Files Signed at New Secretariat Still Only on Paper

Orders were issued for CMRF and the regularisation of contract employees, but the process remains pending

Hyderabad: Files for schemes that were signed by the Chief Minister and his Cabinet during the auspicious time of inaugurating the Secretariat on April 30 remain on paper. While government orders (GOs) were issued for implementation in some cases and formal launch programmes held in some more cases, they are yet to take off in a full-fledged manner.

Among the schemes, there has been considerable headway only in the distribution of podu land pattas.

The first file signed by Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao pertained to the implementation of the Dalit Bandhu scheme’s second phase, to extend the benefit to 1,100 beneficiaries in each Assembly segment, except Huzurabad. However, it was only on June 24, almost two months later, that the government issued orders to implement the scheme.

Further, while the orders stated that district collectors will identify the beneficiaries, there was no guideline or procedure issued. Fund release also remains on paper.

A similar situation persists with the first file signed by MA&UD minister K.T. Rama Rao on April 30, which was for framing guidelines to distribute 2BHK houses to one lakh beneficiaries. However, no guideline has been issued so far.

The only progress was when the Chief Minister, on June 22, inaugurated a mega 2BHK project, comprising 15,660 flats, in Kollur on the city outskirts. Amid a lack of guidelines for selecting beneficiaries, the Chief Minister handed over six houses on the occasion.

BCs welfare minister Gangula Kamalakar signed the files of BC and MBC Corporation action plan, to extend subsidised loans to beneficiaries. Through BC Corporation, loans of ₹303 crore were promised, while ₹300 crore of loans were promised through the MBC Corporation. However, no loan has been released, with 5.37 lakh applications pending with the government.

The Chief Minister also signed files for the distribution of podu land pattas to tribals, extending the benefit to applicants under the CM Relief Fund (CMRF), the extension of the KCR Nutrition Kits scheme to all districts, regularisation of contract employees and speeding up Palamuru Rangareddy lift irrigation project.

While Rao launched the distribution of podu land pattas on June 30 in Asifabad and the Nutrition Kits scheme on June 14 in Hyderabad, the same is yet to take off on a full scale.

For the Palamur project, Rao issued directions to irrigation officials on May 1 to complete the works pertaining to the Karivena reservoir on a war footing, transfer water into it by July and lift water to the Udandapur reservoir by August. However, there has not been much progress in this regard.

Orders were issued for CMRF and the regularisation of contract employees, but the process remains pending.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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