Vijayawada: The government has finalised plans to carry out the business of governance from Amaravati, the capital city, but the location of the offices of the heads of department (HoDs)has not yet been firmed up.
June 27 is the deadline for governance to begin from the city, but a majority of the departments are yet to set up their offices.
Most of the HoDs are keen to be located in the city, but rentals are very high vis-à-vis the government’s outlay and the buildings available are also not suitable.
According to officials, nearly 110 departments need to set up new offices for their HoDs. Thousands of files have to be shifted and kept secure at the HoD’s office for the purposes of administration.
The Revenue department alone needs more than 75,000 sq feet of space and its special team stayed several days in the city, doing a recce for office space for its HoDs, but came up with nothing.
AP Revenue Employees Association president Bopparaju Venkateswarlu said that the government should set up a special desk and special teams, according to the department, to locate office space.
He said that the employees were ready to come from Hyderabad, but how could they come to Vijayawada without the HoDs’ office space being finalised.
Several departments have similarly submitted their requirements to the state government, but the HoDs have to finalise their own office spaces.
The government had earlier planned to set up offices for HoDs in various buildings, but it has now dropped the proposal.