The AP government has directed all its employees in Hyderabad to report to work at Amaravati by September 19 and complete the relocation by month-end. The AP government will begin functioning from the interim government complex at Velagapudi village in the upcoming capital city of Amaravati from October 1.
Official statistics show that about 7,200 employees have already reported at their offices in the capital region (Vijayawada-Guntur). Another 5,000 employees are expected to move out of Hyderabad next week. Those working in pub lic sector undertakings and corporations are waiting for the final award by Sheela Bhide committee that has been given the responsibility of distribution of employees between AP and Telangana. The state government decided to sanction one week leave to all the employees who report at Amaravati on September 19 so that they could complete their relocation to Andhra Pradesh. Employees were asked to avail travel advance facility.
The state government had planned to shift the administration from Hyderabad by June 2. But the process was delayed for various reasons including the Krishna Pushkaram. Also, heavy rains hampered the construction of the interim government complex.So far, 15 departments have shifted to Velagapudi.
“Already 50 per cent of the employees have shifted to Vijaywada and Guntur.The remaining staff will shift by this month-end,“ said AP Secretariat Employees’ Association president U Muralikrishna.
eenadu news paper 18-09-2016: http://epaper.eenadu.net