Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed that Integrated District Office complexes and District Police Offices be constructed in all the districts.
He wanted designs for these office complexes to be finalised and tenders invited. The proposed complexes would have all the facilities for people and officers. Since new office complexes have been built for Sangareddy, Rangareddy and Nalgonda districts, there is no need for constructing these there. The Chief Minister wanted new office complexes to come up in the remaining 28 districts, for which funds will be allotted in this Budget. They should be completed within a year, he said.
The Chief Minister was reviewing the progress of the project here on Thursday at Pragathi Bhavan. Ministers Jupally Krishna Rao, Jagadeeshwar Reddy, Mission Bhagiratha Vice-Chairman Prashanth Reddy, Principal Advisor to the Government Rajiv Sharma, Chief Secretary SP Singh, senior officials Ramakrishna Rao, Sunil Sharma, Shanti Kumari, Smita Sabharwal, Ganapati Reddy, Surendra Reddy, MLAs Vittal Reddy, Marri Janardhan Reddy, Aruri Ramesh and others participated.
The Chief Minister reiterated that the re-organisation of the districts was done to decentralise the administration and offices should be better equipped for an effective administration. He said except the Police and Fire services offices, all other administrative offices should be housed at one place. The proposed Integrated Office complexes should be designed keeping in view the future needs.
The CM examined the designs made for these complexes. He said the proposed complexes should be able to hold meetings, festivals and other activities in the districts. Conference halls also should be provided for Ministers and the CM to hold review meetings. It should have cross ventilation; allow more room for light and air, besides having walking tracks and parking.
The Chief Minister said adequate provision should be made for toilets, lunch room, banks, ATM, Mee Seva centres, record room, strong room, electricity sub station, and animal traps. The conference hall should accommodate about 1,000 people. The proposed project should come up on 20- 25 acres of land in every district.
He said certain district Collectors have already identified the land for the complexes and wanted layouts and designs to be finalised at the earliest. Along with the Integrated Office complexes, the CM wanted District Police Offices along with Parade Grounds. He wanted a team of officers led by the DGP to visit Tamil Nadu to have an idea of the District police Offices there.
When senior police officers wanted a conference hall for Crime meetings in the districts, the Chief Minister in his inimitable style joked, “How come the police are still using the crime language? Why do you call them crime meetings? It gives a negative sense, change the nomenclature. Change the names that have a negative connotation.”
Mission Bhagiratha Works
The CM instructed the Chief Secretary to expedite the works under the Mission Bhagiratha Scheme. He said though the works under the scheme are doing well in rural areas, there is a need to speed up the works in urban and city areas. He wanted the CS to have review meetings on the progress of the works.