CM KCR to conduct surprise field visits

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Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is all set to conduct surprise checks after June 19 to inspect the progress of developmental works in cities and villages and the performance of Municipal and Panchayat Raj Department officials.

I will not spare officials who are found to be negligent while discharging duties during my surprise visits,” KCR said, adding that the number of Covid cases in the State had dropped with the positivity rate now down to 4.7 per cent.

“Once Covid is brought under control, the next phase of Palle and Patta Pragathi programmes will be taken up,” he said, addressing a high-level meeting in Pragathi Bhavan. The Chief Minister instructed the Forest Department officials to prepare a separate action plan to increase greenery in the State.

There is a necessity for me to involve directly now. Any official who is found to be negligent will not be spared and stern action will be taken against errant officials,” he said.

Since Additional Collectors were appointed for the development of cities and villages, they should be at the field-level to review the works. However, the Additional Collectors were unable to work on expected lines.

Details pertaining to sanitation, greenery, supply of drinking water, planting of saplings, number of village meetings conducted so far, participation of MPOs and their attitude along with the steps taken for the development of the village and village development reports among others should be incorporated in the chart, he said.