AP staff must shift to Amaravati by June 27
It’s official. The Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday issued a circular asking all its 32 departments and 89 directorates in Hyderabad to shift to the temporary secretariat at Velagapudi village in the upcoming capital city of Amaravati by June 27.
Thus far, chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu and his cabinet colleagues have confined to making oral statements on the need to start working from the new secretariat in Amaravati by June-end. The decks have now been cleared for the shifting of all AP government offices from Hyderabad with the state government issuing a formal circular to the heads of departments on Wednesday .
The government has also directed the departments and directorates to scout for private buildings in Vijayawada and Guntur in case they do not find space in the interim secretariat complex which is likely to be ready by next month. The task of finding suitable buildings either in Vijayawada or Guntur has been entrusted to the department heads. The district collectors, however, will decide on the rent to be paid by individual department or directorate.The officials have been given the power to enter into lease agreement with the owners of buildings for up to three years.
eenadu news paper 26-05-2016 : http://epaper.eenadu.net