Directorate General of Hydrocarbons has an Advisory Council, which is appointed by the Government comprising of Chairman and members, who are eminent persons in the field of hydrocarbon exploration and production. The Advisory Council is serviced by the Directorate which is headed by a Director General who is also the Member Secretary to the Council.
Government of India set up an Administrative Council on 02.02.2001 to guide and to take care of all administrative aspects of the functioning of DGH, through Office Memorandum No. O-32012/1/95-ONG-III dated 2.2.2001. The Administrative Council, in particular, takes decisions on various matters concerning establishment, budget and also undertakes periodical review of the functioning of DGH. It is headed by Secretary (P&NG) and has the following composition: