Rythu Bandhu payment will be deposited from June 28: CM KCR

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has decided to deposit Rythu Bandhu benefit for the ensuing ‘Vanakalam’ crop investment in farmers’ bank accounts from June 28.

CM KCR directed State Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar for further action. The State Government will deposit Rythu Bandhu funds in farmers’ accounts in a phased manner. (INN)

CM KCR announces ex-gratia for victims of Kalaburagi accident victims

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has announced Rs 3 lakh ex-gratia each to the deceased and Rs 50,000 to every injured person in the Kalaburagi road mishap in the Karnataka State. He asked Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar to take measures in this regard.CM KCR instructed State Medical and Health minister T Harish Rao and Minister T Srinivas Yadav to shift the bodies to their native places in coordination with the officials and provide medical treatment to the injured. (INN)

CM KCR announces cash prize of Rs. 2 Cr to Nikhat Zareen, Esha Singh

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has decided to honour the winners in the international sports events recently and brought laurels to the Telangana State world over.

The State government announced Rs 2 crore cash prize each to Nikhat Zareen for clinching Gold medal in the recently held Women’s world Boxing Championship in Turkey and Esha Singh who won gold medal in ISSF Junior World Cup Shooting event in Germany. On the instructions of CM KCR, the government has issued orders in this regard.

Apart from cash prize, the government also decided to allot residential plots to the two sportspersons at Banjara Hills or Jubilee HillsAs announced by the Chief Minister, the Telangana Government has issued orders to present  Rs one Crore cash award to Kinnera  Metla Artist Padma Shri  Darshanam Mogulaiah.  On the request of Padmashri Mogulaiah, Government has taken a decision to allot a residential plot in BN Reddy Nagar colony. (INN)

Upper age limit increased for two more years in police recruitment

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has taken decision to increase the upper age limit for two more years in the recruitment of posts in State Police department.

The Chief Minister has responded positively to the request of MLC Palla Rajeshwar Reddy to enhance the age limit following the implementation of 95 per cent job quota for locals first time and the impact of Corona pandemic for the past two years.The CM instructed Chief Secretary and the State DGP to initiate measures in this direction immediately. (INN)

CM KCR to lead Telangana Formation Day celebrations on 2nd June

Hyderabad: Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar informed that Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao will unfurl the national flag in connection with Telangana State formation Day on the 2nd of June at Public Gardens.  He will also pay tributes to the Martyrs at the Telangana Amaraveerula Stupam at Gun Park on the occasion.

At a meeting held today, the Chief Secretary instructed the police department to make necessary security and traffic arrangements from the 27th of this month till the 2nd of June. The R&B officials were asked to make arrangements for barricading, security lighting and sunshades as per feasibility.  Similarly, the I&PR department was directed to install a public address system and LED screens at the venue. The GHMC was directed to arrange for cleaning, leveling, watering and maintenance of sanitary and hygienic conditions.  It was also decided to ensure the supply of drinking water, provision of uninterrupted power supply and arrangement of ORS packets. The cultural department will organise a Kavi Sammelan in the evening at Ravindra Bharathi on that day, the Chief Secretary said.DGP Mahender Reddy, Spl CS (MA&UD) Arvind Kumar, Spl. Chief Secretary (Energy) Sunil Sharma, Prl. Secretary (Home) Ravi Gupta, Secretary (Health) SAM Rizvi, GHMC Commissioner Lokesh Kumar, HMWSS&B MD Dana Kishore, Addl. Secretary (Protocol) Arvinder Singh, TSSPDCL (CMD) G. Raghuma Reddy and Director Culture M. Hari Krishna attended. (INN)

Telangana will develop further in the year of “Shubhakrut”: CM KCR

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao conveyed Ugadi festival greetings to the people of Telangana.

CM KCR said that the year of ‘Shubhakrut’, which wraps up the auspiciousness in the name itself, will bring good fortune to the people in all spheres. The CM said that Telangana, is on the path of progress in a very short period of time. The CM expressed his happiness that with the blessings of God, Telangana was abuzz with plentiful water and green fields.

The Chief Minister said that the people of Telangana will start the new year from Ugadi and the farmers will start their agricultural work from Ugadi. He said that the Telangana government was giving maximum encouragement to the irrigation and agriculture sectors. He said the Telangana government is the only government in the country that gave the highest priority to the welfare of the farmers.

CM KCR said that Telangana has achieved unprecedented development in the field of agriculture to make the country proud in its entirety.  He said that the sustainable growth in the farm sector also contributed the country’s GDP growth even during the Corona pandemic.  He said that Telangana, which did not look for a crop one day, is now challenging the Center in procuring grain with the highest crop yield. He said the state government was working tirelessly to reach this level. He said the rural economy of Telangana was strengthened by strengthening agriculture allied occupations by developing the agricultural sector.The Telangana government is following the motto that ‘all people will be happy when agriculture is good’. The CM said that the development of the agricultural sector has indirectly helped the employment opportunities in concerned productive and service sectors for the youth in Telangana. He said that all sectors have been strengthened in the recent past and Telangana will develop further in the year of “Shubhakrut”. CM KCR clarified that Telangana became as the compass for the country. (INN)

Chief Secretary holds tele-conference with District Collectors on heatwave condition

Hyderabad: As per the directions of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar held a teleconference with District Collectors and senior officials of health, education and disaster management departments in the wake of severe heatwave conditions prevailing in the state.

The Chief Secretary observed that the daytime temperatures have started rising considerably in many parts of the State with the approaching summer. As the Met department has warned that temperatures would rise further in several districts of the state, he directed that schools should be closed early. The education department will issue necessary guidelines in this regard.  He directed the officials to initiate steps to sensitize people about the measures they should take to avoid the ill effects of heatwave conditions.  The movement of elderly people and children in the afternoon should be avoided.

 He directed the Medical and Health department to keep stock of ORS, fluids, glucose and other essentials in adequate quantities in all PHCs, sub-centers, schools and Anganwadi centres. 108 vehicles should be arranged if any person suffers heat stroke and hospitals should be on alert to admit the patient and provide necessary treatment

The Panchayat Secretaries and other officials concerned should conduct gram sabhas and publicize the do’s and don’ts besides setting up water supply kiosks at market yards, bus stations etc. NGOs and other voluntary bodies may be mobilized to run water and buttermilk supply centres.  The MNREGA timings should be adjusted so as to ensure that no worker suffers from heatwave conditions.  The fire department should also be on high alert.  Efforts should be made to ensure all amenities to children appearing for examinations in addition to prioritising maintenance of power to all critical facilities like hospitals and drinking water supply schemes. District collectors should prepare their district-specific heatwave action plans, Chief Secretary said.

All the departments have been directed to initiate an advance plan of action regarding preparedness, response, relief and mitigation measures to ensure zero human deaths due to heatwave.  Accordingly, awareness should be created on the symptoms of heatstroke and its consequences as also the precautions that should be taken. 

Secretary Education Sandeep Kumar Sultania, Secretary Health Rizvi, Commissioner Disaster Management Manick Raj, IMD Director Nagaratna and other officials participated in the teleconference. (INN)

Bhoiguda Fire Tragedy: CM KCR announces Rs. 5 Lakh ex-gratia for each family

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has expressed shock over the fire accident at the Boiguda Scrap Godown in Secunderabad.

CM KCR mourned the death of Bihar workers in the fire. He announced ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each for those who died in the fire.The Chief Minister directed Chief Secretary CS Somesh Kumar to make arrangements for the repatriation of the bodies of Bihar migrant labour who died in the fire accident., to their native places. (INN)

TS Govt will fill 80,039 vacancies, Regularise 11,103 contract employees: CM KCR

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Wednesday announced that the Telangana Government would take up recruitment for 80,039 vacant posts in various departments and regularise the services of 11,103 personnel. The financial implication of filling up vacancies and regularisation of contract employees will be Rs. 7,300 crores per annum.

Making a detailed statement on the floor of the Telangana Legislative Assembly today, the Chief Minister said that the process of recruitment would begin with immediate effect.

“Inadequate representation and injustice in public employment to the local candidates belonging to Telangana region was one of the issues that led to the demand for a separate State of Telangana. Government, therefore, has always been conscious of the aspirations of the local candidates of Telangana in regard to employment in Government and Government institutions,” the Chief Minister said in his statement. 

CM KCR said that though the employment potential in government in any State or Country would be limited to not more than 5% of the total employment, the fact remains that there is a certain amount of satisfaction and pride associated with the employment in government. “It is in this background that the Government of Telangana have made efforts and succeeded in obtaining a new Presidential Order for Telangana under Article 371-D of the Constitution of India which now provides for reservations in favour of local candidates in civil posts and posts under local authorities to an extent of 95% at all levels, starting from lowest cadre to posts equivalent to Deputy Collector.  The reservation in favour of local candidates belonging to Telangana under the new Presidential Order is substantially higher than the reservation that was in vogue under the old Presidential Order, both in terms of percentage of reservation and the posts covered for reservation.  The new Presidential order provides for reservation even in posts like, Deputy Collector, CTO & DSP for which there was no reservation in favour of local candidates under the old Presidential Order.  Further, the extent of reservation is now 95% for all posts as against the 60 to 80% under the old Presidential Order,” he said. 

The Chief Minister said that the local candidates of Telangana, apart from the 95% reservation in their district, zone and multi zone could also compete for the 5% open quota in any other district, zone or multi zone. This in effect would enable candidates local to Telangana to compete for all the 100% vacancies in any district, zone or multi zone, he said.

Further, the Chief Minister said that a local candidate of Telangana could compete for the district cadre posts in his local district and zonal cadre posts in the zone where the candidate’s district is located.

“The formation of the new State of Telangana, apart from division of territories, also involved division of assets and employees, not only in Government and Government institutions, but also the various commercial undertakings and other entities under the Government included in Schedules-IX and X of the Andhra Pradesh Re-Organization Act.  This exercise has taken a lot of time, as division of employees involves the Central Government and issue of orders by the Central Government under the A.P. Re-organization Act.  The entire exercise of division of employees of Government departments has been completed only in the year 2017.  Division of assets and employees in respect of Schedule-IX and X institutions is not yet completed.  Associated with this exercise are several court cases and litigation between the two States and also the various cases filed by the aggrieved employees,” he said.

CM KCR said that the Telangana Government, after formation of the new State, has embarked upon several path-breaking schemes and projects, which necessitated a change in the priorities of the Government, which in-turn also necessitated re-designing of several departments and strengthening of core departments like Irrigation, Agriculture, Police, Medical and Health, Rural Water Supply, Panchayat Raj and Education. In this process, the government has sanctioned 1,12,307 new posts in various departments in tune with the priorities set by the Government, which include 1,526 posts of Agricultural Extension Officer Grade-II, and 6,603 posts of Panchayat Secretaries.

In addition, the Chief Minister said that the Government of Telangana has inherited a large number of contract employees, which is a legacy of the united State.  Such a large number of contract employees under the Government is not a desirable phenomenon. In fact, the new Government of Telangana in the early years brought about an amendment to the provisions of The Telangana (Regulation of Appointments to Public Services and Rationalization of Staff Pattern and Pay Structure) Act, 1994 to provide for regularization of the contract employees, who were working as an 2nd June, 2014, subject to their eligibility and fulfilment of other conditions for appointment. However, midway, this process was held up on account of the Court litigation and an interim order passed by the High Court. The High Court has recently dismissed the related writ petitions by its order dated 7.12.2021. There are 11,103 contract personnel working against the sanctioned posts and the Government has decided to regularize the services of all such contract personnel who are eligible for regularization.

“Notwithstanding the above scenario and challenges, the Government has notified 1,56,254 posts for recruitment after the formation of Telangana, out of which 1,33,942 posts have been filled up. The remaining 22,312 posts are under the recruitment process,” he said.

The direct recruitment to certain categories of posts, which were categorized as Group-I, Group-II, Group-III and Group-IV and several other posts in several departments was held up mainly on account of the amendments awaited to the Presidential Order, 2018. This is to ensure the benefit of 95% reservation in favour of local candidates in direct recruitment in 33 districts, seven Zonal and two Multi Zonal cadres.

Soon after the amendments were received and approved by the Central Government in June, 2021, the organization of new local cadres as per the new Presidential Order, 2018 was completed in August, 2021. After consultation with various employees’ associations, the allotment of the existing employees among the new local cadres, was taken up and completed during December, 2021. With this, the number of direct recruitment vacancies in each of the new local cadres viz., District, Zonal and Multi Zonal is now known, for the purpose of notifying vacancies and direct recruitment, the Chief Minister said.

“After several rounds of detailed review at the level of Chief Minister, concerned Ministers, Chief Secretary and Secretaries, a comprehensive enumeration of all the sanctioned posts, working strength and direct recruitment vacancies in all the departments has been taken up and completed. Simultaneously, the Government, after considering the requirement in the newly formed Districts, Municipalities and Gram Panchayats, have decided to sanction 6,211 new posts. In addition, Government also proposes to fill up 2,020 teaching posts and 2,774 non-teaching posts in the universities. The total number of Direct Recruitment vacancies thus arrived at is 91,142. After regularization of 11,103 contractual personnel working against these vacancies, the net posts available for direct recruitment will be 80,039,” the Chief Minister said.

CM KCR said that the government has accordingly decided to take up recruitment for 80,039 posts. The financial implication of filling up of 80,039 vacancies and regularization of 11,103 contractual personnel would be Rs. 7,300 crores per annum to begin with.

“Keeping in view the aspirations of the unemployed youth, the State Government has also decided to relax the upper age limit for direct recruitment, to enable more unemployed become eligible to compete in the proposed recruitment, by ten years, except for uniformed services like police. With this, the upper age limit will be 44 years for O.C, 49 years for SC, ST, BC, 54 years for Physically handicapped, and 47 years for ex-Servicemen,” he said.

Further, the State Government, as a policy, has decided that henceforth there will not be any more contractual appointments.

CM KCR informed that the government has also decided that henceforth the Government would determine in advance and notify the direct recruitment vacancies that would be filled every year. Accordingly, strict instructions have been issued by the Chief Secretary to all the Secretaries and HoDs to regularly update the vacancy position in their respective departments. Then a recruitment calendar will be announced annually. Accordingly, all the departments will immediately give indents to the concerned recruiting agencies for issue of notifications. The notifications will be issued with suitable gaps to facilitate aspiring candidates to compete in various examinations.

The Group Wise vacancies to be filled are: Group I – 503; Group II – 582; Group III – 1,373 and Group IV –  9,168. The Local Cadre wise vacancies include District – 39,829; Zonal – 18,866; Multi Zonal – 13,170 and Other Categories and Universities – 8,174.

The Local District Cadre Wise Vacancies are as follows: Hyderabad – 5,268; Nizamabad – 1,976; Medchal-Malkajgiri – 1,769; Ranga Reddy – 1,561; Karimnagar – 1,465; Nalgonda – 1,398; Kamareddy – 1,340; Khammam – 1,340; Bhadradri Kothagudem – 1,316; Nagarkurnool – 1,257; Sanga Reddy – 1,243; Mahabubnagar – 1,213; Adilabad – 1,193; Siddipet – 1,178; Mahabubabad – 1,172; Hanumakonda – 1,157; Medak – 1,149; Jagityal – 1,063; Mancherial – 1,025; Yadadri Bhuvanagiri – 1,010; Jayashankar Bhupalpally – 918; Nirmal – 876; Warangal – 842; Komaram Bheem Asifabad – 825; Peddapalli – 800; Jangaon – 760; Narayanpet – 741; Vikarabad – 738; Suryapet – 719; Mulugu – 696; Jogulamba Gadwal – 662; Rajanna Sircilla – 601 and Wanaparthy – 556.

The department-wise vacancies to be filled are Home – 18,334; Secondary Education – 13,086; Health, Medical & Family Welfare – 12,755; Higher Education – 7,878; Backward Classes Welfare  – 4,311; Revenue Department – 3,560; Scheduled Castes Development Dept – 2,879; Irrigation & Command Area Development – 2,692; Tribal Welfare – 2,399; Minorities Welfare – 1,825; Environment, Forest, Science & Technology – 1,598; Panchayat Raj and Rural Development – 1,455; Labour and Employment – 1,221; Finance – 1,146; Women, Children, Disabled and Senior Citizens – 895; Municipal Administration and Urban Development – 859; Agriculture and Cooperation – 801; Transport, Roads and Buildings Department – 563; Law – 386; Animal Husbandry & Fisheries – 353; General Administration – 343; Industries And Commerce – 233; Youth Advancement, Tourism and Culture – 184; Planning – 136; Food & Civil Supplies – 106; Legislature – 25 and Energy – 16. (INN)

CM KCR was flooded with greetings on his 68th birthday

Hyderabad: Greetings flooded Chief Minister Sri K Chandrashekhar Rao on his 68th birthday today.

From President of India, Vice President, Prime Minister, Supreme Court Chief Justice, several chief ministers, governors, prominent personalities, celebrities called up the CM over the phone, some sent messages, some posted on social media to convey their greetings. They all heaped praises on the CM as an ideal administrator who is a role model for development and welfare, a leader who lead the separate statehood movement and  realised the four decades-old dream of Telangana State.

All sections of people through their feelings and opinions that the services of CM KCR who is leading the Telangana state on a progressive state are needed for the country in the future. The people have expressed this through songs, dance and other cultural forms. They wished that CM KCR should be blessed with good health; longevity and he should achieve the goals and aims he has fixed.

CM KCR fans in the state, other states and in abroad, leaders, activists of the TRS have celebrated on a high scale in a festive mood the birthday celebrations of CM KCR.  Blood donation camps, health camps, offering food to the poor, visually impaired and aged persons were held across Telangana. Several documentaries came out on CM KCR’s life and times. Several poets, writers showed their love towards CM KCR through their songs, poems and advertisements. (INN)