ದಿ ಓದಿ : ವೆಬ್ ಸೈಟ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ

ಕೃಪೆ : ಜೆಪಿ ಉಡುಪಿ

Swearing in 30th May 2008

photos by KPN,

photo by JPKini,
BJP Vijayotsava in Udupi 31.05.2008
Dr V S Acharya & Others taking oath as cabinet ministers