Government of Telangana

Government of Telangana is a democratically elected body that governs the State of Telangana, India. The state government is headed by the Governors and Lieutenant-Governors of states of India Governor of Telangana as the nominal head of state, with a democratically elected Chief Minister as the real head of the executive. The governor who is appointed for five years appoints the chief minister and his council of ministers. Even though the governor remains the ceremonial head of the state, the day-to-day running of the government is taken care of by the chief minister and his council of ministers in whom a great deal of legislative powers is vested. The state government maintains its capital at Hyderabad and is seated at the Government Secretariat or the Sachivalayam.

Government of Telangana
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Seat of GovernmentHyderabad
Executive
GovernorTamilisai Soundararajan
Chief MinisterK. Chandrashekar Rao
Chief SecretarySomesh Kumar IAS
Legislature
Assembly
SpeakerPocharam Srinivas Reddy
Deputy SpeakerT. Padma Rao Goud
Members in Assembly119
CouncilTelangana Legislative Council
ChairmanGutha Sukender Reddy
Deputy ChairmanNethi Vidya Sagar
Members in Council40
Judiciary
High CourtTelangana High Court
Chief JusticeJustice Hima Kohli

The Government of Telangana was formed on 2 June 2014 after bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh as part of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014.

Government and administrationEdit

StructureEdit

The Governor is the constitutional head and the Chief Minister is head of the government who also heads the council of ministers. The Chief Justice of the high court is the head of the judiciary.

GovernorEdit

The Governor is appointed by the President for a term of five years. The executive and legislative powers lie with the Chief Minister and his council of ministers, who are appointed by the Governor. The Governors of the states and territories of India have similar powers and functions at the state level as that of the President of India at Union level. Only Indian citizens above 36 years of age are eligible for appointment. Governors discharge all constitutional functions such as the appointment of the Chief Minister, sending reports to the President about failure of constitutional machinery in a state, or with respect to issues relating to the assent to a bill passed by legislature, exercise or their own opinion.[1]

Ekkadu Srinivasan Lakshmi Narasimhan was the governor from 2 June 2014 to 1 September 2019.

Tamilisai Soundararajan has been appointed as the governor on September 1, 2019.

The Governor enjoys many different types of powers:

  1. Executive powers related to administration, appointments, and removals.
  2. Legislative powers related to lawmaking and the state legislature.
  3. Discretionary powers to be carried out according to the discretion of the Governor.

LegislatureEdit

The legislature comprises the governor and the legislative assembly, which is the highest political organ in the state. All members of the legislative assembly are directly elected

The current assembly consists of 119 elected members and one member nominated by the governor.The normal term of the legislative assembly is five years from the date appointed for its first meeting

JudiciaryEdit

The Telangana High Court is the apex court for the state. It is a court of record and has all the powers of such a court including the authority to punish an individual for contempt of court.

ExecutiveEdit

Like in other Indian states, the Executive arm of the state is responsible for the day-to-day management of the state. It consists of the Governor, the Chief Minister and the Council of Ministers.

The secretariat headed by the secretary to the governor assists the council of ministers. The chief minister is assisted by the chief secretary, who is the head of the administrative services.

Chief MinisterEdit

The executive authority is headed by the Chief Minister of Telangana, who is the de facto head of state and is vested with most of the executive powers; the Legislative Assembly's majority party leader is appointed to this position by the Governor. The present Chief Minister is Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao, who took office on 2 June 2014.[2] Generally, the party which reaches more than half mark i.e. 60 seats out of 119 decides the Chief Minister.

Council of MinistersEdit

The Council of Ministers, which answers to the Legislative Assembly, has its members appointed by the Governor; the appointments receive input from the Chief Minister. They are collectively responsible to the legislative assembly of the State. Generally, the winning party and its chief minister chooses the ministers list and submit the list for the governor's approval.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Telangana State has been divided into 33 districts. The business of the state government is transacted through the various secretariat departments based on the rules of business. Each department consists of secretary to government, who is the official head of the department and such other undersecretaries, junior secretaries, officers, and staffs subordinate to him/her. The Chief secretary superintending control over the whole secretariat and staff attached to the ministers.

Council of Ministers:

S. No. Name of the Minister Portfolio
1 T. Harish Rao Finance
2 Allola Indrakaran Reddy Forest & Environment and S&T, Endowments and Law
3 Talasani Srinivas Yadav Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Dairy Development Corp. and Cinematography
4 Mahmood Ali Home, Prisons, Fire Services
5 Etela Rajender Medical & Health and Family Welfare
6 Singireddy Niranjan Reddy Agriculture, Co-operation, Marketing
7 Koppula Eshwar Scheduled Castes Development, Minority Welfare and Senior Citizen Welfare
8 Errabelli Dayakar Rao Panchayat Raj & Rural Development and RWS
9 V. Srinivas Goud Excise & Prohibition, Sports and Youth Services, Archaeology
10 Vemula Prashanth Reddy Roads & Buildings, Legislative Affairs and Housing
11 Malla Reddy Labour & Employment, Factories
12 Guntakandla Jagadish Reddy Energy
13 K. T. Rama Rao MA & UD, Industries & IT & C
14 Sabitha Indra Reddy Education
15 Gangula Kamalakar BC Welfare, Food & Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs
16 Satyavathi Rathod ST Welfare, Women & Child Welfare
17 Puvvada Ajay Kumar Transport

ElectionsEdit

Elections to the state assembly are held every five years. Elections are generally held for Parliament, State assembly and regional panchayats. Like all other Indian states, the minimum age of registration of a voter is 18 years.

Election Commission announced dates for elections in five states including Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram. Polls in Telangana, Rajasthan on Dec 7, results on Dec 11: EC [3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The States". Government of India. Archived from the original on 23 March 2008.
  2. ^ "TRS wins in Telangana". Deccan-Journal. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  3. ^ https://indtoday.com/polls-in-telangana-rajasthan-on-dec-7-results-on-dec-11-ec/

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