Telangana State Tribes Advisory Council

  1. Telangana State Tribes Advisory Council – Constituted

Consequent on election of new Members to the Telangana State

Legislative Assembly in December, 2018 and also constitution of new Lok Sabha in May, 2019, the new Tribes Advisory Council for the State of Telangana has to be constituted in terms of Government orders issued in the reference .  Accordingly, in the reference the Commissioner of Tribal Welfare, TS, Hyderabad has submitted proposals requesting the Government to constitute new Tribes Advisory Council.   

OFFICIAL MEMBERS:
Sl. No. Name of the Member/ Address Designation
01 Hon’ble Minister for Welfare, Telangana State Chairperson
02 Secretary to Government, Tribal Welfare Department, Telangana State. Member
03 Director of Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes, Government of India. Member
04 Director of Tribal Cultural, Research &Training Institute, TelanganaState, Hyderabad. Member
05 Commissioner of Tribal Welfare, Telangana State, Hyderabad. Member- Secretary

NON-OFFICIAL MEMBERS:
S.No. Name of the Non-Official Member Designation

01 SmtMalothuKavitha, Member of Parliament, Mahabubad. Member
02 Shri. SoyamBabu Rao, Member of Parliament, Adilabad. Member
03 Smt. SatyavathiRathod, Member of Legislative Council. Member
04 Sri. AthramSakku, Member of Legislative Assembly, Asifabad. Member

S.No. Name of the Non-Official Member Designation

05 Sri Bapu Rao Rathod, Member of Legislative Assembly, Boath. Member
06 Smt. AjmeraRekha, Member of Legislative Assembly, Khanapur. Member
07 Sri RamavathRavindra Kumar, Member of Legislative Assembly, Devarakonda. Member
08 Sri DharamsothRedyaNaik, Member of Legislative Assembly, Dornakal. Member
09 Sri Banoth Shankar Naik, Member of Legislative Assembly, Mahabubabad. Member
10 SmtAnasuyaDansari, Member of Legislative Assembly, Mulugu. Member
11 Sri RegaKantha Rao, Member of Legislative Assembly, Pinapaka. Member
12 Smt. Banoth Hari Priya, Member of Legislative Assembly, Yellandu. Member
13 Sri MechaNageswar Rao, Member of Legislative Assembly, Aswaraopeta. Member
14 Sri PodemVeeraiah, Member of Legislative Assembly, Bhadrachalam. Member
15 Sri LavudyaRamulu, Member of Legislative Assembly, Wyra. Member

4) The Non-Official Members of the Telangana State Tribes Advisory Council shall be eligible to draw TA/DA as per Annexure-VI (Rule-91) Para 5 (Miscellaneous) of Telangana State Travelling Allowances Rules, 1996. The Commissioner of Tribal Welfare, Telangana State shall be the Controlling Authority for the purpose of countersigning the TA bills of the Non-Official Members of the Council.
5) The expenditure on the Council shall be debited to the following head of account.
“2225 – Welfare of SCs, STs and Other BCs
02 – Welfare of STs
MH.001 – Direction and Administration
SH (01) – Head Quarters Office
110 – Domestic Travel expenses
113 – TA/DA to Non-official Members”

6) The term of the Council shall be for a period of three years from 08.08.2019 or till the date on which the Telangana State Legislative Assembly is first summoned to meet after the next General Elections, whichever is earlier.

Government after careful examination of the matter and in exercise of the powers conferred under Rule (3) of the Telangana State Tribes Advisory Council Rules, 2014 issued in the ref.2nd read above, hereby constitutes the Telangana State Tribes Advisory Council for a period of (3) years from 08.08.2019 with the following (5) Officials and (15) Non-Officials to be the Members of the Telangana State Tribes Advisory Council:

Strength of the Council: The Telangana State Tribes Advisory Council (herein after referred to as the council) shall consist of twenty members, of whom not less than fifteen shall be representatives of the Scheduled Tribes in the Telangana State Legislative Assembly.

Provided that if the number of representatives of the Scheduled Tribes in the Telangana State Legislative Assembly is less than fifteen, the remaining seats shall be filled by other members of these Tribes.

Mode of appointment of members:

The members of the Council shall be appointed by the Governor by notification in the Telangana State Gazette. (i). Terms of office of members:

The term of the Council shall ordinarily be three years

Provided that the terms of the first of a subsequent council shall, where there is a general election to the Telangana State Legislative Assembly, terminated on the date on which the said Assembly is first summoned to meet after the general elections.

Provided also that a member of the Telangana State Legislative Assembly shall vacate his office in the Council if he ceases to be a member of that Assembly.

ii. A member of the council shall also cease to hold office. if he absents himself from three consecutive meetings of the Council provided that when a person who ceased to be a member by reasons of such absence, applied for a restoration within one month from the date of the last of three meetings, the council may, at the meeting next after the receipt of such application, restore him to his office of member but a member shall not be restored more than twice during his term of office. If he resigns his office by giving notice in writing to Government.

Chairman of the Council:

The Minister in-charge of the welfare of Scheduled Tribes shall be the Ex-officio Chairman of the Council.

Performance of the duties of the Chairman in his absence:

In the absence of the Chairman of the Council from any meeting of the Council, such member of the Council as may be determined by the Council shall act as Chairman. 

Appointment of Secretary:

The Commissioner of Tribal Welfare who is in-charge of the administration and control of Scheduled Areas and scheduled Tribes or such other Officer as the chairman of the Council may from time to time specify shall be the ex-officio Secretary to the Council.

Appointment of other officers and servants:

There shall be appointed such other officers and servants to the council as may, from time to time, be determined by the Governor by Special Order.

Matters on which advice of the council is to be sought:-

The Governor may require the advice of the Council on any matter pertaining to the Welfare and advancement of the Scheduled Tribes in the Telangana State, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such matters may include:- all new major schemes of welfare and advancement of the Scheduled Tribes in the State; and all cases in which regulation is proposed to be made by Governor under Paragraph 5(2) of the Fifth Scheduled to the Constitution.

Meeting of the Council:

  The Council shall meet as often as may be necessary and, in any case, not less than twice every year

Power of Chairman to invite other persons to participate in the debates of the Council:-

 The Chairman may invite any other person to participate in the debates of the council, but such person shall not have the power of voting.

Traveling Allowance of members:

The Members of the Council, whether they are members of the Telangana State Legislative Assembly or not, shall be eligible for such traveling allowances as may, from time to time, be prescribed by the State Government for the members of First Class General Committees.

 Provided that in no case shall a member of the council who is also a member of the Telangana State Legislative Assembly be entitled to traveling allowances both as a member of the Telangana State Legislative Assembly and as a member of the Tribes Advisory Council.

12. A inserted as per instructions issued in Government. Memo. No. 51/HH2/62-25 Education dated 10.12.63 (Vide D.Dis. No. 29555/63 Dt: 2.1.1964).

AMENDMENT

In the said rules after rule 12 the following rules shall be inserted, namely:-

A. Traveling allowances of Special invitees:-

 The persons who are invited to participate in the debates of the council, whether they are members of the Telangana State Legislative Assembly or not shall be eligible for such traveling allowances as may from time to time, be prescribed by the State Government for the members of the First Class General Committee.

 Member of the Telangana State Legislative Assembly be entitled to Traveling allowance both as an invitee to the said Council and as a member of the Legislative Assembly.

Agenda of the Council:-

A notice containing the agenda for each meeting shall be circulated by the Secretary to the Council, to the Members of the Council at least fifteen days before the date on which such meeting is to be held. With each notice, the Secretary shall whenever it is possible furnish or circulate to each member, copies or originals relevant portions relating to each item of business or a precise thereof.

Provided that in case of urgency meeting of the council may be called on such shorter notice as may be deemed necessary the period of such notice not being less than seven days, after obtaining the prior approval of the Chairman of the Council. (G.O. Rt. No. 876, Revenue dated: 11.10.1969)

Quorum:

 Twenty five percent of the total number of members (excluding the Chairman) of the Council shall constitute a quorum for the meeting of the council and if, at any time there is no quorum for the meeting of the council, the meeting shall be adjourned to such date as may be fixed by the Chairman.

Determination by the majority of Votes:

 The advice of the council on any matter placed before it shall be determined by a majority of voters of the members present and voting at a meeting.

Provided that in the case of an equality of votes the Chairman or person acting as such shall have and exercise a casting vote in addition to his own vote.

Form of decision and opinion of the Council:

 The decisions and opinion of the council on matters referred to them by the Governor shall be in the form of recommendations, but any member may, within Twenty four hours, submit a minute of dissent in regard to any recommendations adopted by the Council and such minute shall be added to and form part of the proceedings of the meeting.

Record of Proceedings of the Council:

 A record of proceedings of each meeting of the council shall be drawn up and entered in a book to be kept for the purpose and it shall be signed by the Secretary, copies 

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