Rama Krishna Sangem
After inaugurating iconic new secretariat on April 30, Sunday, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) has revved up his team of ministers into work mode from May 1, Monday. Going by the direction of signing of files by himself and his ministers, it appears KCR is into the mode of assembly elections which are set to be held in five to six months from now – in November or December first week, this year..
The Election Commission’s scheduled for Karnataka gives us a hint of holding polls on one day for Telangana too, thus completing the whole process, including counting of votes by December 16, expiry of the present house. Then, the poll notification may be issued in first or second week of November. Then, the schedule will be announced by the end of October, 2023. So, the CM is left with hardly five months to finish all administrative works.
The files signed by KCR immediately after taking his chambers are: Regularization of 5,544 contract workers in 40 departments of 10 ministries, release of funds for second phase of Dalita Bandhu, providing revised diet charges to hostel students, and finalizing guidelines for double bedrooms built by the government and permitting issue of certificates to Podu cultivator tribals, among others. Chief Secretary Santi Kumari, IAS was with him on the occasion.
Later, KCR reviewed a meeting on implementation of second phase of Palamur-Ranga Reddy lift scheme on Krishna river. This will benefit farmers of Nalgonda and Ranga Reddy districts where the ruling is BRS is some rough weather this time. The Rs 5,180 crore canal extension works will bring waters to Munugode in Nalgonda district and Chevella in Ranga Reddy district.
KCR works on Monday too
Though May 1, Monday is a government holiday as it is May Day, CM KCR came to Secretariat and took up some regular office work. Interestingly, his first two days in new Secretariat fell on government holidays. Still,the regular work went on as most ministers and secretaries went by their routines. This indicated the seriousness of the CM in speeding up day to day activity at the top level.