Jagan Cabinet Endorses High Power Panel Report On Decentralization Of Administration

Amaravati, Jan.20 (Maxim News): The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet met under chairmanship of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and approved High Power Committee report on administrative decentralization and comprehensive development of all the regions in the State.

The decision was taken in a hour-long special Cabinet meeting this morning. The Council of Ministers took various crucial decisions related to the development of all regions in the State. The Cabinet discussed five issues including Capital Farmers’ Compensation and doubled the amount from Rs 2,500 to Rs 5,000. It also increased the lease period for tenant farmers from 10 to 15 years.

The Cabinet also endorsed the proposal to set up over 11,000 Farmers’ Guarantee Centers or Rythu Bharosa Centers in the State. It also decided to convert the CRDA into the Amaravati Metropolitan Regional Development Authority and establishment of Pulivendula Urban Development Authority.

After the Cabinet meeting, Speaker Tammineni Sitaram chaired the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting at 10 am. It was attended by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Finance Minister Buggana Rajendranath Reddy, Chief Whip G Srikanth Reddy and MLA Achhnennaidu on behalf of the TDP. The Business Advisory Committee will introduce bills relating to establishment of zones in the State, decentralisation of AP development, repealing of CRDA Act, benefits related to Amaravati farmers, converting all government schools into English medium. The cabinet also gave nod to the recommendations of high power committee on AP all-round development and decentralization of governance.

The three-day special session of the Assembly began amidst tight security under Section 144 CrPC, which prohibits assembly of four or more persons in some parts of Vijayawada and Guntur to facilitate smooth functioning of the State Assembly proceedings and movement of public representatives.

Heavy police force has been deployed on the Prakasam Barrage. Only the movement of legislators, officials and emergency staff are allowed on the barrage, which connects Vijayawada to the State Assembly in Amaravati. (Maxim News)

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