The Commissioner-Director of Tribal Welfare is the chief controlling officer for the Departmental Budget. He formulates, directs the process of implementation and monitors the progress of all tribal developmental programs in the State. He coordinates with other departments on implementation of TSP and also implementation of Constitutional safeguards.
He is also ex-officio Managing Director of AP ST Finance Corporation and responsible for implementing Economic Support programs. Commissioner, Tribal Welfare is also discharging functions as Member Secretary of AP TW Residential Educational Institutions Society (GURUKULAM), which manages Residential Schools, Residential Jr. Colleges, English Medium Schools, Institutions of Excellence and Mini Gurukulams intended to provide quality education to the ST children. AP Tribal Power Company (TRIPCO) and AP Tribal Mining Corporation are also functioning under the control of Commissioner, Tribal Welfare.