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Telangana Government

The first ever government in Telangana came into effect on June 2, 2014. The 2014 elections in Telangana were held on April 30, 2014 to elect the first ever government in Telangana. Telangana Rashtra Samithi won the elections and formed the first ever government in Telangana.

Government

The Government of Telangana has 12 Council of Ministers.

Government Departments

  • Agriculture and Co-operation
  • Animal Husbandry and Fisheries
  • Backward Classes Welfare
  • Consumer Affairs Food & Civil Supplies
  • Endowments
  • Energy
  • Environment, Forests, Science and Technology
  • Finance
  • General Administration (Political)
  • Health, Medical & Family Welfare
  • Higher Education
  • Home
  • Housing
  • Industries and Commerce
  • Information and Public Relations
  • Information Technology, Electronics and Communications
  • Irrigation and CAD
  • Labour, Employment Training and Factories
  • Law
  • Minorities Welfare
  • Municipal Administration & Urban Development
  • Panchayat Raj and Rural Development
  • Planning
  • Public Enterprises
  • Revenue
  • Revenue (Registration and Stamps)
  • Revenue (Prohibition & Excise)
  • Revenue (Commercial Taxes)
  • Roads and Buildings
  • School Education (SE Wing)
  • Social Welfare
  • Transport
  • Women & Child Development
  • Youth Advancement, Tourism and Culture

Government buildings

The Secretariat complex will house the governments of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

A,B,C,D blocks have been allotted to Telangana government.

The existing Chief Minister’s camp office will be used by the chief minister of Telangana.

Administration

The newly formed Telangana State will have 163 post of IAS, 112 IPS and 65 of Indian Forest Service officers. The composition of the above India services was recommended by six-member committee headed by former Central Vigilance Commissioner Pratyush Sinha.

IAS officers

Telangana State will have 163 posts of IAS officers. Of these, 114 posts are kept under direct recruitment category. Of the 163 posts, one IPS officer will be for Chief Secretary, one for Additional Chief Secretary, 10 for Principal Secretaries and 27 for Secretaries.

  • Telangana Chief Secretary - Dr. Rajiv Sharma
  • Principal Secretary to Telangana Chief Minister - S Narsing Rao
  • Principal Secretary - Suresh Chandra
  • Principal Secretary, Agriculture - Poonam Malakondaiah
  • Chief Minister KCR’s special secretary - P Rajashekhar Reddy

See Also: Telangana IAS Officers

IPS officers

Telangana State will have 112 posts of IPS officers. Of these, 78 posts are kept under direct recruitment category.

See Also: IPS Officers in Telangana

Other Government Officials

  • Director of Health - Dr Sambhasiv Rao

One IPS officer is for the position of Director General of Police (DGP), five Additional Directors General (ADG), 13 Inspectors General (IG) and 11 Deputy Inspectors General (DIG).

Indian Forest Service officers

46 of the 65 Indian Forest Services officers are kept in direct recruitment category. Two of the 65 posts will be for Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), three for Additional Principal Chief Conservation of Forests and five for Chief Conservator of Forests (CCF).

Telangana Government - Schemes and Programmes

The first ever Telangana government assumed office in June 2014.

After assuming office, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao envisioned the ultimate goal of Bangaru Telangana, where everyone in the State will be prosperous, healthy and happy and where no one suffers any distress. The Telangana government worked towards realizing this goal and has implement a number of welfare schemes and programs.

For the 2015-16, the Telangana government has planned an expenditure of Rs.52,383 for the development and welfare of people.

Some of the government flag-ship schemes for the development and welfare of people are:

  • Mission Kakatiya - to restore and rejuvenate nearly 46,000 tanks in the State and taking up new irrigation schemes
  • Mission Bhageeratha - to provide piped drinking water to all the households in the State
  • Crop loan waiver scheme - for alleviating the hardship to farmers
  • Aasara Pensions - at substantially increased rates
  • Revamped Food Security Scheme - increase in the quantity of rice to 6 kgs per head with no upper limit per family at Re.1 per kg
  • Supply of sanna biyyam to student welfare hostels
  • Kalyana Lakshmi, Shaadi Mubarak
  • Provision of double-bedroom houses to eligible families with no beneficiary contriubtion
  • Uninterrupted power supply to the industry and the domestic consumers, despite State inheriting huge power deficit.
  • Investor-friendly industrial policy - TS-iPASS to promote industrialization and T-HUB - a unique public-private partnership to nurture and promote start ups.

Other Government Schemes / Welfare programmes

Comprehensive Household Survey

The Telangana Government has organized a comprehensive household survey in the entire State on August 19, 2014. The results of the survey will help the Government for better target welfare programmes.

Mana Vooru - Mana Pranalika

Suggestions were sought from people at village and ward levels to assess their needs. The State Government has constituted 14 Task Forces in 2014 to prepare short, medium and long term action plans. The Mana Vooru - Mana Pranalika is a decentralized development model.

Farmer Debt Waiver Scheme

The Government has introduced the Farmer Debt Waiver Scheme under which loans up to Rs. one lakh per family will be waived for farmers. The Government has already credited Rs. 4,250 crore to loan accounts as first instalment.

Telangana State Industrial Project Approval and Self-certification System Act

The Telangana State Industrial Project Approval and Self-certification System Act (TSiPASS) was launched on 12 June 2015 by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. The TSiPASS is a single-window for clearances for entrepreneurs and industrialists who would like to invest in Telangna State. Entrepreneurs need not go around offices or departments for clearances. Industry minister Jupally Krishna Rao and Chief secretary Rajiv Sharma were present on the occasion.

Features of TSiPASS

  • Industrialists will be taken directly from the Shamshabad airport to Chief Minister’s Office or Secretariat.
  • A special team of protocol officers has been formed to facilitate the interaction.
  • Concerned departments will interact and process the application.
  • Entrepreneurs need not go around offices or departments for clearances.
  • After 14 days, the Telangana government will call the entrepreneurs to deliver the news of clearance.
  • Advantages include uninterrupted power supply, 1.5-lakh acre land bank, 10 per cent of dedicated water supply under the Telangana Water Grid Scheme to industries, minimum inspection-maximum facilitation.
  • Officials who delay work in the process of clearances will be fined Rs 1000 per day.

Telangana State Budget

The Ministry of Finance prepares the Telangana State Budget for every financial year. The first Telangana Budget was presented for the financial year 2014-15.

Telangana Budget 2014-15

The first Telangana Budget was presented for the financial year 2014-15 by Minister of Finance Etela Rajender. It was in continuation of the Vote-on-Account Budget presented by the then Government of the undivided State. The 2014-15 Budget was presented for ten months based on adhoc assessment of revenue accruals in the absence of any past trends and without any firm idea regarding transfers from the Union Government.

Telangana Budget 2015-16

The State Budget for the 2015-16 was the first full-year Budget and was presented by Minister for Finance Etela Rajender. The Budget was presented without the benefit of having estimates for the full 12 months of the previous year as the State was formed in June 2014.

Telangana Budget 2016-17

The Budget for the financial year 2016-17 was presented by Etela Rajender on March 14, 2016. For more information on the Budget, read Telangana State Budget 2016-17

Timeline

  • Jan 6, 2015: Telangana government bans use of mobile phones in educational institutions.
  • Jan 11, 2015: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announces a hotline number where people can lodge a number if state government officials demand a bribe. Speaking at a public meeting in Warangal, KCR said that people could call toll-free number 040-23454071 to lodge a complaint. However, the number belongs to Arogyasri call centre and it accepts questions related to medical service only. Special Secretary P Rajashekhar Reddy said that there are no options to lodge graft related complaints on the IVRS system and said people should not disconnect call and remain on line till operators responds.
  • Feb 14, 2015: Chief Minister of Telangana K Chandrasekhar Rao and Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu reached a settlement on water sharing from available storage at Nagarjunasagar Dam. The two Chief Minister’s met in presence of Governor ESL Narasimhan accompanied by irrigation ministers and secretaries.
  • State Government forms a three-member Cabinet sub-committee on irrigation to take decisions on re-engineering of projects and their execution. The panel will be headed by Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao and has Finance Minister Etela Rajender and Roads & Buildings Minister T Nageswara Rao as its members.

On March 16, 2016, the Telangana government extended the term of the Commissions of inquiry to study the socio-economic conditions of minorities and STs set up on March 3, 2015. The panel is set up to study and prepare reports for the purpose of reservations and taking up other programmes for minorities and STs. The commission for minorities is headed by retired IAS officer G Sudhir and the commission for STs is headed by another retired IAS officer S Chellappa.

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