Tag Archives: Karnataka

UIDAI to conduct field survey for Enrichment of VTC (village, town, city) data

As a pilot project, UIDAI is inviting quotations from organizations, to conduct field survey in connection with Enrichment of VTC (village, town, city) data.

The Pilot projects are planned in 3 districts (Kolar in Karnataka, Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu  piond Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh). The scope of work includes field survey / studies and mapping of every location with latitude and longitude and location images.


UIDAI is involved in the enrolment of residents for Aadhaar. One of the issues encountered in the field during enrolment is the absence of a particular village or pin-code in the enrolment client software. The UIDAI master data has been created using inputs from India Post and Census Department, which needs to be updated on the basis of latest information by conducting field survey / study penetrating up to the last level of habitation and capturing key data with latitude, longitude and images of key locations in the habitation.

It is intended to enrich the above data in the following three districts viz.

• Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh

• Kolar in Karnataka and

• Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu

The drill-down needs to be up to the hamlets, habitations, sub-villages level (including State, District, Sub-district, Taluk, Village or Gram Panchayat).

The details that need to be captured are as follows:

  • photo of a landmark (such as a ration shop, government school, post office box, having the name of the village) in the given village
  • the latitude and the longitude (preferably as part of the photo metadata) of the village
  • the pin-code for the village
  • additional attributes (whether the village is the GP or Hobli) for the village
  • photo of the delivery post office along with latitude and longitude

Further, this data needs to be annotated daily onto digital map available on a website.


The various phases of the approach are:

 Preparation Phase

During this stage, existing data (UIDAI, Pin Code Data, Census 2011, State Revenue) inputs for 3 districts are reconciled to generate a superset list of villages. This list will contain attributes such as pin-code, village code (where available), Sub-district, etc.

This will form the basis of the field work.

Report with statistical information (such as total number of villages, number of villages that do not have a village code (such as habitations, hamlets) is generated.

A digital database that can be used for field work is created. It is advisable to distinguish between villages that appear in both the Revenue as well as Census versus those that appear in either as the latter set will need greater attention at the field level.

 Survey Phase

During this phase, the specific data is collected from the villages. Further, this data is uploaded onto say a website on a daily basis.

Apart from data collection, meetings with say the Postal department, Revenue department officials (such as Village Officer), etc. will be planned. This will help in the addition of villages

Verification of the collected data (by say retired govt. officials) is also planned.

 Consolidation Phase

During this phase, any gaps found are addressed. Additional verification will also be conducted.

The entire exercise should be completed within 5 weeks from the date of issue of LOI.


The successful agency will  have to make their own arrangements of travel, accommodation and other related logistics at the concerned places for undertaking the work.


Tata IndiCash ATM centre – Did you spot one in Bengaluru?

TCSPL is planning to set up ATM centres and not stand-alone ATMs.

The first set of 1000 Tata Indicash ATMs have been rolled out in 15 locations in Bengaluru. Out of 15,000 ATMs, planned over India, Karnataka’s’ share is 1000.

As TCSPL has won the mandate under RBIs B Scheme for White Label ATMs, 2 ATMs ought to be deployed in tier 3 and 4 cities, for every ATM installed in Tier 1 and 2 cities.

The target is to roll out 150 centres in Karnataka by September 30, 2013. TCSPL envisages great demands for its ATMs  in Bengaluru @ Madiwala, Chandra layout, Yeshwanthpura, Indiranagar, Hesarghatta, Kundalahalli, TQ Bengaluru rural, Nahashettyhalli, Chokasandra, CNhalli, Frazer town, Shivajinagar, Banashakari, Rajajinagar and Jayanagar.

The other Karnataka districts on its radar are Belgaum, Bellary, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Mysore, Dharwad and Tumkur regions.

Other locations are semi-urban as well as rural locations like Jigani, Banerughatta, Devanahalli, Vijayapura, Anekal, and Magadi.

Indicash will have a 14-inch multi-lingual ATM user interface. The company will put up posters in vernacular language to help first timers to transact in ATM center.

Going forward, Indicash plans to provide value added and utility services – it will offer bill payment, remittance, lead captures, insurance payment, third party advertising etc. White label ATMs is happening for the first time in India.

White Label ATMs are basically an alternative source of cash dispensing and a non-bank owned ATMs which offers both cash and non-cash services such as cash withdrawals, balance enquiries, mini-statements and PIN changes.

As on date, TCSPL website still does not contain the locator facility for Indicash ATM Centres.

Bhartiya Mahila Bank (BMB) – Search for premises

SBI Capital Markets has initiated the search for housing the new Bhartiya Mahila Bank (BMB) branches.

As the deadline for opening the new branches is very short, the RFP clearly states the premises should be ready to occupy.

BMB will kick start its operations from eight cities.  Karnataka is lucky, as 2 of the first eight branches will be located in Karnataka state.

The Head Office will be New Delhi, and by default the HO will also house a branch.

1. KOLKATA (Salt Lake – Sector 1 or 5, OR Park Street – Chowringhee OR BBD Bagh)

2. GUWAHATI (G S Road OR Fancy Bazar / Pan Bazar OR Shilpukhri)

3. CHENNAI (Alwarpet OR Mylapore OR Anna Nagar)

4. BANGALORE (Electronic City)

5. JAIPUR (Vaishali Nagar OR C-scheme OR Mansarovar)

6. LUCKNOW (Gomtinagar OR Hazaratganj OR Mahanagar)

7. MYSORE (Devaraj Urs Road OR Kuvempu Nagar)

8. INDORE (AB Road- Vijay Nagar to New Bus stand OR Saket)

The premises must be on the ground floor with a frontage and a carpet area of approx. 2200-2750 sq ft. The premises must be in an approved commercial area with adequate parking space and all facilities including adequate power.

ATM’s will be part of the Branch premises, however, at the same time the ATM lobby will be open 24*7 hours.


The Town Co-operative Bank Ltd., Hoskote, Karnataka – Penalised

The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs5.00 lakh (Rupees five Lakh only) on The Town Co-operative Bank Ltd., Hoskote, Karnataka, for violation of Reserve Bank’s directives on loans and advances to directors, their relatives and firms / concerns in which the directors are interested.

Hoskote is 27kms from Majestic Railway station, and today it can be considered to be part of Bangalore. As it lies at the intersection of NH-4 and NH-207 it is a busy town with both resident and floating population.

In modern history, Hoskote finds mention as the site of the Battle of Ooscota (22 August 1768) during the First Anglo-Mysore War.

Some places of tourist interest : –

  • The annual Karaga and the Avimukteshwara Jatre are held in April–May (Chaitra-Poornima) when more than 10,000 people gather
  • Avimukteshwara, Varadaraja and the Vithoba temples in the old fort area
  • Kote anjaneya swamy temple which is about 800 years old.
  • The town also has shrines of Nagather pet Kashi vishweshwar (Nagareshwar), Kashivishweswer & PrasanaRameshwar at Brahaman Street, Maravva and Venugopala. Other temples include the popular Saibaba Mandir and the Panchamukhi Vinayaka Temple.
  • There are four mosques in the town. In a private garden near the fort is a Dargah ascribed to Saballi Sab Ali Sab, who is said to have lived about 200 years ago.
  • Hoskote Mission of Mar Thoma church is one of the oldest Mission organization in this area, which was started in 1946.
  • Other places to visit close by are Kaiwara ( Chintamani Taluk, 40 km from Hoskote on the Chintamani road), Shivarapatna ( Malur Taluk, known for its rich culture of sculptors and sculpting ) and Chikkatirupathi ( 27 km, a famous temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, a mini replica of the famous temple in Thirumala )
  • The Dhrupadamma Karaga was started by Ancestor people of Hoskote before Bangalore karaga. Vannikula religion people will celebrate this festival grandlly