Andhra Pradesh News on December 24, 2013
December 24, 2013 - Hyderabad
- VRO VRA application fee decreased
Minister for Revenue N Raghuveera Reddy on Tuesday said that the application fee for the VRA and VRO has been decreased. He said that the application fees for OCs and BCs have been reduced from Rs.500 to Rs.300 and for SC/STs it is decreased from Rs.300 to RS.150.
- HRC serves notices to Commissioner of Police Anand
AP Human Rights Commission on Tuesday responding to a petition filed by BJP leader Shankar Reddy directed to submit a report. The petitioner alleged that the Cyberabad Police Commissioner is attempting to grab his five acre land to his relatives. The Commission directed the DGP to conduct an enquiry and submit a report by February 6, 2014.
- TDP will hold DSC every year
TDP chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday promised to conduct DSC examination every year fi the party comes to power. Addressing a meeting of young workers who joined the TDP from different political parties and organizations form Kurnool and Ranga Reddy districts, he said the party would also ensure that backlog posts were filled up without delay.
- Padmasri issue-'Court has not given any judgement', says Mohan Babu
Cine actor and producer Mohan Babu speaking to press after visiting Lord Satyanarayana Swamy in Annavaram said that the High Court has not given any judgement in response to the dispute over Padmasri award. He said that it is not proper for him to comment at a stage when the matter in the court and expressed that he would be conferred with Padmabushan and Padmavibushan in future.
- Government transfers 8 IAS officers
The State Government on Tuesday transferred eight IAS officers. R V Chandravadan has been posted as MD, REEMAP & EO , Mrs Christina Z Chongthu as Special Commissioner, Commercial Taxes and A Srinivas is VC& MD, A P Dairy Development Cooperative Federation Limited., K V Satyanarayana pasted as Commissioner, Handlooms & Textiles; H Arun Kumar as Secretary, A P Tribal Welfare Residential Education Institutions Society, Sarfraz Ahmed as Joint Collector & Additional District Magistrate, Karimnagar; Mrs Bharati Holikeri as Special Commissioner, AP Housing Board and Sridhar was posted as VC & MD, Rajiv Swagruha Cooperation Ltd.
- State Government extends date to submit employees' data for digitised service register
The State Government has extended the date to submit employees' data to December 30 in all the departments including contract and outsourced employees, to submit their service details, family and other personal date to be uploaded into the Human Resource Management System. It started mandatory HRMS online application for collection of employees' date and service details for transforming the manual service registers into digitised ones. This would also facilitate the government to issue health cards to employees that came into force from December 5. Finance Secretary PV Ramesh said this in a press conference on Tuesday. He said that the details will be verified by the Drawing and Disbursement officer and submitted online by January 10 and for this the DDOs should register by December 28, he said.
- Bar Council Chairman urges Rs.10 crore for Advocates Welfare
Chairman of Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh, A Narasimha Reddy has urged the State Government to sanction Rs.10 crore as a one-time measure for implementation of welfare schemes for advocates and also to provide benefits to advocates who were not members of AP Advocates Welfare Fund. In a representation to the Chief Minister, he wanted matching grant of Rs.5 crore every year in lieu of non-affixing of stamps by the law officers. He urged him to provide a monthly stipend of Rs.5,000 to junior advocates at least for a period of two years.
- High Court ordered notices to Civil Supplies Minister
Justice Ramesh Ranganathan of the AP High Court on Tuesday ordered notices to the Civil Supplies Minster D Sridhar Babu and others in response to the allegations in a writ petition complaining of illegal arrest and torture of Gaddam Sriram, a law student of Osmania University and leader of Telangana Students JAC on. The judge's order came following a petition by his wife V Swaroopa seeking action against the Minster and other for their involvement in the alleged illegal detention and torture by Karimnagar police. The judge directed that Sriram be shifted to Chanchalguda jail.
- P Rajasekhar appointed as Registrar of ANU
Patteti Rajasekhar has been appointed 16th Registrar of Acharya Nagrajuna University by the Vice-Chancellor and his appoint would be in effect from January 1, 2014. Rajasekhar joined as Associated Professor in 2002 in the department of English and became a professor in 2009 and after serving as Head of the Department 2004-2006 and 2011-2013, he was made Chairman of PG Board of Studies and was coordinator for UGC NET coaching during 2005-11.
- Dine on board service in APSRTC
The authorities are planning to introduce dine on board service for all the commuters travelling in Garuda, Garuda plus and other AC buses soon. Passengers opting for this service can order their choice while booking tickets at Authorised Ticket Booking counters or online and pay accordingly. According to the Hyderabad Zone Executive Director, the object of this is to make convenient to passengers as most of passengers complaining about drivers stopping buses at dhabas and roadside hotels during long distance travels. RTC will be entering into an agreement with a private agency for launching this service.
- Red carpet awaits VIPs on January 1
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) management has decided to allot 5,000 tickets for the VIPs on the New Year Day and also an exclusive entry points for darshan. As against the normal procedure, Ministers both Central and State, judges of Supreme Court and High Court and member trustees of TTD this time will be permitted through Ram Bgicha entry point.
- Nampally Detective Inspector Rajasekhar in ACB net
The ACB officials caught Nampally detective inspector Y Rajasekhar red-handed while accepting bribe of Rs.20,000 form a complainant at the police station on Tuesday. Based on a complaint from an accused the ACB officials laid a trap and caught him red-handed. The amount was recovered from his possession and a chemical test on his hands yielded a positive result and would be produced before the Court on Wednesday.
- APSRTC to play special services for Sankranti
APSRTC made arrangements to play as many as 4960 special services to clear off pongal rush from January 8 to 13. RTC authorities said that apart from the regular 3557 services, these additional buses are introduced. All these services will play across the important destinations in the State and will ply at a frequency of every 15 minutes from MGBS in Hyderabad. However, charges for long distance service will be levies fifty per cent than the normal charge, said officials.
- Telugu Praja Vedika formed to struggle for united State
With the motto to fight against division of the State, another front 'Telugu Praja Vedika' was formed with retired IPS officer Ch. Anjaneya Reddy and president and Gangadhar as convener. Speaking to media on Tuesday, Gangadhar said that nearly 100 JACs and organizations, the platform was formed to fight against division of the State. Explaining the resolutions formed, he said and demanded to pass a resolution in the Assembly to keep the State united, specially designed affidavits should be signed and sent to the President and to the Court. Andhra Pradesh Parirakshana Committee chairman Justice Lakshmana Reddy, Dr.Mitra and various JAC representatives have participated.