Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao said, that, taking it as an opportunity of new gram panchayats coming into existence, from August 2, 2018, the villages are to be developed tremendously. He said, that, the villages are key for development and only when the villages are developed, the country develops. He said, that, for every village, an officer will be appointed as person in charge and also one panchayat secretary for which the process is on. The CM said, that, an action plan has to be evolved to see that the person in charge and village secretaries develop the villages.

KCR said, that, the District Collectors and the state level officers have to monitor and supervise the works that are to be taken up in the villages. CM also said, that,Rs. 30 crores will be kept at the District level which would be used to take up any immediate work at the village level to overcome any problem that comes to the notice of village secretary and at his discretion. The Chief Minister held a review meeting in Pragathi Bhavan regarding the appointment of person in-charges and Panchayat secretaries.


“For the new person, in-charges and village secretaries an action plan have to be entrusted to assess the present condition of the village and how it should transform in the next three years. Effective monitoring should be done from time to time about the implementation of the action plan. The newly appointed village secretaries will be under probation for three years. Tree plantation, nurseries management, graveyards construction, the arrangement of dump yards, taxes and other similar works are to be part of job chart of the secretaries. In each aspect and branch, their work has to be evaluated’. CM said.

“We have created new village panchayats. Monitoring of developmental programmes becomes easy with smaller village panchayats. In view of the court case elections to the Gram panchayats are delayed. Until the case is disposed of, to see that the developmental works are not hampered, we are appointing a person in charge. Immediately after the court judgement elections are to be held. The elected sarpanches are to be entrusted with duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Panchayat Raj Act passed in the Assembly. The role of the village panchayat in the development of the village is very crucial”. CM said.