Monday, January 4, 2016
‘Speaker’s decision unfair’, says YSRCP
YSRCP termed the decision of the Speaker of AP Assembly Dr. Kodela Sivaprasada Rao to constitute a committee to probe into the Assembly proceedings during the Zero hour on December 22 as there was a no-confidence motion pending against him. YSRCP MLA G.Srikanth Reddy said that the party members were not present in the House on that day while the members were allowed to make a mention for less than a minute during Zero Hour. The proceedings allowing the members to speak at length during Zero Hour reflects the manner in which the House was functioning. Expressing concern over the leakage of the videos of Assembly proceedings and said the Speaker feigning ignorance over the issue was ridiculous.
Satya Prakash Thakkar will likely to be the new Chief Secretary
Satya Prakash Thakkar, an IAS officer of 1981 batch is likely to be appointed as the Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh according to sources following the retirement of Chief Secretary I.Y.R.Krishna Rao by month end. Thakkar will be in the office till August 2016 if appointed. The Special Secretary in Governor’s office Nimmagadda Ramesh of 1982 batch will be appointed as the State Electoral Officer, said sources.
Telangana government decides to have pre-paid energy meters
Telangana State Government has decided to go in for installation of pre-paid energy meters in all government departments by April 1, 2016 to impose a sense of conservation and discipline in energy usage. A huge accumulated electricity arrears of Rs.1,923 core was to be paid to two power utilities in the State in which a major share of the arrears of Rs.1,450 crore belonged to urban and rural local bodies. The government plans to bring discipline in energy usage by its departments.
‘Ensure voting by a family at one booth’, says CEO
State Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwar Lal has directed the officials to take up electoral revision in such a manner that all the members of a family can vote in one polling station. Addressing officials, he directed the Municipal Commissioner S.Ravindra Babu to take steps to streamline door numbers. He wanted that the polling stations be finalized on ward-wise. The electoral lists to be prepared should be useful for both Assembly and Parliamentary elections as well, he said.
Government to do away with pattadar pass books
The State Government is planning to do away with pattadar pass books. Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu asked the public to download their land records from the ‘Mee Bhoomi’ web portal without hassles. He announced as ‘Sankranti gift’ a hike in wages by Rs.25 per day for each worker under MGNREGS. He wanted their cooperation in digging one lakh farm ponds under the ‘Panta Sanjeevani’ scheme to drought proof the State. He suggested the people to give up ration cards meant for the poor so that the benefits of welfare schemes could be extended to deserving persons on the lines of the Union Government in LPG subsidy. Chandrababu promised to provide cooking gas connections to the needy on a saturation basis and construct houses for the poor at an enhanced rate of Rs.3 lakh each.
Private medical services in all Government Hospitals by month end
Andhra Pradesh Vaidya Vidhana Parishad Commissioner N.R.V.Somaraju said that private medical facilities will be implemented in all government run hospitals. Speaking to press, he said he said for the first time with a view to extend excellent medical care all private medical services under PPP mode will be implemented. In the first phase, these will be extended in 70 community centres from January 15 and from January 31, 1100 Primary Health Centres, he said.
‘Polavaram will be completed by 2018’, says Chief Minister
Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu asserted that the Polavaram project would be completed by 2018. Participating in the ‘Janmabhoomi- Maa Vooru’ programme at Chenchupet, he said works were going on at a brisk pace on the Polavaram Right Main Canal and the main dam would be completed as per the schedule. He said that a 220 km long ORR would connect Vijayawada, Guntur and Tenali which form the core of the erstwhile VGTM Urban Development Authority.
Black marketing of laddus – six held
The police have arrested six persons for their alleged involvement in the black marketeering of laddus at Tirumala. Police said that the incident came occurred a couple of days ago, it came to light only on Monday when Srivari Seva volunteers deployed at the counters lodged a complaint with the temple authorities of missing of three laddu trays. TTD JEO Srinivasa Raju verified the CCTV footage and found the accused took away three trays of laddus on the pretext of carrying back the emptied trays. In all 152 laddus were missing and on questioning all the six accused confessed to have committed the crime and admitted that they sold in the black market doubt the original price.
Swachh survey from January 5, 2016
Swachh Bharat survey to assess the city on its sanitation and hygiene and rank it among 75 major cities begins Tuesday. The survey, commissioned by the Ministry of Urban Development is being conducted by Quality Council of India. The municipal corporation has provided 10000 to 15,000 random telephone numbers to the agency. Citizens may also submit their feedback on the national toll-free number through an IVRS questionnaire by giving a missed call to 1800-267-2777 and it will be active till January 15, 2016.
The third two day international conference on Information System Design and Intelligent Application India 2016 will be held at Anil Neerukonda Institute of Technology and Sciences from January 8, 2016. The conference is being organized by CSI branch of Department of Computer Science Engineering of the college. Host of speakers from various foreign universities and national level institutes will address the delegates. More information can be had over phone on 90002 49712 or mail:pritee2000 @gamail.com.
HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao today inaugurated a new hostel block with two storeyed building with 50 rooms for girl students of Andhra University Engineering College. Speaking on the occasion, he said that the government has allocated Rs.343 crore for development of facilities in the universities in the State. He said that NAAC commit is scheduled to visit the university this month and would give ranking to the oldest university in the State. A meeting with the Vice-Chancellors of State Universities would be conducted during the Partnership Summit scheduled to begin on January 10, 2016 here, he said.
The Jawahar Knowledge Centre (JKC) of Dr. V.S.Krishna College will be hosting mega job fair on Wednesday. Pass outs of 2013-14 and 2014-15 from all government degree colleges in the districts of Visakhapatnam Srikakulam and Viziangaram are eligible to participate. The Principal of the College said that the job fair is being conducted as per the directions of the Commissioner, Collegiate Education.
MPP's car burnt
Some miscreants burnt the car of Denkada mandal Praja Parishad president Kandi Chandrasekhar on Sunday night. The car was parked in front of his house at Akkivaram in Denkada was completely burnt even before eyewitness alerted the MPP of the incident. He lodged a complaint with Viziangaram ASP A.V.Ramana. CLUES and dog squad visited the village and this was the second time within eight months that his parked car was burnt by unidentified persons.
Employees union stages protest against hiring of buses
Employees belonging to Employees Union of APSRTC today staged dharnas at all the RTC depots demanding the government to withdraw the proposals of hiring of buses for RTC. They demanded immediate release of old dues to the Corporation. They demanded immediate implementation of promises given to them in Pay Scale Agreement. RTC State deputy general secretary addressing the employees at the old Bus Stand demanded for establishment of 100 bed hospital and also a tyre factory exclusively for RTC. He also demanded the government to convert the 60 days Samakyandhra agitation as casual leave.