AP CM claims On Forming Effective Cabinet, Says Political Management Is Also Important
Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday said that he had done the greatest exercise to form an effective Cabinet in the State. Addressing a meeting of the Heads of Departments minutes before the first Cabinet meeting after the rejig, Chandrababu Naidu said that this Cabinet would take the State to the third place in the country in the next five years. He said that he had taken into consideration all aspects including administrative abilities of the candidates while taking them into the Cabinet. “Political management and administrative capabilities are important to develop the State,” he asserted.
The Chief Minister wanted the Ministers to work hard making best use of the available technology. He said that Andhra Pradesh was ahead in adopting modern technology in development and wanted the Ministers and officials to explore more possibilities of adopting advanced technology in every field. The Chief Minister said that the RTA Commissioner N Balasubrahmanyam would hold charge of the e-Pragathi in the State taking technology forward.
Chandrababu Naidu expressed concern over getting Central funds on time. He regretted that there is unwanted delay in getting the Central funds and asked the Ministers and officials to focus on it. He wanted every rupee to be taken from the government and spent for the State in a planned way. Stating that the Central government had given an additional Rs 350 crore to the State for better performance shown in promoting horticulture, the Chief Minister asked the Chief Secretary to monitor the implementation of the Centrally-sponsored schemes.
He asked the Ministers and the officials to ensure that the satisfaction levels of the people had crossed 80 per cent in all welfare programmes of the State. He wanted the Ministers to get into action and see that the developmental activity in the State.
Later, the Chief Minister chaired the first cabinet meeting after the reshuffle. He congratulated the new Ministers and introduced them to the other members of the Cabinet.