MACHILIPATNAM: The State government will fill one third of the total number of vacant posts in the municipalities' soon, according to Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development M. Maheedhar Reddy.
Reviewing the activities in the municipalities of Pedana, Gudivada and Nuzvid with the officials concerned here on Tuesday, the Minister stressed the need to pay attention to safe drinking water, sanitation facilities and proper maintenance of street lights.
As Machilipatnam municipality was facing the threat of submergence during every rainy season, he said that a proper plan should be prepared with the coordination of Revenue, Irrigation and Municipal Administration departments. Mr. Reddy said that all employees who had been assigned duties in the field should go to the field for better discharge of duties. “Till now municipal employees used to work for long years at one place, but in the future the Government will make changes to this system,” he said. The Minister instructed the officials to clear all pending BPS applications before the December 31 deadline. He said Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy will inaugurate “100 days Hyderabad” campaign on January 1 and a similar programme to look into the problems will be launched in every municipality. The municipal officers concerned were quizzed by the Minister on how the funds released under the Twelfth Finance Commission were spent, about penalisation of constructions that violate the municipal norms and regarding commercial establishments. He ordered all the officials to remove unauthorised water connections before January 20. Machilipatnam MLA Perni Venkataramaiah (Nani), Joint Collector Gaurav Uppal, IKP Urban Project Director K. Shivashankar Rao were present