The Office of the Director of Translations is in existence since the formation
of ANDHRA PRADESH STATE on 1st November, 1956. In the former Composite state of
Madras, the Department is known as THE TELUGU TRANSLATOR TO GOVERNMENT. After
the formation of the State, it was called as the Office of the Senior
Translator to Government. During the subsequent years, the name of the
Department was changed to THE DIRECTOR OF TRANSLATIONS. Earlier this Department
was under the administrative control of Education and Law Departments. The
Director of Translations is presently under the administrative control of
General Administration (General) Department of Secretariat.
The Director of Translations is a non-cadre post. Presently two wings i.e.
Telugu and Urdu language are working in this Department. At present the
Director of Translations is assisted by Four (4) Deputy Directors (Telugu) and
Two (2) Deputy Directors (Urdu) along with other supporting staff. In each
wing, the Deputy Director is assisted by Senior Translators and Junior
Translators. There is a TRANSLATION CELL headed by a Deputy Director (Telugu)
with supporting staff located at Secretariat under the administrative control
of Director of Translations to translate the Cabinet meeting proceedings into
Telugu. Its PABX No. is 3450111 Extn. 2621. During the Assembly Session the
Translation Staff of the Directorate are exclusively working in the Translation
Cell (Secretariat) itself, for the convenience of all Departments of
Secretariat to get the matters translated quickly so as to enable them to place
them before the Legislative Assembly.