J Geetha Reddy appointed as PAC Chairperson of Telangana

Apr 1, 2016 16:06 IST

J Geeta ReddyCongress senior MLA J Geeta Reddy was on 31 March 2016 appointed as the Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Telangana.

She will be the first woman legislator to be appointed for the post in India.

Previously, Congress MLA Patolla Kista Reddy was the first chairman of PAC of newly formed Telangana State. After his death, the post was occupied by Ramreddy Venkat Reddy who was also a senior leader from Congress. But the position fell vacant again after Venkat Reddy passed away on 4 March 2016 due to illness.

Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the State

The Committee on Public Accounts is constituted by Legislative Assembly each year for examination of accounts showing the appropriation of sums granted by  Legislative Assembly for expenditure of State Government.

It scrutinises the reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General , and comprises of 30 members drawn from both the Assembly and Legislative Council.

As a convention, the panel is always headed by senior legislator from the opposition party.

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