Telangana State Employment Guarantee Council TSEGC

Telangana State Employment Guarantee Council TSEGC Government of combined state of Andhra Pradesh had notified the Scheme called ‘Andhra Pradesh Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (APREGS)’ as required under the ‘National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005.

2. After formation of State of Telangana under A.P.Reorganisation Act, 2014, there is a need to constitute a separate State Employment Guarantee Council for Telangana State under Telangana State Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.

3. For the purposes of regular monitoring and reviewing the implementation of this Act at the State level, Sub-Section (1) of Section 12 of ‘ The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 envisage setting up of Telangana State Employment Guarantee Council (TSEGC). The TSEGC shall be the advisory body for the purpose of the Telangana State Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.

4. Accordingly, the Government hereby constitute the Telangana State Employment Guarantee Council (TSEGC) with the following functions, composition and terms and conditions:-

A. The duties and functions of the State Council shall include-

a) advising the State Government on all matters concerning the Scheme and its implementation in the State

b) determining the preferred works

c) reviewing the monitoring and redressal mechanism from time to time and recommending improvements

d) promoting the widest possible dissemination of information about this Act and the Schemes under it

e) monitoring the implementation of this Act and the Schemes in the State and coordinating such implementation with the Central Council

f) preparing the annual report to be laid before the State Legislature by the State Government

g) any other duty or function as may be assigned to it by the Central Council or the State Government

h) The State Council shall have the power to undertake an evaluation of the Schemes operating in the State and for that purpose to collect or cause to be collected statistics pertaining to the rural economy and implementation of the Schemes and Programmes in the State.

B. Composition Official Members
1. Chief Minister Chairperson
2. Minister, Panchayat Raj & Rural Development Vice Chairperson
3. Minister, Agriculture Member
5. Minister, Social Welfare Minister, Tribal Welfare Member Member
6. Minister, Women Development and Child Welfare and Disabled Welfare Member
7. Minister, Labour and Employment Member
8. Minister, Minior Irrigation Member
9. Minister, Forests Member
10. Principal Secretary, Finance Member

11. Principal Secretary, Social Welfare Member
12. Principal Secretary, Tribal Welfare Member
13. Principal Secretary, Irrigation Member
14. Principal Secretary, Rural Development Member Convener
15. Commissioner, Rural Development Member

Non-Official Members

Category I
Representatives from PRIs
a. ZP Chairpersons Two
b. ZPTC member one

c. MPP Presidents one
d. MPTC member/ GP Sarpanchs two
Category II
Representatives from Workers Organizations
Category III

Representatives from Disadvantaged Groups/ Organizations

Five Total Fifteen
C. Terms and Conditions Term
a. The Term of the non-official members representing the Panchayat Raj Institutions is for a period of 3 years or as long as they continue to be in office whichever is earlier. The term of the non-official members of other two categories is for a period of 3 years. The non-official members are entitled to a sitting fee of Rs.1,000 whenever they attend the Council meetings.
b. The Official members of the Council continue to be the members as long as they are in the office.
a. The State Council shall meet atleast once in two months.
b. Whenever necessary, the Chairperson may call for extraordinary meeting of the State Council.
c. The Member Convener shall give a fortnight’s notice to the members for convening the meeting. The notice will contain the agenda for the meeting and the details of date, time and place of the meeting.
d. In case of any urgent matters to be approved by the State Council a meeting by circulation may be held with the members in headquarters and all the members shall approve the circular resolution.
a. No business shall be transacted at any meeting unless a quorum of members is present at the time when the meeting proceeds to transact in business.
b. 50% of the members, both official and non-official members present in the meeting constitute the quorum for the Council meetings.
c. If the quorum is not sufficient for holding the meeting, the meeting shall stand adjourned to another day at such other place and time as the member-convener may determine.
d. If at the adjourned meeting a quorum is not sufficient within half an hour from the time appointed for the meeting, the members present shall be the quorum.


a. The Chairperson shall preside over every meeting of the State Council. In case the Chairperson is not in a position to attend the meeting, he may ask the Vice-Chairperson to preside over the meeting.
b. Every decision shall be taken by a simple majority of the members present at the meeting.
c. The record of decisions taken by the Council in a meeting shall be confirmed in the following meeting.
D. Additional functions
In addition to the duties and functions as specified in Para 6 (A) above, the Sub- Section 3 (g) of Section 12 of the Act enables the State Government to assign any other duty or function to the Council.
The Council shall be the primary apex body responsible for ensuring that the Employment Guarantee Scheme is implemented in the State in its true letter and spirit. For ensuring the same, the State Council shall perform the following functions.
a. The Council shall act as the custodian of the rights and entitlements of the wage seekers as guaranteed by the Act and the Scheme. It shall take all the necessary steps required to play its role as the custodian.
b. The Council shall form its own Sub-Committees, which through frequent public hearings in the notified districts get first hand knowledge about the implementation of the Scheme and report back to the Council.
c. The Council may bring in necessary changes or modifications in the Rules made by the State Government, if at any point of time, substantiated by investigation, it is known that the particular Rule/clause affects the effective implementation of the Scheme.
d. The Council shall take corrective steps in case of any lapses on part of the administration. It may call for production of any record and may call any Officer concerned with the implementation of the Scheme to provide the required information.
e. The Council may appoint Commissioner/s to cause enquiry into any such issues, which it may deem necessary.
f. The Council shall study the issues that are brought to its notice by different stakeholders through various platforms. Studies shall be commissioned wherever necessary and Impact Studies shall be conducted from time to time.
g. The Council shall keep itself updated on the progress of the implementation of the Scheme. The Member Convener shall place the reports generated before the Council for taking necessary decisions to improve the efficiency in implementation of the Scheme.
h. Decisions taken by the Council on every aspect of implementation of the Scheme, in accord with the letter and spirit of the Act and the Scheme, will be final.
5. Technical Support Unit
a. The State Council may establish a Technical Support Unit consisting of full time experts, researchers and investigators representing various fields relevant to the Scheme, which will provide the required technical input. It may either establish its own Unit or may take support from other competent organizations, which can function as Technical Support Units.
b. The Technical Support Unit will be headed by a Secretary, an officer of the rank of Special Grade Deputy Collector/ Joint Director taken on deputation from the Government. The Secretary will assist the Council and its member-convener i.e. the Principal Secretary, RD in performing its functions as detailed above.
6. Funding
The entire expenditure of the Council will be met from the 10% State Component.
7. In exercise of powers conferred under Section 12(1) of NREG Act, 2005, Government hereby nominates the following persons as non-official members.
Category-I: Representatives of Panchayat Raj Institutions :
1. Smt Tula Uma, ZP, Chairperson, Karimnagar.
2. Smt G.Padma, ZP, Chairperson, Warangal.
3. Sri A.Ravi S/o A.Pentaiah, ZPTC, Kethepally village, Kollapur Mandal, Mahabubnagar Dist.

4. Sri Y.Rajinikanth Reddy, S/o Sri Y.Srinivas Reddy, President, MPP Pitlam, R/o Banda Renjal, Pitlam, Nizamabad Dist.

5. Sri Dharavat Hareesh, MPTC, Nelapatla, Kusumanchi Mandal, Khammam dist.

6. Sri A.Shiva Kumar, Sarpanch, Chennaram GP, Yalal Mandal, Ranga Reddy Dist.
Category-II: Representatives of organizations of workers :
1. Sri Kandella Laxman Kishore Kumar Reddy S/o Sri K.Nagi Reddy, R/o Christians Pally, Mahabubnagar.

2. Sri Thupakula Bala Rangam Mudiraj S/o Sri Rangaiah, Ponnala village, Siddipet Mandal, Medak district.

3. Sri Chikyala Harish Kumar S/o Sri C.Venkatanarasimha Rao, Ponkal Village, Mamda Mandal, Adilabad District.

4. Sri Dharavath John S/o Sri Bodya, Surya Thanda, Chivemula Mandal, Nalgonda Dist.
Category-III : Representatives of Disadvantaged groups/ organizations :
1. Sri Allakonda Ashok, S/o Sri Ganganna, Deepaiguda GP, Jainath Mandal, Adilabad Dist.

2. Sri S.Prabhakar, S/o Sri Naidipi Sailu, R/o Mallaram village, Nizamabad Dist.

3. Sri Koripally Srinivas, S/o Sri Venkaiah, R/o Khammam, Khammam Dist.

4. Sri Nemmadi Somaiah, S/o Sri Yellaiah, Bhaktalapuraam, Penpahad Mandal, Nalgonda Dist.

5. Smt Dasari Amaravathi W/o Sri D.Shyam Manohar, Singotam village, Gajwel Mandal, Medak district.

  1. O. Ms.No.49   Dated:06.07.2016
  1. National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005.
  2. G.O.Ms.No. 27, dated 28.01.2006, Panchayat Raj and Rural Development (RD.II) Dept on APREGS.

3. A.P.Reorganisation Act, 2014

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