The Chief whip is responsible for administering the whipping system that ensures the members to attend the meetings of the House of Legislature for their support on any important matter during division on the Floor of the House, as the party leadership desires. The Government Chief Whip has some very important duties concerning the mapping, monitoring and management of government business in the House. Another important function of the Government Chief Whip is to constantly feel the pulse of the House and apprise the leader of the government about the happenings in the House. They keep in close touch with the Whips of the other parties also on matters concerning the business in the House.
The role of whips of various political parties and the Government Chief Whip is vital in the management of the Assembly Proceedings. The term Whip was defined by Shri Shivraj V. Patil former Speaker, Lok Sabha, as "the authority in the House who was expected to know the bend of minds of Members".
List of Chief Whips
|Sl. No.||Assembly||Name of the Chief Whip|
|7th Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly||Mr. Aareti Kotaiah|
|2.||8th Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly||Mr. K.V. Narayana Rao|
|3.||9th Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly||Mrs. N. Rajakumari|
|4.||10th Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly||Mr. K. Yerram Naidu|
|5.||11th Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly||Mr. Kagitha Venkata Rao|
|6.||12th Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly||Mr. Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy|
|7.||13th Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly||Mr. Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka |
Mr. Gandra Venkata Ramana Reddy (from 9-2-2012)
|8.||14th Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly|| |
Sri. Kalava Srinivasulu (21-06-2014 to 02-04-2017 )
Sri P.Raghunatha Reddy