SECRETARY TO THE LEGISLATURE


Secretary to Legislature is an important functionary and Head of the Legislature Secretariat. He is the Legislative Advisor to Presiding Officers of both the Houses viz., Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly and through them, to the respective Houses of Legislature on Parliamentary matters, Legislative Rules, Regulations, Procedures, Practices and Conventions etc. In the House, he occupies a seat below the Presiding Officers Chair and will be available always for immediate consultation and advises on all Parliamentary and Legislative matters. He is expected to be the repository of the accumulated wisdom of both the Houses.

By virtue of being the Secretary to Legislature, he functions as Secretary to all Legislature Committees, which are also called Mini Legislature. He facilitates and provides necessary support to the functioning of these Legislature Committees with regard to necessary information and documents required from the Government ie., Executive Departments. He also extends his support in preparation of annual reports and recommendations of these Legislature Committees. He either attends the Legislature Committee Meetings himself or causes his officers to attend them on his behalf. He supervises all the works of Committees and gives directions whenever needed.

The office of the Secretary to State Legislature is, in many ways unique with high responsibilities. He heads the Legislature Secretariat, which serves the representatives of the people i.e., MLCs, MLAs and also Ex-Legislators. He advises the Honble Chairman, Legislative Council; Honble Speaker, Legislative Assembly; Honble Leader of the House Honble Minister for Legislative Affairs on all matters in the conduct of Business of the House.

He renders service to the Presiding Officers whenever they attend the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Meetings both within the country and outside the country and All India Speakers Conferences etc.

The Secretary also assists the Chairmen of all Legislature Committees of both the Houses for smooth functioning of Committees. As Head of Legislature Secretariat, the Secretary works under the overall control of the Presiding Officers of both the Houses.

Other than assisting and coordinating the House Business, the Committee Meetings, supervising the Committees Study Tours and visits inside and outside the State, the Secretary also supervises maintenance of Legislators Residential Quarters, arranging accommodation, payment of Salaries, TA/DA, Loans, LOCs., to Hospitals, Medical Reimbursements to the Honble Members of both the Houses. He also supervises the payment of Pensions and Medical Reimbursements to all the Ex-Legislators, Spouses of deceased Ex-Legislators and their dependent family members.

The Members of various Legislature Parties approach the Secretary to seek his advice as and when required. To the extent possible, the Secretary has to render such services objectively and impartially in a submissive manner.

The Secretary to Legislature acts as Assistant Returning Officer (ARO) for conducting the Election to the office of President of India and as Returning Officer (RO) for the Biennial Elections to the Council of States (Rajya Sabha) and the State Legislative Council (MLCs).

In conspectus, he discharges all the administrative and executive functions of the Legislature Secretariat on behalf of both Houses of Presiding Officers besides extending the guidance to the Members in their Parliamentary and Legislative works.

PROFILE

NAME Dr. NARASIMHA CHARYULU
Position and Office Secretary, Telangana Legislature
Education Qualification • M.A. (Political Science)
• LL.B..
• B.L.I.Sc. (Bachelor of Library and Information Science)
• B.P.R. (Bachelor of Public Relations)
• PGDJMC (P.G. Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication)
• Ph.D. (Anti-Defection Law)
• Hindi - Visharadha
Date of Birth 5th October 1961
Marital Status Married
Children One Daughter
Contact Numbers and Email 040- 23232072 (Off), 23210408 (fax)
040-29386666, Extn.1351
(M) +919676330011
e-mail: secy_legis[at]telangana[dot]gov[dot]in
Career (Brief Summary) Prior to joining the Government Service, worked as a Journalist for a period of two years and gained vast experience in various fields.

Entered in the Government service in the year March, 1990 as Research Officer, Andhra Pradesh Legislature in the erstwhile State of Andhra Pradesh through the APPSC Direct recruitment and subsequently promoted and served as Assistant Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Joint Secretary and finally elevated to the post of Secretary to Legislature on 1st September 2017.

In the year 2004, the focus shifted from Legislature to Executive. Functioned as Additional Private Secretary, continuously with three Chief Ministers of the United Andhra Pradesh State till 2011. Thereafter, joined Legislature services as Private Secretary in the cadre of Deputy Secretary to the Hon'ble Speaker, A.P. Legislative Assembly.

Put-in more than three decades of Legislative, Executive, Administrative and other related fields experience and got exposure to multifaceted functions on all the wings. Acted as “Public Information Officer” and now Appellate Authority under the ‘Right to Information Act’ (RTI) and familiar with all the Provisions under the RTI Act.

At the threshold of the career in Legislature, I was instrumental in introducing digitization and computerization in the Legislature which facilitated the Presiding Officers and Hon’ble Legislators to have updated information of each and every aspect of Legislature. Imparted training to the Legislators to acquaint themselves with the Computer Systems and discharging duties with total dedication and commitment to the utmost satisfaction of all the concerned.

Organized workshops / seminars/ conferences/ symposia on Legislative administrative matters etc. to the officers and staff of Legislature.
Responsibilities Ever since formation of Telangana State, associated with the Upper House (Legislative Council) activities, and assisted the Chair in smooth conduct of Business of the House and also associated with functioning of all Financial and other Committees of Legislature.

Conducted the elections to the office of the Hon’ble President of India as Assistant Returning Officer (ARO) and Biennial Election to the Rajya Sabha and also to the Legislative Council as Returning Officer. (RO)

It would be pertinent to make a mention here that I was very fortunate enough to have an opportunity to deal with various subjects and served with different Leaders, bureaucrats and prominent personalities and public, doing my service in various cadres and capacities.
Participation Participated in several Regional, National and International Conferences on Parliamentary, Legislative, Legal and Administrative matters.

Participated in the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s (CPAs) Abroad and India Region Conferences.

Participated in All India Legislative Speakers'/Chairmen’s Conferences.

Participated in All India Government Chief Whips’ and Government Whips’ Conferences.

Participated in the Orientation Programmes on Parliamentary Practices and Procedures and other Legislature & Election matters conducted by Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training (BPST) and the Election Commission of India (ECI), New Delhi.


Articles published Written and published several Articles on current topics covering socio-economic and political issues in the Newspapers and also Regional and National Magazines such as 'Udyoga Samacharam' (the official magazine of the then A.P. Public Service Commission) and ‘Yojana’ (Government of India Publication) besides Articles and Letters to the Editors in the daily news papers. Also gave talks on different important topics in All India Radio, Hyderabad.
Social Activities Associated with the charitable works for upliftment of the poor, downtrodden and needy people in the Society.
Membership Life Member
  1. ISKCON Temples.
  2. Indian Red Cross Society .
  3. Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies (ICPS), New Delhi.
Foreign visits U.S.A., Canada, U.K., France, Kenya, Uganda, Qatar and UAE.