Telangana Water, Land and Trees District and Mandal Authorities

the Rules made there under for the purpose of facilitating their application in relaxation , adapting the Andhra Pradesh Water, Land and Trees Act, 2002 (Telangana Adaption Order) 2014 to the State of Telangana.

Commissioner, Rural Development has submitted proposals for revision of the orders issued in GOs view of reorganization of the districts in the state as following:

i. The District Water Land and Trees Authority constituted G.O. 2nd read above may be revised for all Districts of Telangana State with District Collector as the Ex-officio Chairman and the District Rural Development Officer (DRDO), District Rural Development Agency as Ex-officio Member Secretary instead of Project Director, District Water Management Agency.

ii. The Divisional Water Land and Trees Authority constituted vide G.O. 3rd read above may be revised for all Revenue Divisions of Telangana State with Revenue Divisional Officer / Sub-Collector as the Ex-officio Chairman and the Executive Engineer, Rural Water Supply (having jurisdiction) as the Ex-officio Member Convener.

iii. The Mandal Water Land and Trees Authority constituted vide G.O. 4th read above may be revised for all Mandals of Telangana State with MRO of the concerned mandal as the Ex-officio Chairman and the Assistant Engineer, Rural Water Supply (having jurisdiction) as the Ex-officio Member Secretary.

Accordingly, the Government hereby revise the orders issued in the GOs 2nd, 3rd and 4th read above keeping in view of the reorganization of the districts in the State.

The following Notification will be published in an Extra Ordinary issue of the Telangana State Gazettee dated:03-12-2019.

The Commissioner, Printing, Stationery and Stores Purchase (Printing Wing) shall take necessary action to publish the following notification in the Extra Ordinary issue of the Telangana State Gazettee dated:03-12-2019 and supply (100) Copies to the Government.

The Commissioner, Rural Development, Hyderabad shall take necessary action in the matter.

Telangana Water, Land and Trees District and Mandal Authorities NOTIFICATION

In exercise of the powers conferred under rule 8(1) of the Telangana Water, Land and Trees Rules, 2004, the Government of Telangana, hereby Re-constitute the District / Divisional/ Mandal Water, Land and Trees Authorities as follows:

THE TELANGANA STATE WATER, LAND AND TREES DISTRICT LEVEL AUTHORITY:

(a) District Collector Ex-officio Chairman
(b) One Member of Parliament and two members of the Legislative Assembly as nominated by the Government. Out of two Members of Legislative Assembly, one shall be preferably from main opposition political party Ex-officio Members
(c) Three Mandal Parishad Presidents and two Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituency members to be nominated by the Ex-officio Chairman of the District Authority. Ex-officio Members
(d) Joint. Director, Agriculture Department. Ex-officio Member
(e) Superintending Engineer, Irrigation Department. Ex-officio Member
(f) Superintending Engineer, Rural Water Supply Department Ex-officio Member
(g) Deputy Director, Ground Water Department. Ex-officio Member
(h) Deputy Director. Mines and Geology Department Ex-officio Member
(i) Deputy Conservator of Forests (Planning & Extension). Ex-officio Member
(j) Project Officer/ Integrated Tribal Development Agency / MADA / PTG Ex-officio Member
(k) Regional Officer, Telangana State Pollution Control Board Ex-officio Member
(l) District Panchayat Officer Ex-officio Member
(m) An official from Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board, in respect of Rangareddy and Hyderabad Districts Ex-officio Member
(n) Municipal Commissioner of Head Quarter Municipality Ex-officio Member
(o) Other Non Official persons not exceeding five, who in the opinion of the Ex-Officio Chairman of the District Authority are interested in the conservation of natural resources of which one shall belong to Scheduled Caste, one to Scheduled Tribe and one shall be a woman. Non-official Members
(p) Director, Urban forestry, HUDA in respect of Hyderabad and Rangareddy districts. Ex-officio Member
(q) Project Director, District Water Management Agency (DWMA). Ex-officio Member Secretary

THE TELANGANA STATE WATER, LAND AND TREES DIVISIONAL LEVEL AUTHORITY:

(a) R.D.O / Sub-Collector Ex-officio Chairman
(b) Three Mandal Parishad Presidents and two Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituency members to be nominated by the Ex-Officio Chairman of the District Authority Ex-officio Member
(c) Deputy Director of Agriculture (having jurisdiction) Ex-officio Member
(d) Executive Engineer, Irrigation (having jurisdiction) Ex-officio Member
(e) Executive Engineer, Rural Water Supply (having jurisdiction) Ex-officio Convener
(f) Geologist of Ground Water Dept. Ex-officio Member
(g) An officer from Mines and Geology Dept. Ex-officio Member
(h) Forest Range Officer (having jurisdiction) Ex-officio Member
(i) An officer from TS TRANSCO Ex-officio Member
(j) Divisional level Panchayat Officer (having jurisdiction) Ex-officio Member
(k) Commissioner Municipality (having jurisdiction) Ex-officio Members

THE TELANGANA STATE WATER, LAND AND TREES MANDAL LEVEL AUTHORITY:

(a) Mandal Revenue Officer of the concerned Mandal. Ex-officio Chairman
(b) Mandal Development Officer Ex-officio Vice-Chairman
(c) Sarpanch of the Mandal Headquarter Gram Panchayat Ex-officio Member
(d) Two Mandal Parishad Territorial Constituency Members of the concerned mandal to be nominated by the Ex-officio Chairman of the Mandal Authority with the approval of Ex-officio Chairman of the District Authority. Ex-officio Member
(e) Assistant Executive Engineer, Irrigation Department. Ex-officio Member
(f) An Officer from Ground Water Department. Ex-officio Member
(g) Assistant Director, Agriculture Department. Ex-officio Member
(h) Assistant Project Director, Integrated Tribal Development Agency. Ex-officio Member
(i) Forest Section Officer (having jurisdiction) Ex-officio Member
(j) Three non-official members, of whom, one shall be a woman, who in the’ opinion of the Ex-officio Chairman of

Mandal Authority are interested in the conservation of natural resources or presidents of the Water Users Association or Vana Samrakshan Samithi or Watershed Association to be nominated with the approval of the Ex-officio Chairman of the District Authority. Non-official Members
(k) An official from Telangana State Transmission Corporation having jurisdiction Ex-officio Member
(l) Assistant Executive Engineer of Rural Water Supply. Ex-officio Member Secretary
(m) Municipal Commissioner (if Mandal headquarter happens to be municipality) Ex-officio Member

Rural Development Department – The Telangana Water, Land and Trees Rules, 2004 – Constitution of the District /Divisional and Mandal Authorities – Notification – Orders – Issued.

PANCHAYAT RAJ & RURAL DEVELOPMENT (RD.I) DEPARTMENT

G.O.Ms.No Dated:26-11-2019

  1. G.O.Ms.No.18, PR & RD (RD.II) Department, Dt.31-01-2015.
  2. G.O.Ms.No.10, PR & RD (RD) Department, Dt:29-01-2016.
  3. G.O.Ms.No.24, PR & RD (RD) Department, Dt:15-03-2016.
  4. G.O.Ms.No.25, PR & RD (RD) Department, Dt:15-03-2016.
  5. From the Commissioner, Rural Development, Telangana, Hyderabad, Lr.No.72/ SLNA/APWALTA/2014, Dt:08-02-2017 & 25-05-2017.
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