Government constituted a committee under the Chairmanship of Sri Naini Narasimha Reddy, Hon’ble Minister for Home, for “Bonalu Festival 2016” to plan and oversee all arrangements in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy Districts in grand scale from 07.07.2016 to 01.08.2016
Bonalu Festival 2016
The above committee has convened meetings on 25.06.2016 and 27.06.2016 respectively with the Cabinet Sub-Committee and representatives of Ummadi Devalaya Committee and after detailed discussions, recommended that an amount of Rs. 80.00 Lakhs may be released to the dept of Culture for organization of Culture programmes and special illumination and an amount of Rs.420.00 Lakhs be released as grant-in-aid to identified temples in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad (GHMC area) for the purpose of Bonalu Festival.
The Committee has also recommended the modalities for utilization and release of the grant –in-aid to identified temples.
4. After careful examination of the matter, Government have decided to implement the recommendations of the Committee and sanctioned an amount of Rs.420.00 lakhs vide G.O Rt.No.309 Rev(Endt.II) Dept Dt: 04.07.2016 (G.O Rt.No.95, Finance (EBS.VII) Department, Dt:02-07-2016) towards grant-in-aid to identified temples in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad (GHMC area) as per the following guidelines in relaxation of the usual procedure
a. The above grant-in-aid shall be utilized for flooring, coloring /white washing, construction of compound walls, minor repairs, water connection, illumination and other related works in such identified temples.
b. A joint Committee comprising Joint Collector, Hyderabad/ Ranga Reddy, as the case may be, Revenue Division Officer concerned, Deputy Commissioner, Endowments Hyderabad (Convener) and Assistant Commissioner, Endowment (Hyderabad / Secunderabad /RR Dist) will scrutinize the requests received from the temple committees and submit the same to the Chairman of the Committee constituted vide Government Memo No.231/L&O/A2/2016 Dt: 24.06.2016 of GA(Law and Order) Dept for approval.
c. The grant-in-aid will be released to the District Collector concerned and the shall in turn be released and credited to the bank accounts of the identified temples/temple committees as approved above.
d. This process shall be completed by 12.07.2016.
e. The temple committee shall be responsible for utilization of the grant-in-aid for the purpose for which it is given and submission of the Utilization Certificates along with Vouchers/Bills and also pre-post work photographs to the Deputy Executive Engineer and Assistant Commissioner, Endowments concerned, who shall verify the works and utilization of the grant-in-aid and submit a consolidated report to the Deputy Commissioner Hyderabad. Appropriate action may be taken in cases where the grant-in-aid is not properly utilized or accounted for.
5. The Commissioner of Endowments, Telangana Hyderabad/ Commissioner GHMC, Collector Hyderabad and RR Dist are requested to take necessary action in the matter.
G.O.RT.No. 317 Dated: 05-07-2016 Read Govt Memo No.231/L&O/A2/2016 Dt:24.06.2016 of GA(Law and Order) Dept.
Revenue Endowments Department – Bonalu Festival 2016 – Constitution of Committee on Bonalu Festival, 2016 – Guidelines for conducting Bonalu Festival, 2016 in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy Districts, from 07.07.2016 to 01.08.2016 – Orders – Issued