The government of Andhra Pradesh has established the AP Non-Resident Telugu Society (NRTS), headed by the Chief Minister, to promote ‘Brand AP’ among Telugus abroad and to encourage their participation in the development of the state.
The NRTS will also act as a platform to address the concerns of NR Telugus on relevant issues and strengthen bonds among NRIs.
Chief Secretary Satya Prakash Tucker said Non Resident Telugus are interested in the state’s growth so there should be a mechanism to channelise that interest towards tangible contribution for the growth and empowerment of people living there. Hence the society is being set up under the aegis of the state government.
The office of the Society will be located in Vijayawada, while it operates all over the world. A 10-member governing body will be headed by the CM, with the Minster for NRI Affairs, a division to govern NR Telugu Affairs, and Principal Secretaries of 7 departments as members.
An executive council will manage the Society affairs for a 3-year term.