Guidelines for conducting Telangana Bonalu Festival, 2017

Government of Telangana constituted a committee under the Chairmanship of Sri Naini Narasimha Reddy, Hon’ble Minister for Home, for “Bonalu Festival 2017” to plan and oversee all arrangements in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy Districts on a grand scale.

The above committee has convened meetings on 13.06.2017 and 04.07.2017 respectively with the representatives of Ummadi Devalaya Committee and after detailed discussions, recommended that an amount of Rs. 80.00 Lakhs may be released to the Department of Culture for organizing cultural programmes, an amount of Rs.20.00 Lakhs may be released to Department of Tourism for special illumination, and further an amount of Rs 9.00 crores be released as grant in aid towards meeting the expenditure for identified temples in the erstwhile Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy District (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.

After careful examination of the matter, Government have decided to implement the recommendations of the Committee. The amount of Rs.10.00 crores sanctioned vide G.O Rt.No.411,Revenue(Endt.II)Department, Dt:28.06.2017 (G.O Rt.No.1091, Finance (EBS.VII) Department, Dt:24-06-2017) shall be utilized accordingly The expenditure in respect of identified temples in erstwhile Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy District shall be incurred as per the following guidelines in relaxation of the usual procedure

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.

A joint Committee comprising Joint Collector, Hyderabad/ Ranga Reddy, as the case may be, Revenue Division Officer concerned, Deputy Commissioner, Endowments Hyderabad (Convenor) and Assistant Commissioner, Endowment (Hyderabad / Secunderabad /Ranga Reddy District) will scrutinize the requests received from the temple committees and submit the same to the Chairman of the Committee constituted vide reference read above for approval.

The amount 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.

The process shall be completed by 09.07.2017

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 and 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.

The Commissioner of Endowments, Telangana Hyderabad / Commissioner, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, District Collector, Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy and Medchal Malkajagiri District are requested to take necessary action in the matter.

G.O.Rt.No. 454 Dated: 05-07-2017  G.O.Rt.No. 454 Dated: 05-07-2017
1. Govt Memo No.145/Spl (L&O)/A2/2017-1, Dt:08.06.2017 of General Administration Spl (Law and Order) Department.2. G.O.Rt.No.1091, Finance (EBS.VII) Department, dt.24.06.2017.3. G.O.Rt.No.411, Revenue (Endts.II) Department, dt.28.06.2017.

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