A thousand applicants have been chosen as beneficiaries to receive new autos from the government through draw of lots at Haj House on December 8 in the presence of Deputy CM of Telangana Mahmood Ali.
Press Release, Hyderabad:
Mr. Mohammed Mahmood Ali Deputy Chief Minister, Government of Telangana has selected a thousand Auto Drivers to the beneficiaries through Draw of Lots today at Haj House, Nampally and assured that orders will be issued very soon for allotment of Autos to the remaining over 700 applicants.
He said that the Chief Minister Sri K. Chandrashekahra Rao would distribute the autos to the beneficiaries very soon. He advised the auto drivers to adopt thriftiness and save money earned through hard labour for the welfare of the family.
The Deputy Chief Minister further said that the cost of the autos which was Rs. 1.60 lakhs was bargained at Rs. 1.40 lakhs with 50% subsidy, providing direct benefits to the auto drivers. He said that the Government would sanction 4,500 autos to the nine districts at the rate of 500 autos per district.
He further said that the Telangana has initiated amazing schemes for the welfare and development of the minorities in the state including Shaadi Mubarak, in which the target of 20,000 marriages in a year was surpassed and 21,800 marriages were performed during this year and the government planned to perform one lakh marriages in five years.
Over Seas Educational Schemes etc. apart from other general schemes such as Food Security Scheme, and waiver of electricity and water supply bills to the tune of Rs.418 crores.
Mr. Jaffer Hussain Meraj MLA congratulated the auto drivers and advised them not to waste tehamount they earned and not to waste the opportunity they were getting. He said that very soon the remaining 700 applicants would also get autos.
Mr. B. Shafiullah Managing Director Telangana State Minorities Finance Corporation welcomed the guests and gathering and said that in the 1000 auto drivers being selected 992 belong to Muslim community, seven to Christians and one sikh beneficiary. The Muslim applicants who outnumbered the quota would be selected through draw of lots. Mr. Syed Vilayat Hussain General Manager TSMFC conducted the proceedings and proposed a vote of thanks.
Mr. Syed Omer Jaleel IAS Secretary to Government, Minorities Welfare Department, Mr. Mohammed Jalaluddin Akber, Director Minorities Welfare Department, Prof. S. A. Shukoor, Special Officer Telangana State Haj Committee, Mr. Raghunath Joint Commissioner Transport and Mr. Dasrath RTO and others participated in the meeting. A large number of applicant auto drivers attended the meeting.