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Godavari River Management Board

1.0 Introduction:

Godavari River Management Board (GRMB) was constituted by the Central Government as an autonomous body under the administrative control of the Central Government in pursuance of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 (6 of 2014) for the administration, regulation, maintenance and operation of such projects, as may be notified by the Central Government from time to time. In exercise of the powers conferred by Sub-sections (1), (4) and (5) of the Section 85 of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation the Act, 2014, the Central Government constituted Godavari River Management Board vide Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR Gazette Notification – S.O. 1403(E), dated the 28th May, 2014. The Headquarter of GRMB is located at Hyderabad.

2.0 Board:

The Board shall consist of a Chairperson, of the level of an additional Secretary to the Government of India from the Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service; two Members nominated by each of the successor States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, of which one shall be the technical member not below the rank of the Chief Engineer and the other administrative member to represent the concerned States; one expert from the Central Power Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service; and Member Secretary not below the rank of Chief Engineer from Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service. The Central Government shall create such number of posts of the rank of Chief Engineer in the Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) service, as it considers necessary. All the posts of GRMB Secretariat are to be filled on deputation basis from Staff/Officers of Central Government/State Government of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

3.0 Apex Council

In pursuance of Section 84(1) of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, the Central Government constituted an Apex Council for the supervision of the functioning of GRMB under the Chairmanship of the Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR, Government of India as Chairperson and Hon’ble Chief Minister of Telangana & Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh as Members.

4.0 Budgetary Fund:

In pursuance of Section 83(2) of the A.P. Reorganisation Act, 2014, GoT and GoAP shall at all times provide the necessary funds to the Board to meet all expenses required for the discharge of its functions and such amounts shall be apportioned between the States.