Amaravati: The Cabinet on Monday approved the amendment to have Urdu as second language in addition to Telugu in Andhra Pradesh. The Cabinet meeting, chaired by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy, made several key decisions.
Some of the highlights include:
· Cabinet approves eight regular and four outsourcing posts in the State Waqf Tribunals.
· Cabinet approves amendments to the law requiring selected candidates from across the state to study Urdu as second language along with Telugu.
· Stamp duty exemption bill for construction of warehouses in primary agricultural credit societies.
· Cabinet approves decision to raise the post of deputy controllers to the post of joint controllers (admin).
· Green signal for administrative clearances for construction of Nizampatnam, Machilipatnam, and Uppada fishing harbours. The three fishing harbours to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 1,234 crore.
· Rs. 8,741 crore allotted for the construction of Ramayapatnam, Bhavanapadu, and Machilipatnam ports.
· Three flights a week between Bangalore-Kadapa and Visakhapatnam-Kadapa. New services will start from 27 March. APADCL has entered into an agreement with Indigo and the state government will provide assistance of Rs. 15 crore per annum after the commencement of services.
· Cabinet approved the cost proposals of Rs. 214.85 crore for the construction of the bypass canal under HNS Project-2 in the Madakashira constituency of the Anantapur district.
· Administrative clearance was given for the construction of a 1.4 km regulator bridge on Upputeru at Padathadika village, Mughaltur zone, West Godavari district.
· Cabinet approval for administrative clearance for construction of regulator bridge locks at Mallaparru, Mughalsarai zone, West Godavari district.
· Cabinet approves replacement of 24 teaching posts and 10 non-teaching posts in the newly set up Degree College at Allagadda, Kurnool district.
· Approval was given to deploy Archery champion and Arjuna Award recipient Jyoti Surekha Vennam as deputy collector.
· Bill to be introduced in the Assembly on special invitations to Tirumala Tirupati Temple.
· Approval to set up new posts of 17 officer-level posts (7 ASP, 10 DSP) in the Armed Reserve Force.
· Cabinet approves bill to raise the retirement age for government employees from 60 to 62 years.
· Sanction of Rs. 75.24 crore approved for operation and maintenance (O&M) of 165 mobile veterinary clinics.
· National Kamadhenu Breeding Centre (NKBC) will be set up at Chintaladevi in Nellore district.
· Cabinet approves proposals for the purchase of 165 mobile veterinary clinics in phase 2 as part of the Mobile Ambulatory Veterinary Clinic project.