Panchayati Raj Engineering Department (PRED) was formulated during the year 1967 by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. It functions directly under the Ministry of Panchayati Raj & Rural Development and at State level Secretary to Government (PR & RD) as its administrative head and Engineer-in-Chief as its technical head. SthreeNidhi credit cooperative Federation Ltd., is promoted by the Government and the MandalSamkahyas to supplement credit flow from banking sector and is a flagship programme of the Government. SthreeNidhi provides timely and affordable credit to the poor SHG members as a part of the overall strategy of SERP for poverty alleviation.

The district comprises 23 mandals and 2 revenue divisions – Suryapet and Kodad and 475 GPS. The district headquarters is located at Suryapet town. Suryapet is historically famous for being a hotspot of the movement against Razakars in Telangana Armed Struggle.

PANCHAYAT RAJ ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, GOVT OF TELANGANA has floated a tender for Construction of One Stop Centre (Sakhi Centre) at Suryapet Town in Suryapet.

District.Committees on Panchayat Raj System

The committee in nyaya panchayat recommended for setting of a nyaya Panchayat for it a group of villages, having elected members, the Nyaya Panchayat should elect the Chairman of the Nyaya panchayat from amongst themselves. The Nyaya panchayatshould not be bound the procedural codes of the Indian Evidence Act. Committee on Panchayat Raj Elections (1964) appointed acommittee on the methods of elections of the Panchayat Raj bodies in 1964. The major recommendation of the committee voting inpanchayat elections should be made compulsory. The voter who fails to do so should be find. The sarpanch should be elected directly bythe voters of the panchayat. Political party symbols should not be used at panchayat raj elections. The Ashok Mehta committee’s most momentous recommendation was for the creation of a two-tiered system of panchayat Raj in the place of the three-tiered one recommended by the Balavant Roy Mehta reports. The Committee major recommendations are two-tier set-up viz., Zilla Parishad and Mandal Panchayat. The district should be the first point of decentralization under the popular supervision below the state level. Below the district there should be Mandal Panchayats by grouping a number of villages. The mandal Panchayats would cover a population 25-35 thousand. Consequently, the village panchayat should abolish. It opted for participation of political parties in Panchayat Raj elections. There should be effective representation of weaker sections like the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in the reservation of elective seats. It also stated that elections to local bodies should be held at regular intervals. But the recommendation of ashok Mehta Committee were side lined at that time, with collapse of Janatha Government Subsequently several other committees were also set-up and their brief suggestions are presented here. G.V.K. Rao committee in 1985. This committee recommended that, elections to Panchayat Raj institution be held regularly. Panchayat Raj institution at the district and lower levels is given greater powers in relation to planning implementations and monitoring of rural development plans. The Sarkaria Commission dealing with the central-state relations has recommended the decentralization of real power to local governments and increased a popular involvement