“Departments of administration should be formed based on work burden in new districts besides the adjustment of officials and appointment of new staff”, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has said.
Holding a Collectors’ conference at MCR HRD here, attended by Ministers G Jagadish Reddy and P Mahender Reddy, Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma, DGP Anurag Sharma, IAS, IPS and other officials, the Chief Minister asked the former to adopt a three-pronged formula as part of delimitation process beginning with mandals, revenue divisions and then districts. The meeting held after the task force committee headed by Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma on the delimitation process, has submitted a report to the Chief Minister. Final shape to the delimitation process should be given with necessary changes based on huge number of suggestions and demands by the people on draft notification and addressing the related problems. he said.
Along with the new districts, revenue divisions and mandals should be formed simultaneously from Dasara festival onwards, the Chief Minister stated. He also said the revenue and police officials should start administration from the same day to ensure that the speedy and transparent services reach the people. First the Collectors should focus on conforming the new mandals, revenue divisions and the districts based on the suggestions and public opinion being elicited, he noted. Besides adjustment of the officials and beginning the new wings, the Collectors have to shoulder the responsibility of monitoring the recruitment of officials and staff to cater to the needs of the people, he added.
Stating that revenue office and police stations should be set up at all the mandals, KCR said, “We need to set up administration wings as per work burden and the staff should be adjusted”. More districts are meant for speedy and transparent services to the people, he added. “We have notified 45 new mandals out of demand for 75 and a decision on rest of 35 mandals would be done as per feasibility choice. Though there is a norm for 35,000 population for new mandals there is a need for exemption for those abutting forest area, nearby places and habitats of tribals and improve health services at agency areas. He asked the Collectors to offer effective and efficient administration through new districts, which are to be formed based on factors such as social, economic, geographical conditions and related issues. (NSS)