Administrative Setup

State level: The Department functions under the overall leadership and guidance of Minster for Tribal Welfare. Principal Secretary to Government, Tribal Welfare assists the Government in formulating, implementing and in reviewing tribal welfare policies and programs. The Tribal Welfare Department has (5) Heads of Departments. They are (1) Commissioner of Tribal Welfare, Hyderabad; (2) Engineer-in-Chief, Tribal Welfare, Hyderabad; (3) Vice Chairman and Managing Director , Girijan Co-operative Corporation (GCC), Visakhapatnam; (4) Managing Director , Andhra Pradesh Scheduled Tribes Co-operative Finance Corporation (TRICOR); (5) Secretary, Andhra Pradesh Tribal Welfare Residential Institutions Society (GURUKULAM), Hyderabad. Commissioner , Tribal Welfare is also Managing Director , Andhra Pradesh Tribal Power Company (TRIPCO) and Chairman, Andhra Pradesh Tribal Mining Company (TRIMCO), Hyderabad.

Regional level: The regional center of TCR & TI at Bhadrachalam, the (3) circles offices manned by Superintendent Engineers of Tribal Welfare and Regional Office of GCC, Hyderabad are the regional offices of the Department. The ITDA for Chenchu, Srisailam covers the chenchus of (6) districts, ITDA for Yanadis at Nellore covers the Yanadis of (4) districts, ITDA for plain area STs covers (15) districts and Commissioner / Director , Tribal Welfare is the Chairman of these (3) ITDAs.

District level: In the (8) ITDA districts viz., Srikakulam, Viziangaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Khammam, Warangal and Adilabad, Project Officer, ITDA is the district level unit officer/sub-controlling officer of Tribal Welfare budget. He is assisted by various sectoral officers including Deputy Director , Tribal Welfare/APO, Tribal Welfare, Executive Engineer , Tribal Welfare and Divisional Manager of GCC concerned and Special Deputy Collector (SDC) of Tribal Welfare. In the non-ITDA districts there are (14) District Tribal Welfare Officers one for each district and one for Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts. He works under the direct control of District Collector concerned. In Mahabubnagar and Nalgonda Project Officer of the MADA Project concerned is implementing the tribal welfare programs.In Karimnagar , there is an Officer-on- Special Duty to implement special programs for the STs.

Sub-district level: (65) Assistants Tribal Welfare Officers, (40) Dy. Executive Engineers of Tribal Welfare and (45) Senior Managers of GPCMS at the divisional/erstwhile taluk level are assisting Project Officers / District Tribal Welfare Officers in implementing tribal welfare programs.

Institutional level: In case of (442) Tribal Welfare hostels the Hostel Welfare Officer, Gr .I/Gr .II is the head of the institution, for (599) Tribal Welfare ashram schools, headmaster of the ashram school is the head of the institution supported by a Dy. Warden on hostel issues. In case of (274) Tribal Welfare residential institutions, Principal is the head of the institution. The (839) GCC DR depots are manned by salesmen. Apart from this, Asst. Engineers / Asst. Executive Engineers, Credit cum Procurement Assistants of GCC etc., are also functioning in the field.