As an autonomous organisation GEDA is registered under the Societies’ Registration Act 1860, and comes under the purview of Department of New & Renewable Sources of Energy, Secretariat. The Memorandum of Association and Rules & Regulations of GEDA, which were originally conceived in 1994 and incorporated in 1995, were amended in terms of, composition of General Body, enhancement of administrative and financial powers of the Member Secretary and deletion of clauses not relevant to the present day functioning of the Agency. The proposed amendments, which were approved in the earlier Annual General Body Meeting of GEDA, have been incorporated after obtaining the endorsement of Registrar of Societies, and the registration period of GEDA has also been extended till June 2010 as required under the Societies Registration Act 1860.
Apart from this, GEDA is also the Nodal Agency to interact with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Govt. of India, New Delhi and implement centrally funded and sponsored schemes, in the said field.