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cg1.jpeg (12052 bytes) SRI D.B.CHANDRE GOWDA

Minister for Law & Parliamentary affairs

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 Department of Parliamentary affairs & Legislation

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Minister for law and Parliamentary affairs 
(Congress- Sringeri)

Marital Status


Wife's Name

Smt. Poorna


Four Daughters


Cricket, Photography,
Reading and Writing

Permanent Address


No: 8, Mattadhalli,
Bangalore-560 32.

Telephone No


Office 2254429
Resi   3338585  


     Born on 26th August, 1936 at Daradahalli, Mudigere Taluk, Chickmagalur District ; took B.Sc., LL.B., Degrees; Advocate by Profession; took active part in extra curricular activities during his student days; was general secretary of Praja Socialist Party, Chickmagalur District; was Member of LokSabha and Rajya Sabha; was member of various Parliamentary Committees; was  member of Legislative Council; was Speaker of Legislative Assembly during 1983-1985; attended the 32nd Commonwealth Parliamentary Seminar held in London during March 1983 and visited United States, France, Japan, Thailand,  Hong Kong and Singapore; was Chairman of Irrigation Board; was Vice-President of State Janata Dal during 1989; was Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council; President of State Janatha Dal; was Minister for Minor Irrigation; was Member of Seventh Assembly and elected to Ninth Assembly from Thirthahalli Constituency in November, 1989; elected as Leader of  Opposition in Legislative Assembly on 18.12.1989.   Elected to Karnataka Legislative Assembly in 1999 from Sringeri Constituency of Chickmagalore. Currently working as Ministry for Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Karnataka.


Secretary, Department of Parliamentary Affairs & Legislation

Marital Status    Married  
Wife's Name Smt. Nagaveni  
Children Two Sons  
Hobbies Reading and Writing
Permanent Address No: 30, 3rd Cross
Judicial Officers Colony,
Rajmahal Vilas,
IInd Stage, Sanjaynagar
Telephone No
Office 2254445
Resi    3415977
Fax   2200626


             Born on 3rd February 1947, at Godvemane in Sirsi Taluk, Uttara Kannada District. He had his graduation in Sirsi, and studied law in the University Law College, Dharwad. Practiced in Sirsi Court from 1971 till joining the Karnataka Judicial Service on 13th October 1978. Also worked as part time lecturer in Sirsi Law College from 1973 to 1977. Worked in Udupi and Bangalore as Munsiff and Metropolitan Magistrate respectively, came on deputation to Secretariat as Assistant Draftsman in June 1983, and worked in different capacities. Working as Secretary, Department of Parliamentary Affairs and Legislation, since January 1996.


He Secured First Rank in First year Law with distinction and Second Rank in Second year Law.


He had training in Legislative drafting in the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies University of London from March to July 1989.