Regulatory Authority to AP District Collectors

HYDERABAD: In a first-of-its-kind, Andhra Pradesh Government has decided to give regulatory authority to the district collectors. This decision, which is to see an overhaul of the administration, will ensure transparency.

Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu convened a meeting with the district collectors at Secretariat today. He appreciatedA�the collectors for their effective management and suggested them to fine tune their strategies for implementation of government schemes.

Collectors and ministers must work together, Naidu said, emphasizing on bringing in effective workforce. For this, he directed the collectors to work in active collaboration with Janmabhoomi a�� Maa Vooru village committees to ensure public satisfaction.

Naidu said that Singaporea��s participation in the capital construction has been possible due to the credibility of the state holds. He added that the collectors and ministers must ensure the governmenta��s benefits reach the end user.

In order to make the public aware of the government schemes, the chief minister directed theA�collectors and ministers to work towards setting up information walls that would help in better communication with the public. Janmabhoomi a�� MaaVooru boards would be set up at common places of gathering in the villages.

The chief minister has set a three-month deadline for district collectors to set up a time-bound program to supply gas connections to every household under gas grid – one of the five campaigns. He also directed them to synchronize Aadhar account with gas connections. a�?Make Janmabhoomi committees partners in this,a�? he added.

Emphasizing on the importance of waste disposal, he suggested every municipality to take up a�?Waste to Energya�� on a campaign mode. The district collectors were asked to identify landfills where garbage segregation can be exercised.

a�?Our target is to generate 10MW power from waste,a�? Naidu added.

A mechanism will be put in place to address any issue raised by the district collectors. The team will comprise of Chief Secretary Krishna Rao, Secretary (Finance) Ramesh and CMO. The chief minister will resolve the unresolved issues.

Reviewing about the steps to combat intensive heat wave across the state, Naidu suggested creating extensive awareness among public on the dos and dona��ts to brave the heat. He directed the district management to supply buttermilk and ORS packets by involving local administration. He also suggested setting up drinking water chains in all villages.

Ministers Devineni Uma Maheswara Rao, Siddha Raghava Rao, Prattipati PullaRao, A�Kamineni Srinivas, KolluRavindra, A�Bojjala Gopala Krishna Reddy, Mrunalini, Chief Secretary A� Krishna Rao, Advisor (Communications) Parakala Prabhakar, State Planning Board Vice Chairman Kutumba Rao, Principal Secretary to CM Satish Chandra, Secretary to CM Sai Prasad, OSD to CM Venkaiah Chowdary and others were present. (NSS)

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