Amaravathi: The 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi is going to be a special day in the history of Andhra Pradesh. Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy’s flagship programme, village secretariats, will be launched across the state.  Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy had spoken about establishing village secretariats when he was in opposition.  The new system takes governance to the doorstep of every villager as well as it creates plenty of job opportunities.

As per the YSRC government’s plans 11,158 village secretariats will be established in Andhra Pradesh. Every secretariat will have 12 categories of employees to cater to the needs of the village.

Exams were conducted to appoint staff for Secretariats post. The staff will receive Rs 15,000 per month and will be regularised. After two years, their pay scales will be on par with the government employees. In spite of the initial issues of paper leak, the process of certificate verification of selected candidates is going on in every district.

The first appointment letter will be handed over on September 30, by the Chief Minister.  Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy will attend the distribution of appointment orders in Tummalapalli Kala Kshetram and address the news employees across the state through a video conference. Ministers will give the appointment orders to the selected candidates in their respective districts on the same day. The new employees will join duty from October 2. 

The Chief Minister will launch the village secretariat system by inaugurating the Secretariat building in Karapa in East Godavari district on October 2.

Earlier the government had planned to start all the Village Secretariats on the same day. But lack of time and infrastructure forced the officers to launch the programme in one village in every mandal in the state.

Every Secretariat will have all the basic amenities like drinking water, toilets and necessary infrastructure like computers, scanners etc.

 

Durga Ramesh

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