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As per Section 4(1)(a) of the Right to Information Act, 2005, every public authority has to make known the information to the Public as enumerated in the said act. Accordingly, the following details are furnished as per the Section 4(1)(a) in respect of our Company i.e. Karnataka Soaps & Detergents Limited.

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Information published under Section 4(1)(b) of Right to Information Act.2005.

As per Section 4(1)(b) of the Right to Information Act, 2005, every public authority has to make known the information to the Public as enumerated in the said act. Accordingly, the following details are furnished as per the Section 4(1)(b) in respect of our Company i.e. Karnataka Soaps & Detergents Limited.

The particulars of its Organization, Functions and Duties:

1 : Company Profile

Main Business:

Manufacturing and Sales of the world renowned products like Toilet Soaps, Detergents, Agarbathies, Cosmetics, Sandalwood & Sandalwood Oil.
The most sought out product with a strong brand loyalty is "Mysore Sandal Soap".

Karnataka State had the good fortune of having at the helm of affairs Sir M.Visweswaraya as Diwan, whose vision, foresight and enthusiasm witnessed the establishment of Sandalwood oil distillery at Mysore during the year 1916. The Karnataka Government Sandalwood Oil Factory was established in the year 1916 at Mysore to utilize abundant availability of Natural Sandalwood in the region of Mysore, Shimoga, Chamarajanagar and Chikkamagalure Districts.

During 1916, Sri S.G. Sastry had developed the Sandal perfume, which was considered as a landmark in the field of soap perfuming in those days. The first Mysore Sandal Soap was produced by utilizing the natural Sandalwood oil as the main ingredient of perfume and was introduced in the market during November 1918. The Sandalwood oil factory at Shimoga was established in 1944.

The Government Soap Factory was converted into a State owned Public Sector Undertaking under the name & style of KARNATAKA SOAPS AND DETERGENTS LTD during the year 1980. The KARNATAKA SOAPS & DETERGENTS LTD., (KS&DL) is the true inheritor of India's Golden Sandalwood Legacy. KS&DL is one of the largest extractors of Mysore Sandalwood Oil and manufacturers of Mysore Sandal Soap in the world. Our Sandalwood Oil Division at Mysore is the largest extractor of Sandalwood Oil in India. It is exported to Europe, U.S.A. U.A.E. Russia and Germany, and used by leading perfume houses of the world. Sandalwood oil is known as FRAGRANCE AMBASSADOR OF INDIA and also known LIQUID GOLD. Mysore Sandal Soap was born from this golden legacy, enriched with the PURE NATURAL SANDALWOOD OIL and it is KS&DL's gift to the Nation. MYSORE SANDAL SOAP is the favorite of millions of people all over the world.

2 : PRODUCT RANGE

KS&DL has got huge infrastructure and state of the art Technology to produce wide range of Toilet Soaps, Detergents, Cosmetics, Agarbathies and Sandalwood oil.

LIST OF PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED BY KS&DL:

Sl.No. NAME OF THE PRODUCT WEIGHT OF THE SOAP
PREMIUM SOAPS
01 Mysore Sandal Soap 17gms,75gms, 125gms , 150gms & 450gms(150x3)
02 Mysore Sandal Gold 125gms
03 Mysore Sandal Baby Soap 75gms
04 Mysore Sandal Jasmine Rose Luxury Bath Soaps 3 x 150gms
05 Gift pack -  6 in 1 (Sandal, Jasmine, Rose, Sandal Classic, Sandal Gold &Lavender) 6 x 150gms
06 Mysore Sandal Gold Sixer 6 x 125gms
07 Mysore Sandal Millennium Soap 150gms
08 Mysore Sandal Centennial Soap 100gms
POPULAR SOAPS
09 Mysore Rose Soap 100gms ,17gms
10 Mysore Carbolic Soap 150gms
11 Mysore Sandal’s Herbal care soap 100gms
12 Mysore Sandal’s Wave Soap-Turmeric 100gms
DETERGENTS
13 Point Excel Detergent Powder 1 kg
14 Mysore Detergent cake 150gms
15 KLEENOL Multipurpose Liquid Detergent 1Ltr, 5Ltr.
16 Mysore Detergent Powder 1 Kg
17 Point Advanced Liquid Detergent 1Ltr
SL NO NAME OF THE PRODUCT WEIGHT OF THE PRODUCT
COSMETICS
18 Mysore Sandal Talcum Powder 20gms,50gms,100gms, 300gms
19 Mysore Sandal Baby Powder 50gms,100gms
20 Hand Wash- Herbal, Rose,Strawberry,Pineapple & Mango 250ml
21 Liquid Soap Bulk
22 Mysore Sandal's Coconut Oil 50ml, 100ml, 200ml
23 Mysore Sandal Body Wash 200ml
24 Mysore Sandal Face Pack 75gms
AGARBATHIES No. of Sticks
25 Mysore sandal (Premium)- 9" 20 sticks
26 Mysore Sandal (Regular)-9" 20 sticks
27 Rose regular-9" 20 sticks
28 Jasmine regular-9" 20 sticks
29 Mysore sandal (Premium) 125gms
30 Mysore Sandal (Regular) 125gms
31 Rose regular 125gms
32 Jasmine regular 125gms
33 Jasmine rolls 60 gms
34 Sir M.V.100 100 gms
35 Nagachampa 15gms & 25 gms
36 Mysore Sandal Mystic 90 gms
37 Mysore Sandal Premium (Hexagonal) 20 Sticks
38 Mysore Sandal Dhoop 20 Cones
SANDALWOOD Weight of the Product
39 Sandalwood oil 5gms & 10gms Bottles
40 Sandalwood billets 50gms & 100gms
41 Sandal Spent wood powder Bulk

KS&DL is also exporting different varieties of Soaps to different Countries i.e. Middle East, European countries, Asian countries, American Countries, Australia, African Countries.

KS&DL apart from Soaps also markets Detergents, Agarbathies, Talcum Powder, Baby Powder, Body Wash, Hand wash, Sandalwood billets &Sandalwood Oil.

KS&DL is accredited with ISO 9001-2008 & ISO-14001:2004 certifications for its Quality Management Systems and Environmental Management Systems.

Duties and Responsibilities of Key Functionaries

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Managing Director is the Chief Executive of the Company, responsible for over all functioning of the company. His aim is to reach the goals of the company by implementing various policies set by the Board. He takes Steps to protect the welfare of the company, employees, State and the Consumers. He is assisted by the group of qualified and experienced Executives heading various departments.

COMPANY SECRETARY

Company Secretary is over all in charge of Company Secretary Duties with the assistance of Manager for Convening the Board/ Audit Committee / Any other Meetings specified by the Board as per the Companies Act 1956.

DIRECTOR (FINANCE)

Deputy General Manager (Finance) I/c is over all in charge of Accounts Department of the Company with the assistance of DGM, AGM, Managers, Officers, Sr. Assistants , Contract Supervisors for proper maintenance of Company's Accounts, Planning the funds requirements, Budgeting, Auditing, Balance Sheet etc.

DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER (HRD)

General Manager ( HRD ) is over all in charge of Human Resources Development of the Company with the assistance of DGM, Manager, Officers and Staff for

DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER (P&M) / ASST.GENERAL MANAGER (P&M)

General Manager (Production) is over all in charge of Production & Maintenance, activities of the Company with the assistance of DGM's, AGMS, Managers, Officers & Group workers.

Production of various product in co-ordination & liasoning with Marketing department, Materials, Stores, to achieve targeted production & up keep Plant & Machinery, Utilities, Estates.

He is also responsible for the following activities

DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER (MARKETING)

Deputy General Manager(Marketing) is head of the marketing department assisted by AGMs and Six branch heads monitoring the following activities.

This involves

ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER (R&D) / ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER (QAD)

Asst. General Manager (R&D) / Asst. General Manager (QAD) is over all in charge of Research & Development and Quality Assurance Department in the Company with the assistance of AGM, Manager, Chemists & Group workers for New Product development to meet the emerging market, process improvement, Development of alternative raw materials, cost reduction in formulations, up gradation of quality of the existing products.

He is also responsible for the following activities

He is also responsible for the following activities

ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER (MATERIALS)

Deputy General Manager ( Materials) is over all in charge of Materials Departments in the Company with the assistance of Manager, Officers, & Staff for procurement of raw materials like - Oils & Fats, Chemicals, Packing materials, Aromatic Chemicals, Perfumery materials, Engineering items, Capital goods - Plant & Machinery.

He is also responsible for the following activities

ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER ( PROJECTS)

Deputy General Manager (Projects) is over all in charge of New Projects, IT maintenance & implementation in the Company with the assistance of Manager & Staff.

He is also responsible for the following activities

DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER (MID)

Deputy General Manager (MID) of the Company is assisted by a Manager, Sr. Assistant for the following activities.

ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER (Stores)

Assistant General Manager (Stores) is over all in-charge of all incoming materials to the Store. Functions of Stores Department are carried out with the assistance of Assistant Manager, Officer, Jr. Officer, Sr.Assistants and Jr. Assistant. The main activities of Stores Department are receipt of Raw materials from the suppliers, issues to various user Departments and material inventory control as per the standard fixed by the Management. Assistant General Manager (Stores) is responsible in:

ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER -E&S (ENVIRONMENT & SAFETY)

Assistant General Manager (E&S) is over all in-charge of Environment & Safety in the Company with the assistance of Staff & Group of workers The department has a staff with advisory capacity. The line Management, i.e. Production, Maintenance etc. will implement the safety recommendations. The Key areas where the Department is important for the overall operational efficiency are in fulfilling the Statutory obligations of:

Other Activities of Safety Departments are

Manager (Accounts)

MANAGER (PUBLIC RELATIONS)

Assistant Manager (Public Relations) is responsible for all public relations activities of the company which includes the following:

He is also responsible for transport, Telephones, Dispatch with the assistance of Assistant Manager, Junior officer, Sr. Assistant & Drivers.

MANAGER (PR&PF)

CHIEF SECURITY & VIGILENCE OFFICER( CSVO)

He is the over all in-charge of Security & Vigilance department of the factory. He is responsible for preparation of Security contingent plant for the factory and deploys his staff accordingly. He is assisted by Manager (S&V) & AM (S&V) in discharging his duties. He will report to Managing Director and appraise overall security set-up, vigilance matter and other important issues pertaining to the factory. He is responsible for maintaining all documents for the security department and submission of reports. He is responsible for monitoring and supply of contract guards and detailing them on duty. He should train the security staff to prevent fire and fire lighting. He is responsible to liaise with Government agencies, Police Department and other Firms and Public Undertakings on Security and Vigilance matters.

The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability

The Board of Directors is the decision making body. The Managing Director implements the policies laid down by the Board with the assistance of General Managers and functional heads through sub- delegations.

The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions

The KS&DL Board prescribes the delegation of powers to Managing Director to carry out the duties and responsibilities. Managing Director sub delegates to functional heads.

Explore new marketing avenues for marketing the company's products. Comply with all the required provisions of the Companies' Act, statutory rules and regulations, Government circulars and directives, provisions of the Karnataka Transparency in Public Procurement Act or any other applicable laws/rules in force.

The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions

The Company has been following the below mentioned rules and regulations, manuals and records for discharging its functions

Manuals & Records

A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control

The statement of categories of documents held by different departments of the Company are given below

1.Accounts & Finance Department:

2. HRD/TIME OFFICE

3. Marketing Department

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS OF THE COMPANY

The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof

The Company has made an arrangement for general public to contact the officers of the Company. The following officials are designated as Information Officers who shall provide the requisite information as may be desired by the public.

A statement of Boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those Boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public:

The Company has Shares valued at Rs. 31,82,21,000/- (Rupees thirty one crores eighty two lakhs and twenty one thousand only). All the shares are held by the Government of Karnataka. The details of share holders are as under:

SL NO Name of the Shareholder No. of Shares held
1 Governor of Karnataka 318215
2 Dr Shamla Iqbal, IAS, Managing Director, KS&DL, Bangalore - 560 055. 1
3 Smt. N.R.Jaganmatha, Addl. Secretary to Govt., C&I Dept., Vikasa Soudha, Bangalore -560001 1
4 Sri. K.Boralingaiah, Under Secretary to Govt. Commerce & Industries Dept. Vikasa Soudha, Bangalore - 560 001. 1
5 Sri.L.N.Srikantababu, Under Secretary to Govt.(C&C), Commerce & Industries Dept. Vikasa Soudha, Bangalore - 560 001. 1
6 Sri. Nanjundappa, Joint Secy. (Services-2), Finance Department, Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore - 560 001. 1
7 Sri.M.G.Narayan, Under Secy. To Govt., Finance Department, Vidhana Soudha,Bangalore - 560 001. 1
  Total 318221

The affairs of the Company are managed by the Board of Directors consisting of the following

Sl.No. NAME OF THE DIRECTOR/SRIYUTHS DESIGNATION ON THE Board OF KSDL DATE OF APPOINTMENT  TELEPHONE / FAX
1 Dr. Shamla Iqbal KS&DL, BANGALORE-55
Managing Director

31/12/2015

(O) 23378439, 23378828, (F) 23574943
2 Sri. Pandappa Hanumanth Ilager Director

28/06/2016

9483597010
3 Sri.Muniraju Director

28/06/2016

9880229237
4 Sri. M.Manjunath P Mattapathi Director.

28/06/2016

9844535034
5 Sri. G.Mohan Kumar Director

28/06/2016

9845842528
6 Sri. Arun Patil Director

28/06/2016

9900309475
7 Dr.S.Chandrasekaran, Prof. & Chairman Dept. of Organic Chemistry IISc, Bangalore Director

28/06/2016, Since 19/08/2002

22932404/ 23601269 / 22932402(G) / 23600529(F)
8 Sri. S.Raghunath Director

28/06/2016

9449146202
9 Sri. Srinivas Suresh Patil Director

28/06/2016

9900928234
10 Sri. V.Lokesh Gowda Director

28/06/2016

9901919222

The Board shall meet at periodical intervals as required under the provisions of the Companies Act and the minutes of the meetings are prepared and kept at the registered office. In addition to the above, as required under the Companies Act, 1956, the Annual General Meeting of the Share holders is held once in a year and the minutes of this meeting is also recorded and kept at the registered office. The Annual Report of the Company will be places on the Floor of Both Houses of State Legislature by the Administrative Dept., of the Government by December of every year.


The Directory of HOD of the Company as follows

Sl. no Name Designation OFFICE
1 To be appointed Chairperson
2 Dr. Shamla Iqbal, IAS Managing Director 23378828, 23378439, (Fax) 23574943 , md@mysoresandal.co.in
3 Dr. T. Venkateshaiah Director (Finance) 23376639, gmf@mysoresandal.co.in
4 sri. T. Halaswamy General Manager (HRD) 22164869 ,hrd@mysoresandal.co.in
5 Sri.C.M.Suvarna Kumar Deputy General Manager (MID) 22164923; mid@mysoresandal.co.in
6 Sri. B.S.Lokeshaiah DGM (Marketing) 23370469 , 22164823 , ksdlmris@mysoresandal.co.in
7 Sri. Sateesh P Pilibantar Deputy General Manager (DP & Cosmetics) 080-23374374
8 Sri. N B Harish Kumar Assistant General Manager (P&M) 23374374,23374500,gmprod@mysoresandal.co.in
9 Sri. P.K.Nagendra Assistant General Manager (Materials) 23375924, 23378715,gmmtrls@mysoresandal.co.in
10 Sri. T.S. Diwakar Assistant General Manager (E & S/Projects/CSVO) 23370532, es@mysoresandal.co.in
11 Sri. S.Ravi Assistant General Manager (QAD) 22164911 , dgmqad@gmail.com
12 Sri. Nagakrishna Raje Urs Assistant General Manager (R&D) 23471066 , ksdl.research@gmail.com
  Website www.mysoresandal.co.in
  EP AB X Board 080-23371104
080-22164800

KSDL BRANCH ADDRESS NAME OF THE DGM/AGM/BM

Branch Details Fax Telephone
Sri . Mahaboob Basha
Branch Manager, Bangalore Branch 
Karnataka Soaps & Detergents Ltd P.B.No.5531, Bangalore-Pune Highway, Rajajinagar, Bangalore - 560 055
080 - 23375289 080 - 23370537/23375289
Sri. Gnanshekar 
Branch Manager, Chennai Branch
Karnataka Soaps & Detergents Ltd Seven Star Building, II Floor, No.A-80 3rd Avenue, Anna Nagar CHENNAI - 600 102.
044-26220020 044- 26190497, 26210531
Sri. S. Shivakumar Shetty, 
Asst. General Manager, Hyderabad Branch. 
Karnataka Soaps & Detergents Limited, No.408, 4th Floor, Jade Arcade, Paradise Circle, M.G.Road, SECUNDERABAD - 500 003
040 - 39121118 040 - 27897676, 27893232
Sri. S.D. Poojary 
Branch Manager, New Delhi Branch 
613/614, Imperial Tower, C-Block, Naraina Vihar,New Delhi
011-25779847 011- 25779846
Sri. Y.G.Shetty
Manager, Mumbai Branch.
01/02, Vasant Vihar, Sant Gadge Maharaj road, Off Dada Saheb Phalke Road, Dadar (East) MUMBAI - 400014
022-24174072 022-2417 1680 /2417 3408
Sri. Parameshwaran
Branch Manager, Kolkata Branch. 
Karnataka Soaps & Detergents Limited,No.154, Harish Mukherjee Road, Kolkata - 700 025.
033 - 24554014 033 - 24554025
Sri. B.S.Lokeshaiah 
DGM (Marketing),Bangalore Head Office
Karnataka Soaps & Detergents Limited,Bangalore-Pune Highway,Bangalore-560 055
080 - 23370498 080-23370469 , 22164823
Sri. Nagakrishna Raje Urs
Assistant General Manager, SOD Mysore 
KS&DL Sandalwood Oil Division, Manandawadi Road Mysore - 570008
0821 - 2485005 0821 - 2483551
Sri.H N Shivamurthy
Assistant General Manager
KS&DL Sandalwood Oil Division Vidhyanagar, Shimoga - 570001
08182 - 240113 08182 - 240420 , 240002

The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmers

No subsidy programme. Hence, does not apply.

Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it

Does not apply

Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form:

Company has topened its website under the name www.mysoresandal.co.in/http://karnataka.gov.in/mysoresandal. Company has adopted its E-mail facility vide E.mail ID as: mysoresandal.co.in. (md@mysoresandal.co.in. prefixed with respective dept short).

The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use:

1. Required information is provided for the redressal of public grievances in respect of Administrative matter of the Company and suitable endorsement is also given .

2. As per Karnataka Right to Information Act-2002, orders have been issued to the DY. General Manager, (Export) and the Managing Director to work as Competent Authority and Appellate Authority respectively assisted by Manager (PR) as APIO.

PARTICULARS FURNISHED UNDER RTI Sec 26(3)(b)

The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers

Sl.No. Name & Designation Address Contact  Telephone No.
1 Dr Shamla Iqbal,I.A.S M.D,KS&DL,
/APPELLATE AUTHORITY BANGALORE-55
KS&DL , Head Office,# 5531, Bangalore- Pune Highway, Rajajinagar, Bangalore-55 23378439, 23378828 ,Fax 23574943 ,
Email : mysoresandalmd@gmail.com
2 Smt. H.G.Sandhya
PIO
KS&DL, Head Office, No. 5531, Bangalore- Pune Highway, Rajajinagar, Bangalore-55 22164873 ,Fax: 23370498 ,Email : hrdksdl@gmail.com
3 Sri. T. Krishna
APIO
KS&DL, Head Office, No. 5531, Bangalore- Pune Highway, Rajajinagar, Bangalore-55 23371873 , Fax: 23370498 , Email : hrdksdl@gmail.com
4 Sri. H N Shivamurthy
Assistant General Manager PIO
KS&DL Sandalwood Oil Division-Shimoga P.B.6,SHIMOGA- 570001 08182-240420 Fax : 08182-240113
sodshimoga@mysoresandal.co.in
5 Sri. Umashankar Apali
Dy. General Manager (SOD Mysore)PIO
KS&DL, Sandalwood Oil Division- Mysore,Manadawadi Road,Mysore-8 0821-2483551, 2485005
ksdlsodmysore@gmail.com
MARKETING BRANCHES RESPECTIVE BRANCH HEADS ARE THE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS UNDER THE ACT FOR THE CONCERNED BRANCHES
1 Sri.Y.G. Shetty
Branch Manager , MUMBAI BRANCH PIO
01/02, Vasant Vihar, Sant Gadge Maharaj Road, Off Dada Saheb Phalke Road, Dadar (East) MUMBAI - 400014 022-2417 1680 /2417 5210
ksdlmumbaibranch@gmail.com
2 Sri. Gnanshekar
Branch Manager,CHENNAI BRANCH PIO
Seven Star Building, II Floor, No. A - 80, 3rd Avenue, Anna Nagar, Chennai - 600102 044- 26190497
Fax : 044-26220020
ksdlchennai@gmail.com
3 Sri.Mahaboob Basha
Branch Manager BANGALORE BRANCH PIO
KS&DL, Head Office Annexe, No. 5531, Bangalore- Pune Highway Rajajinagar, Bangalore 080- 23370537, 23375289
Fax : 080-23374897
bangalorebranchksdl@gmail.com
4 Sri. Shivakumar Shetty
AGM /PIO HYDERABAD BRANCH
No.408, 4th Floor, Jade Arcade, Paradise Circle, M.G.Road, Secunderabad -500 003 040- 27897676, 27893222
Fax : 040-27893232
bmhyd@mysoresandal.co.in
5 Sri Parameshwaran
Branch Manager, PIO KOLKATA BRANCH
No.154, Harish Mukharjee Road, Kolkata - 700 025 033- 24554025, 24554014
Fax : 033-24554014
bmkolkata@mysoresandal.co.in
6 Sri. S.D.Poojary
Branch Manager, PIO DELHI BRANCH
613/614, Imperial Tower, C-Block, Naraina Vihar,New Delhi 011- 25779846
Fax : 011-25779847
ksdldlh13@gmail.com

Such other information as may be prescribed, and thereafter update these publications every year

As required under Companies Act, 1956, the Company prepares its annual reports and submits the same to the Government, for being laid on the floor of the Houses of State Legislature by December of every year.

Action will be taken to update the information every year as required under the Act.

MANAGING DIRECTOR