Committee on Petitions

The Committee on Petitions is formed in accordance with Rule 247 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Telangana Legislative Council and not less than 5 members including the Chairman of the Committee would be nominated by the Hon'ble Chairman, Telangana Legislative Council. The Deputy Chairman, Telangana Legislative Council acts as the Chairman of the Petitions Committee.

Functions of the Committee

The Committee examines each and every petition as checked by the Legislature Secretariat, as to its compliance with the rules and holds meetings with the officials of the Government to discuss in detail the problem of the petitioners and makes recommendations to the Government for redressing the problem of the petitioners. The Committee with its recommendations presents its report to the House.

Form of Petition

Petition must be addressed to the Hon'ble Chairman, Telangana Legislative Council, in respectful and temperate language. They should not contain offensive or defamatory expressions. The petition must be signed by the petitioner.

Content of Petition

The content of the petition must relate to a definite matter of urgent Public Importance. The petitions containing matters in respect of routine administration and individual cases are not considered as petitions and are not allowed for presentation to the House.

Mode of Presentation

Every petition addressed to the Hon'ble Chairman, Telangana Legislative Council has to be presented by a Member and he/she is responsible for its contents and its genuineness. A Member who desires to present a Petition, has to show it to the Chairman and obtain his consent to present the same in the House. After obtaining the consent of the Chairman, he may present it on any day after question hour is over and before the other business for the day is taken up.

The Member presenting the petition shall confine himself to the following statement, "I present a Petition signed ………………………………………………… (Petitioner's,) regarding .……………………………………………………" There is no debate on such statement.