Implement new PR and Municipal acts strictly, CS tells Additional Collectors

Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar is addressing the Additional Collectors at review meeting of new Panchayat Raj and Municipal Acts

Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar stated that Telangana State has brought new Acts for Gram panchayats and Municipalities which has to be implemented in true spirit.


Addressing the Additional Collectors of Local Bodies (ACLBs) during a review meeting of Palle Pragati ad Pattana Pragati programmes here today, Chief Secretary said that the post of Additional Collectors for local bodies have been created to ensure that both the Acts are implemented thoroughly. Reiterating the Chief Minister KCR’s vision to make every Grampanchayat and Urban Local Body (ULB) clean, green and hygienic, CS said Tractors, Tankers and regular release of Rs. 456 Crores per month to Gram Panchayats and ULBs has been done so that there is no issue. 

Additional Collectors were directed to inspect GPs and ULBs to ensure that streets and drains are cleaned on daily basis. If there is any slackness by officials action would be taken.

A number of construction activities have been taken up like segregation and dumping sheds, Vykuntadhamas, integrated Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian Markets. These structures should be completed and made functional by March 2021, Chief Secretary said.

Similarly for greening Palle Pragathi Vanam, Tree parks, Multi-Level Avenue Plantation should be taken up and completed. As per the new act, 10% of the budget should be used as a green budget. Causalities should be replaced. Special effort should be taken to ensure the survival of plants incoming summer season by using Gram Panchayat tractors and tankers. 

In order to ensure transparently and hassle-free building permission, TS-BPASS has been introduced. Additional Collectors were directed to ensure that early clearances should be given for building permits and also ensure that there are no encroachments.  

Principal Secretary, MA&UD Arvind Kumar, Principal Secretary, GAD Vikas Raj, Secretary, PR&RD Sandeep Kumar Sultania, Secretary, Agriculture & Co-operation Dr Janardhan Reddy, Spl Secretary, Finance Ronald Rose, Commissioner, PR & RD Raghunandan Rao, PCCF Smt Shobha, Secretary, Health SAM Rizvi, CDMA Dr N Satyanarayana, CMD, TSSPDCL Raghuma Reddy, PCCF (SF&HH) RM Dobriyal and other officials attended the meeting.