Government sanctioned establishment of Water and Land Management Training and Research Institute (WALAMTARI) at Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, in view of the need to converse and optimize the utilization of water resources and to bridge the gap between creation and utilization of irrigation potential under irrigation projects.
WALAMTARI was made autonomous and was registered as a society under the Andhra Pradesh (Telangana Area) Public Societies Registration Act, 1350 F (Act No. 1 of 1350 F) vide G. O. 3rd read above with Registration No. 3591/92.
Rules issued regarding the composition of first member of the Society, Governing Council, Executive Committee and their powers and functions of Governing Council, Executive Committee, Chairman, Director General and Administrative Officer.
As per Section 75 (1) of the A. P. Reorganisation Act, 2014, the Government of the State of Andhra Pradesh or the State of Telangana, as the case may be, shall, in respect of the institutions specified in the Tenth Schedule to this Act, located in the State, continue to provide facilities to the people of the other State which shall not, in any respect, be less favourable to such people than what were being provided to them before the appointed day, for such period and upon such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon between the two State Governments, within a period of one year from the appointed day or, if no agreement is reached within the said period, as may be fixed by order of the Central Government.
Constitution of first members of Society, Governing Council, General Body & Executive Committee is made with the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Hon’ble Minister for Minor Irrigation, Secretaries and Officials of erstwhile Government of Andhra Pradesh.
As per Section – 101 of the A. P. Reorganisation Act, 2014, for the purpose of facilitating the application in relation to the State of Andhra Pradesh or the State of Telangana of any law made before the appointed day, the appropriate Government may, before the expiration of two years from that day, by order, make such adaptations and modifications of the law, whether by way of repeal or amendment, as may be necessary or expedient, and thereupon every such law shall have effect subject to the adaptations and modifications so made until altered, repealed or amended by a competent Legislature or other competent authority.
In view of the above provisions, as the Institute belongs to Government of Telangana, the orders issued in G. O. Ms. No. 203, Dated 23-06-1992 has to be modified suitably and constituting the first Members of the Society, Governing Council, Executive Committee with Hon’ble Chief Minister, Hon’ble Minister for Irrigation, Secretaries and officials from Telangana State.
Accordingly proposals were submitted by the Director General, WALAMTARI for issuing necessary orders vide reference fourth read above. The composition of the first Members of the society are as follows:
|Sl. No.||Designation of their locus standi in the society:||Occupation:|
|1.||Chairman||Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Telangana, Hyderabad.|
|2.||Vice-Chairman||Hon’ble Minister for Irrigation & CAD Department, Govt. of Telangana, Hyderabad.|
|3.||Member||Secretary to Government (CAD), Irrigation & CAD Dept., Govt. of Telangana, Hyderabad.|
|4.||Member||Secretary to Government, Finance Department, Govt. of Telangana, Hyderabad.|
|5.||Member||Engineer-in-Chief (AW), Irrigation & CAD Department, Govt. of Telangana, Hyderabad.|
|6.||Member||Engineer-in-Chief (Irrigation), Irrigation & CAD Department, Govt. of Telangana, Hyderabad.|
|7.||Member-Secretary||Director General, WALAMTARI, Himayatsagar, Hyderabad.|
Government after careful examination of the matter hereby approve the Memorandum of Association and Rules and direct the Director General, Water and Land Management Training and Research Institute (WALAMTARI) to register modified Memorandum of Associates under Societies Registration Act.
This orders issues with the concurrence of Finance (WP) Department vide their U. O. No. 11414/200/A1/WP/15, dated 21-09-2015.
ANNEXURE – I MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION
WATER AND LAND MANAGEMENT TRAINING AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE (WALAMTARI), HIMAYATHSAGAR, HYDERABAD, TELANGANA.
(Registered as a society under the Andhra Pradesh (Telangana area) public societies registration Act, 1350 (Act No. 1 of 1350 F) (Regd. No. 3591/92)
- The name of the society shall be “Water and Land Management Training and Research Institute”(herein after referred to as WALAMTARI).
- The registered office of the WALAMTARI shall be situated at Himayatsagar, Hyderabad – 500030 in the State of Telangana.
- The main objectives for which the Institute is established are:
(a) to train different level Government functionaries of the department of Irrigation and Command Area Development and the department of Agriculture and other allied departments and agencies of the State Government dealing with aspects relating to Water and Land management in Planning, designing, construction, operation and maintenance of irrigation and drainage networks, etc., with due emphasis on micro – level functioning and “On Farm” irrigation practices to ensure optimum utilization of water and land Resources;
(b) to ensure full understanding of the principles of efficient operational plans and improved irrigation practices at all levels of scheme management and among the farmers;
(c) to provide a better understanding among the water users of the optimal utilization of water and land resources and to inculcate a sense of belonging;
(d) to function as an Apex body on all matters relating to water and land management and render advice to the State Government and the departments of the State Government, dealing with these matters, pertaining to policies of water and land management with a view to improve the performance; and deal with any other issues entrusted by the Government to the Institute;
(e) to provide consultancy services to the Government, local bodies associations and individuals in the areas of water and land management;
(f) to undertake intensive and need based research on water and land management with the collaboration of other institutions, associations and societies interested in similar objects;
(g) to establish and maintain project training centers and create such facilities as may be necessary for field training of officials and non-officials, farmers, and conduct Research on field oriented problems in Irrigation Water and Land Management as considered desirable for the promotion of the objectives of the Society;
(h) to depute within the country and abroad the staff of the Institute for specialized training in water and land management and allied areas;
(i) to start, conduct, print, publish and exhibit magazines, periodicals, newspapers, books pamphlets or posters that may be considered desirable for the promotion of the objects of the society;
(j) to invest and deal with the funds of the society;
(k) to make rules and byelaws for the conduct of the affairs of the society and the Institute and from time to time add to, amend, vary and rescind them.
With a view to facilitating the society’s activities and for achieving its objects the society may:
(a) acquire by gift, purchase, exchange, lease, hire or otherwise howsoever any land, buildings easements, rights-in-common and any other property both movable or immovable, including machinery, equipment or estate, or interest, for the furtherance of all or any of the objects of the society;
(b) borrow and raise moneys without or on the security by way of mortgage, charge and hypothecation or pledge of all or any of the immovable or movable properties belonging to the society or in any other manner whatsoever with the prior permission in writing of the Government of Telangana;
(c) sell, mortgage, charge, lease, exchange and /or otherwise transfer of dispose of all or any property immovable or movable of the society provided that when the value of the immovable property exceeds one lakh of rupees with prior permission in writing of the Government of Telangana;
(d) solicit, obtain and accept from any person, firm, company corporation, Institution, local body or authority of State or Central Government or any other organizations/agencies national or international, subscriptions, donations, grants, gifts, bequests of money and all kinds of property movable and immovable either unconditionally or any special terms and conditions or on trusts not being inconsistent with the objects of the society as the society may think fit;
(e) invest and deal with the money of the society, in such manner as may from time to time be determined by society;
(f) construct, maintain, repair, extend, alter, improve or develop any buildings or works necessary or convenient for the purposes of the society.
- In carrying out its objects the society may:
(a) pay out of the funds belonging to the society, or out of any particular part of such funds, all expenses that are incidental to the formation of the society, and for achieving its aims and objectives, including management and administration of the society and the said Institute, including all rents, rates, taxes, outgoings and the salaries of the employees of the society and the Institute;
(b) draw, make, accept, endorse and negotiate cheques, hundies, promissory notes or other negotiable instruments;
(c) for the purpose aforesaid or any of them, to sign, execute and deliver such assurances and deeds as may be necessary;
(d) construct and maintain buildings, works, and conveniences of all kinds suitable for any of the purposes of the society;
(e) subscribe, or ‘otherwise assist or guarantee moneys to charitable, benevolent, scientific, national, public or any other institutions, objects or purposes;
(f) purchase or acquire from any Government or such authorities, any licenses, concessions, grants, decrees, rights, powers and privileges, whatsoever, which may seem to the society capable of being turned to account and take action to work develop, carry out, exercise, and turn to account the same;
(g) apply for, purchase, or otherwise acquire any patents, brevets de inventions, licenses, concessions and the like conferring exclusive or non-exclusive or limited right to use any secret of other information as to any inventions which may seem capable of being used for any of the purposes of the society or the acquisition of which may directly or indirectly benefit the society and to use, exercise or develop or grant licenses in respect of, or otherwise, turn to account, the property, right or information so acquired;
(h) make donations to such persons or institutions whether of cash or any other assets, as may be, that are directly or indirectly conducive to any of the society’s objects, or otherwise expedient and in particular, to remunerate any persons or corporations introducing or assisting the society;
(i) establish and support or aid the establishment of, and support associations, institutions, societies, funds, trusts and conveniences for the benefit of the employees or ex-employees or persons having connections of such persons and in particular friendly or other benefit of societies and to grant pensions, allowances, gratuities, either by way of annual payments, or by way of lumpsum and to make payments towards insurance and to form and contribute to provident and benefit funds to or for such persons;
(j) generally to do and execute all such other acts, matters and things as are incidental or conducive to or necessary for the attainment of the above objects or any of them;
(k) to do such other things as are necessary for the conduct of the affairs of the society on furtherance of its objectives and in accordance with rules made therefore;
The income and property of the institute howsoever shall be used towards the promotion of the objects as set forth in this Memorandum of Association subject to such conditions and limitations as the Government may, from time to time, impose. No part of the income or property of the Institute shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividend or bonus or otherwise howsoever, by way of profit to the persons who, at any time, have been the members of the Institute or to any of them or to any persons claiming through them, provided that nothing herein contained shall prevent the payment in good faith or remuneration to members thereof or other persons in return for any service rendered to the Institute.
No member of the Institute shall have personal claim on any movable or immovable property of the Institute or make any profit whatsoever by virtue of its membership.
After winding up or dissolution of the Institute there shall remain, after the satisfaction of the debits and liabilities and property whatsoever the same shall not be paid or distributed among the members of the institute or any of them but shall be dealt with in the manner as provided in the Andhra Pradesh (Telangana Area) Public Societies Registration Act, 1350 F).
No benefaction shall be accepted by the Institute which in its opinion involves conditions or obligations opposed to the spirit and objectives of the Institute.
The State Government may appoint one or more persons to review the work and progress of the Institute and to hold enquiries into the affairs hereof and to report thereon in such manner as the Government may stipulate. Upon receipt of any such report the State Government, as it may consider necessary in respect of any of the matters dealt with in the report and the Institute shall be bound to comply with such directions.
The names, occupation and addresses of the first members of the Water and Land Managements Training and Research Institute, to whom by the rules of the Society the management of its affairs is entrusted, are as follows (as required under the Andhra Pradesh (Telangana Area) Societies Registration Act, 1350 F (Act No.1 of 1350 F):
|1)||Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Telangana, Hyderabad||Chairman|
|2)||Hon’ble Minister for Irrigation & CAD Department, Government of Telangana, Hyderabad||Vice-Chairman|
|3)||Principal Secretary to Government, Irrigation & CAD (CAD) Department, Government of Telangana, Hyderabad||Member|
|4)||Principal Secretary to Government, Finance Department, Government of Telangana, Hyderabad||Member|
|5)||Engineer-in-Chief (AW), Irrigation & CAD Department, Government of Telangana, Hyderabad||Member|
|6)||Engineer-in-Chief (Irrigation), Irrigation & CAD Department, Government of Telangana, Hyderabad||Member|
|7)||Director General, WALAMTARI, Himayatsagar, Hyderabad||Member/ Secretary|
We respectively hold ourselves responsible to run the affairs of the society according to the rules annexed herewith.
ANNEXURE – II
MODIFIED RULES OF THE WATER AND LAND MANAGEMENT TRAINING AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE (WALAMTARI), HYDERABAD, TELANGANA
These rules may be called the “Telangana Water and Land Management Training and Research Institute Rules, 2015”, herein after referred to as WALAMTARI.
In these rules, unless there in anything repugnant in the subject or context, otherwise indicated:-
i) “Institute” means Water and Land Management Training and Research Institute.
ii) “Government” means Government of Telangana.
iii) “The Governing Council” means the Governing Council of the Institute.
iv) “The Executive Committee” means the Executive Committee of the Institute.
v) “The President” means the President of the Governing Council of the Institute.
vi) “The Vice President” means the Vice President of the Governing Council of the Institute.
vii) “The Chairman, means the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Institute.
viii) “The Co-Chairman” means the Co-Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Institute.
ix) “Rules” means any of the Rules and Regulations of the Institute.
x) “Year” means the period from the 1st April to 31st
xi) “The Bye-laws” means the Bye-laws framed under the Rules of the Institute.
xii) Unless where the context otherwise indicates:
a) Words importing the singular number shall also include the plural number and vice versa; and
b) Words importing the masculine gender also including the feminine gender.
- Signatories to the Memorandum of Association of the Society shall be the First Members of the Society.
Terms of Membership:
Out of the first members of the Society, every member of the society shall continue to be member of the society so long as he holds office and shall cease to be a member of the society as soon as he ceases to hold such office.
a) All the members of the Governing Council and the First Members of the Society are the members of the General Body.
b) There shall be annual General Body meeting of the society to be held at such time, date and place as may be determined by the chairman of the Society in the month of April to review the general functioning of the Society.
c) The quorum for General Body meeting shall be half of its members.
d) The Chairman may at any time convene a Special meeting of the Society whenever he thinks fit.
Composition of the Governing Council:
a) The Governing Council consist of the following members, viz.,
|i||The Hon’ble Chief Minister of the State of Telangana||President|
|ii||The Hon’ble Minister for Irrigation & Command Area Development of the State of Telangana. Hyderabad||Vice-President|
|iii||The Secretary to Government Irrigation and Command Area Development Department Govt., of Telangana, Hyderabad||Member|
|iv||The APC & Secretary to Government, Agriculture Department, Govt., of Telangana, Hyderabad||Member|
|v||The Secretary to Government Finance Department, Govt., of Telangana, Hyderabad||Member|
|vi||The Commissioner Command Area Development, Government of Telangana||Member|
|vii||The Engineer-in – Chief, (Admin.) Irrigation and Command Area Development Department Govt., of Telangana,||Member|
|viii||Member of Central Water Commission, Incharge of State Training Institutes, Govt., of India.||Member|
|ix||Any one of the Ex-director Generals, of the Institute as Expert.||Member|
|x||The Chief Engineer, IRMIO, Central Water Commission, Govt. of India.||Member|
|xi||One of the Directors of the National Institutes located in Hyderabad and working in the area of Water Management / Agriculture.||Member|
|xii||Two of the Directors of WALAMI/IMTI from neighbouring states.||Member|
|xiii||The Engineer-in-Chief (Irrigation), Irrigation & CAD Department, Govt., of Telangana||Member|
|xiv||The Chief Engineer, Minor Irrigation, (Godavari Basin) Govt., of Telangana||Member|
|xv||Four Chief Engineers from the Major Irrigation Projects in Telangana||Member|
|xvi||The Director of Research, Prof. Jayashankar Telangana state Agricultural University.||Member|
|xvii||The Director General, WALAMTARI, Himayatsagar, Hyderabad.||Member/ Secretary|
|xviii||Such members of the Society as may be determined by the State Government from time to time.||–|
b) The Government may increase the number of the members of the Governing Council as deemed necessary from time to time.
(a) The details of the members of the Governing Council are as follows:
|Sl. No.||Occupation & Address||Designation|
|1||Hon’ble Chief Minister , Government of Telangana||President|
|2||Hon’ble Minister for Irrigation & CAD., Govt. of Telangana Hyderabad||Vice-President|
|3||The Secretary to Government Irrigation and Command Area Development Department, Govt., of Telangana, Hyderabad||Member|
|4||APC & Secretary to Govt., Agriculture Dept., Govt., of Telangana, Hyderabad||Member|
|5||Secretary to Finance Department, Govt., of Telangana, Hyderabad||Member|
|6||Commissioner, CAD, Govt., of Telangana, Hyderabad||Member|
|7||Engineer-in – Chief, (Admin.) I&CAD Department, Govt., of Telangana , Errum Manzil, Hyderabad||Member|
|8||Member of Central Water Commission, Incharge of State Training Institutes, Govt., of India, New Delhi||Member|
|9||Expert members- Ex – Director General, WALAMTARI, (Dr. K. Tirupataiah,) H. No.: 3-3-111/8, Siri Enclave, Hyderguda, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-48.||Member|
|10||Chief Engineer, IRMIO, C.W.C, Govt. of India, New Delhi||Member|
|11||Director, NAARM, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad||Member|
|12||Director, IMTI, Trichy, Tamilnadu||Member|
|13||Director, WALMI, Aurangabad, Maharashtra.||Member|
|14||Engineer-in-Chief (Irrigation), Govt., of Telangana, Hyderabad.||Member|
|15||Chief Engineer, Minor Irrigation, Godavari Basin, Hyderabad, Telangana.||Member|
|16||Chief Engineer, Sri Ram Sagar Project, Hyderabad.||Member|
|17||Chief Engineer, Nagarjuna Sagar Project, Hyderabad.||Member|
|18||Chief Engineer (Projects), Mahaboobnagar, Hyderabad.||Member|
|19||Chief Engineer, Godavari Lift Irrigation Scheme, Hyderabad.||Member|
|20||The Director of Research, Prof. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad.||Member|
|21||Director General, WALAMTARI, Himayatsagar, Hyderabad.||Member/ Secretary|
b) The Institute shall have the status of Grade-I Institutes established under the State Government.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF MEMBERSHIP OF GOVERNING COUNCIL:
(a) Out of the first members of the Society, every member of the Society shall continue to be a member of the Governing Council only so long as he holds office and shall cease to be a member of the Governing Council as soon as he ceases to hold such office.
(b) The Government may, at any time and from time to time, appoint new members in place of the persons so ceasing to be members of the Society or appoint additional members subject to like conditions as to the terms of membership and in case of such new or additional members the provisions of Rules 8(a) above shall take effect as if such new or additional members were the signatories to the Memorandum of Association and the respective offices held by them were the offices specified against their names.
(c) Where any person is the member of the Governing Council by reason of holding office, his membership of the Governing Council shall terminate when he ceases to hold that office or appointment and in his vacancy his successor in office shall automatically be a member of the Council;
The institute shall keep a roll of members along with their addresses and occupations and every member shall sign the same on each occasion of the meetings of the Governing Council.
In the event of any change in addresses of any member, it will be notified by the member to the Director General, WALAMTARI failing which the recorded address shall be deemed to be his address.
Whereas particular members of the Governing Council is listed by reason of office or appointment, his membership of the Governing Council shall terminate automatically if and when the ceases to hold that office of appointment.
Members of the Governing Council shall cease to be members on conviction of a criminal offence involving moral turpitude or in the event of non-attendance of 3 consecutive meetings of the Governing Council.
Resignation from membership of the Governing Council shall be tendered to the Member Secretary of the Governing Council and shall not take effect unless it has been accepted on behalf of the Institute by the President.
Casual vacancies in the Governing Council other than that of Ex-Officio members shall be filled by nomination by the President of the Governing Council.
Explanation: Casual vacancy means a vacancy caused by resignation or death of a member.
OFFICERS OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL:
- The Governing Council shall have the following officers:
- a) President
- b) Vice- President
- c) Member Secretary
- a) The president of the Governing Council shall be the Chief Minister of Telangana.
- b) The Vice President of the Governing Council shall be the Minister for Irrigation & CAD, Govt., of Telangana.
- c) The Member- Secretary to the Governing Council shall be the Director General of the Institute.
POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL
- The Governing Council shall have the following powers and functions:
(i) to give overall policy guidance for the efficient functioning of the Institute;
(ii) to review the working of the Institute with reference to the Annual Plan of Action and the expectations of the State Government;
(iii) to consider the Annual Report of the Institute approved by the Executive Committee;
(iv) to adopt the budget Estimates as approved by the Executive Committee and to forward them to the State Government for sanction.
The president shall provide general guidance and shall have the authority to periodically cause the work and progress of the Institute to be reviewed in order to ensure that the activities of the Society are carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Memorandum of Association, By-laws, Rules and Regulations of the Institute. The Review thus undertaken shall be sent to the Executive Committee for appropriate action.
All meetings of Governing Council shall be presided over by the President and in his absence by the Vice-President. If the President / Vice-President is not present at the meeting of the Society, any member of the Society, appointed for the purpose by the president in writing, shall be the President of the meeting. If there is no authorization by the president in favour of any member of the society a member chosen by the members present at the meeting shall be the President of the meeting.
Note: The President may invite any person other than a member to attend a meeting of the Governing Council; such invitee shall not, however, be entitled to vote at the meeting.
- Seven members of the Governing Council present in person shall constitute the quorum at any meeting of the Governing Council.
- Not less than 10 days clear notice of every meeting of the Governing Council shall be given to each member of the Governing Council.
- Every notice calling a meeting of the Governing Council shall state the date, time and place at which such meeting will be held and shall, except as otherwise provided in these Rules and Regulations, be under the signature of the Member-Secretary.
- The Governing Council shall hold atleast one meeting in a year at such place and time as the President may decide.
- Each member of the Governing Council including the President shall have one vote and if there is equality of votes on any question to be decided by the Governing Council, the President shall, in addition, have a casting vote.
- Any business, which it may be necessary for the Governing Council to perform, may be carried out by so circulating and approval by the majority of the members signing shall be as effective and binding as if such resolution had been passed at a meeting of the Governing Council, provided that atleast half of the members of the Governing Council have recorded their approval of the resolution.
OFFICERS AND AUTHORITIES OF THE INSTITUTE:
- The Officers of the Institute shall be the President, the Director General and such other persons as may be designated as such by the Governing Council.
- (a) The WALAMTARI shall have a full-time Director General. The Director General of the Institute shall be an Officer from Irrigation & CAD Department of the rank of Engineer-in- Chief.
(b) The Director General shall be Member Secretary of the Governing Council.
- (a) In addition to Governing Council there shall be an Executive Committee for the Institute.
(b) The Executive Committee may appoint any other Committee for any purpose as it may deem necessary from time to time.
- The affairs of the Institute shall be administered by the Executive Committee subject to these rules and overall supervision of the Governing Council.
- The following members shall comprise the Executive Committee:
|(1)||Secretary to Government, I & CAD (CAD) Department
Govt. of Telangana., Hyderabad
|(2)||Director General, WALAMTARI, Himayatsagar, Hyderabad||Co-Chairman|
|(3)||Commissioner of Agriculture, Government of Telangana, Hyderabad||Member|
|Commissioner, Command Area Development, Government of Telangana, Hyderabad||Member|
|(5)||Engineer-in-Chief (Admn.), Irrigation & CAD Department, Government of Telangana, Hyderabad.||Member|
|(6)||Engineer-in-Chief (Irrigation), Government of Telangana, Hyderabad||Member|
|(7)||Chief Engineer, Nagarjuna Sagar Project||Member|
|(8)||Chief Engineer, Sri Ram Sagar Project, Hyderabad||Member|
|(9)||Chief Engineer, Central Designs Organization, Irrigation Department, Government of Telangana, Hyderabad||Member|
|(10)||Director, Engineering Faculty, WALAMTARI, Himayatsagar, Hyderabad||Member|
|(11)||Director Agriculture Faculty, WALAMTARI, Himayatsagar, Hyderabad||Member|
|(12)||Administrative Officer, WALAMTARI, Himayatsagar, Hyderabad||Member- Convener|
FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
- (a) The Executive Committee shall be responsible for the pursuit of the objectives of the Institute in letter and spirit by ensuring the functions and activities of the Institute are carried out efficiently.
(b) The Executive Committee shall exercise control and manage all the affairs, funds and resources of the Institute and shall have authority to exercise all the powers of the Institute;
(c) The Executive Committee shall approve the Annual Budget of the Institute and recommend it to the Governing Council for adoption and for forwarding it to the Government for sanction;
(d) With the prior approval of the State Government, the Executive Committee shall have powers to frame and amend Bye-laws, Rules and Regulations of the Institute for the administration and management of the affairs of the Institute;
(e) Within the Rules and Regulations, the Executive Committee shall have powers excepting those that are within the purview of the powers of the Director General as herein after defined, to sanction posts and appoint all categories of officers and regulate the terms and conditions of their services.
(f) The Executive Committee shall have the power to enter into arrangement with the State and Central Governments and other Public or Private Organizations or individuals for furtherance of the objectives of the Institute, for implementation of the programmes and for securing and accepting endowments, both movable and immovable, grants-in-aid, donations or gifts, provided that it shall not be inconsistent or in conflict with the objectives and rules of the Institute or of the policies of the State Government.
(g) The Executive Committee may, by resolution, appoint, any Advisory Board or other Special Committees for such purposes and with such powers as it may deem fit and it may also dissolve any or all such committees set up by it;
(h) The Executive Committee may delegate to the Director General of the Institute, such administrative and financial powers not vested in him by virtue of his post as herein after defined, and impose such duties as deemed proper and also prescribe limitations within which these powers and duties are to be exercised or discharged.
POWERS OF THE CHAIRMAN / CO-CHAIRMAN:
- (a) Every meeting of the Executive Committee shall be presided over by its Chairman and in his absence by the Co-Chairman or in their absence by a member chosen by the members present at the meeting;
(b) The Chairman of the Executive Council may himself call or by a requisition in writing signed by him, may require the Director General to call a meeting of the Executive Council at any time;
(c) The Chairman shall have one vote and in case there shall be an equality of votes on any question to be decided by Executive Committee, it’s Chairman or in his absence the person presiding over the meeting shall in addition have a casting vote;
(d) The Chairman of the Executive Committee may invite any person, other than a member to attend a meeting of the Executive Committee. Such invitee shall not, however, be entitled to vote at the meeting;
(e) Any business which it may be necessary for the Executive Committee to perform may be carried out by circulation among all its members and any resolution so circulated and approved by a majority of the members signing shall be as effectual and binding as if the resolution had been passed at a meeting of the Executive committee, provided that atleast six members have recorded their views on the resolution.
FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF DIRECTOR GENERAL:
- (a) The Director General shall be a whole time employee of the Institute and shall be the Principal Officer of the Institute. He shall be responsible for the proper administration of the affairs of the Institute under the direction and guidance of the President and the Executive Committee.
(b) It shall be the duty of the Director General to coordinate the functions of the various units and the activities of the Institute.
(c) The Director General shall be the Chairman of the Sub-Committee constituted by the Executive Committee for any special purpose as deemed necessary.
(d) The Director General shall have the powers as that of Engineer-in-Chief of Irrigation & CAD Department/Head of the Department in the Government/Head of the category I institute established by Government.
(e) The Director General shall be responsible for the proper maintenance of the accounts of the Institute and their audit.
(f) The Director General may delegate any of his powers and functions to any other persons working on a whole-time basis in the Institute or authority appointed or established under the rules;
(g) The Director General shall deal with all legal issues, suits and other proceedings on behalf of the Institute and shall have powers to compromise and settle as deemed necessary duly following the Government procedures and to engage a legal counsel as and when required.
(h) The Director General shall perform any other duties assigned to him from time to time by the Executive Committee.
DUTIES OF MEMBER-CONVENOR:
- (a) The Administrative Officer as Member-Convener of the Executive Committee shall prepare the Agenda in consultation with the Chairman / Co-Chairman. He shall issue notices of meetings to the members of the Executive Committee; shall maintain the proceedings of the Executive Committee; shall prepare the minutes of the Executive Committee meeting and circulate them to the Chairman/Co-Chairman and members of the Executive committee for confirmation;
(b) He shall perform and carry out all such works delegated/assigned to him from time to time by the Director General.
POWERS TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE INSTITUTE:
- Whenever it appears to the Chairman and any other members of the Executive Committee that it is advisable to modify the Institute’s Rules and Regulations, the Chairman, or the Member of the Executive Committee as the case may be, shall submit the proposition to the Executive Committee of the Institute in a written report and the Director General shall cause to convene a special meeting as per Rules and Regulations of the Institute to consider such amendments.
- No amendments shall be carried into effect unless such report shall have been delivered or sent by post to other members of the Executive Committee 14 clear days prior to the special meeting convened by the Chairman for the consideration thereof; nor unless such proposition shall have been agreed to by the votes of two third of the members present at a second special meeting convened by the Chairman at an interval of atleast one month after the former meeting. No amendment as approved by the Executive Committee, however, shall become effective unless such amendment has been approved by the Government.
ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT:
- The Financial year of the Institute shall be the same as that of the State Government.
- The Institute shall maintain proper accounts and other relevant records and prepare an annual statement of Accounts, including the balance sheet, in such form as may be prescribed by the State Government.
- The accounts of the institute shall be audited annually in the manner as the Executive Committee may direct and any expenditure incurred in connection with the audit of the accounts of the society shall be payable by the Institute.
- The accounts of the Institute as certified by the auditors together with the audit report thereon shall be forwarded annually to the State Government.
ANNUAL LIST OF GOVERNING COUNCIL AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
Once in every year the list of office bearers and members of the institute as required under the Andhra Pradesh (Telangana Area) Public Societies Registration Act, 1350 F (Act No.1 of 1350 F) shall be furnished to the State of Telangana.
DISSOLUTION AND ADJUSTMENT OF AFFAIRS:
- If the Society needs to be dissolved, it shall be dissolved as per provisions laid down under the Andhra Pradesh (Telangana Area) Public Societies Registration Act, 1350 F (Act No. 1 of 1350 F) as applicable to the State of Telangana.
- In case the society has to be wound up, the movable and immovable property and funds of the society shall be transferred or paid to some other Institution with similar aims and objects or to the State Government itself with approval of Government of Telangana.
APPLICABILITY OF ANDHRA PRADESH (TELANGANA AREA) PUBLIC SOCIETIES REGISTRATION ACT, 1350 F:
- All the provisions of the Andhra Pradesh (Telangana area) Public Societies Registration Act, 1350 F (Act No.1 of 1350 F) shall be applicable to this institute.