Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy on Saturday said the state government would soon take up caste census as promised to people before elections.
Reddy, who held a meeting on issues concerning minorities, backward classes, and tribal welfare departments, directed officials to take steps for carrying out the caste census, an official release said.
The CM also asked officials to prepare budget estimates for implementing the ‘Kalyanamastu’ scheme of providing one tola gold in addition to financial assistance of Rs one lakh to girls from BPL families at the time of their marriage.
He directed officials to prepare estimates on the funds required for all types of government welfare hostels being run by the government.
He said funds would be released in the ‘green channel’ (expeditious release of funds) as per the estimated expenditure.
He instructed officials to furnish details on the government residential schools which are being run in rented buildings and also to identify lands for the construction of their own buildings.
He said the funds required for the construction of buildings can also be estimated.
The CM also suggested officials study the proposals for the establishment of a coaching center for backward classes in one Parliamentary constituency.
He also told officials to set up an ‘integrated education hub’ comprising SC, ST, and BC welfare residential educational institutions instead of having them separately. This would help in better maintenance and supervision, the release added.