Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao reviewed progress of formation of new districts. The Chief Minister instructed the officials to merge related departments so that there could be effective functioning. In a day-long meeting with district Collectors and Superintendents of Police (SPs) on the formation of new districts on Tuesday.
Telangana government has decided to bring all welfare departments under a single roof and allocate staff to each department depending on the requirement in every new district that would come into operation from Dasara this year.
Accordingly, the existing welfare departments would be merged and will have one officer in each district who would be responsible for deliverance of services.
KCR asked officials to deploy more number of officials in departments that were very active in the districts. For instance, more number of staff is required in horticulture department in Ranga Reddy district and sericulture in Khammam and industries department in Hyderabad district.
The Chief Minister asked officials to make a proper assessment about the requirement of the staff to each department. The Chief Minister said that the government had already released of Rs 1 crore for the construction of Collectorates and Rs 50 lakh for SP offices in every new district.
He asked the Collectors to create a new mechanism to wherein they can directly monitor the implementation of welfare schemes and development activities and ensure that the objective of the government in carving smaller districts was achieved.
KCR told the officials to take peoples’ demands on new districts, revenue divisions and mandals during the public hearing into consideration before finalising the proposals. The Chief Minister wanted revenue and police departments to start functioning from the first day of the creation of new districts.
Officials informed the Chief Minister that people were demanding creation of 30 mandals in addition to 45 mandals notified in the draft notification. The Chief Minister said that the proposed new mandals should have more than 35,000 population.