Khammam: Andhra Pradesh state on Tuesday began administration of the seven mandals in Khammam district that were transferred to it from Telangana for ease of construction of the Polavaram Irrigation Project. Collectors of West and East Godavari districts formally took over administration of the mandals.
The mandal revenue officers have been asked to send the demand drafts received from the dealers of fair price shops to the concerned collectorates. Kunavaram, VR Puram, Chintoor and Nellipaka mandals have come under the Rampachodaravaram revenue division in East Godavari district while Veleirpad, Burgumpahad and Kukkunoor mandals under the West Godavari district.
Rice and sugar, which was stocked in the godowns would be distributed to the people on behalf of the AP government. It is also decided to extend all other services like social pensions, education and revenue from the AP government.
As per the details, there were 2,000 employees working in various departments in these seven mandals. Nearly 80 per cent of the employees evinced interest to work in Telangana and the remaining preferred to continue in AP.
Bhadrachalam RDO Anjaiah said, "The employees’ transfer would be done in phased manner."
Some 463 of the 673 teachers working in these mandals would be deputed in the vacant posts in Khammam district first.
Location: Andhra Pradesh