AP Decides To Have All Meetings At Secretariat

The government had issued orders to this effect on Monday directing all bureaucrats and heads of department to hold all conferences in the secretariat

Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh government had decided to have all its conferences in the temporary secretariat complex at Velagapudi in the new capital Amaravati. The government had issued orders to this effect on Monday directing all bureaucrats and heads of department to hold all conferences in the secretariat. However, it had instructed the officers to take prior permission from the Chief Secretary if the meetings are to be held in Hyderabad.

Though the Heads of Departments and the Secretariat were shifted to Velagapudi, some of the senior officers are staying in Hyderabad while a few departments are yet to be moved out of the common capital. The staff at the lower level, who are already working from the secretariat at Velagapudi and Vijayawada are forced to travel to Hyderabad for the meetings, which is causing them severe inconvenience. Keeping this in mind the government had issued orders making it compulsory to hold its conferences only in Velagapudi.

The interim secretariat complex at Velagapudi has five blocks, each having the conference halls and provisions for the senior officers. The blocks have wi-fi facility for the officers and the staff to make use, besides provisions for the power point presentations, video conference and screening of videos. The blocks have the offices for the government advisors, senior bureaucrats, besides space for the visitors. The government had asked the senior officers and heads of departments to make use of these facilities for their conferences as and when required. This would mean full-level functioning of the administration from the new capital, three years after the bifurcation

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