To provide reception and hospitality to State
Guests in courteously and cost effective manner, in such a way that it enhances
the reputation and image of the State.
EVALUATION OF THE DEPARTMENT :
This department was in existence even from the
erstwhile Hyderabad State i.e., during the period of His Excellency, The Nizam
to meet the catering needs of the Royal Family. During that period the
Department was called "FARRASH KHANA AMIRA"( The word Amira is taken from the
Persian language which means 'Umra' means Nawab or the King). In the year 1954
it was renamed as "GOVERNMENT HOUSE DEPARTMENT". Again the Department's
nomenclature was changed as "DEPARTMENT OF PROTOCOL" in December 1996 to
reflect the duties and responsibilities of the Department. (Under the control
of General Administration Department). In the year 1997 the subject of State
Aviation Wing (State Helicopter wing) was also transferred to this department.
ACTIVITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT
Reception and See-off of visiting VVIP's
Maintenance of Guest Houses.
Catering arrangements at Jubilee Hall,
Secretariat, Assembly and Guest Houses, Chief Minister Office, Chief Minister's
Arrangements of Transport to VVIP's and other
Arrangements for State Functions
Arrangements for State Funerals
Maintenance of Furniture Stores for Furnishing
to the residence of Hon'ble Ministers
Arrangements at Rastrapathi Nilayam.
Maintenance of State Aviation wing.