It’s been more than a year since Jagadish Shettar gave up charge as Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, but the department website — http://rdpr.kar.nic.in — lists his cellphone number against the name of the incumbent Minister H.K. Patil.

Mr. Shettar ceased to hold the RDPR portfolio when he became Chief Minister in July 2012. K.S. Eshwarappa held this portfolio along with Revenue during Mr. Shettar’s tenure.

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