AP govt sets up panel to reorganise districts

Amaravati, August 7 (PTI) AP govt on Fri.

kick-started the procedure for reorganising the dists within the state from 13 to 25 for bringing the administration in the dist. level closer to the citizens with the objective of enhancing the lives of the residents.

Turning every parliamentary constituency into a new dist. by dividing the existing 1 is an election assure of the ruling YSR Congress as the present dists “are huge in size & have becomes unwieldy to administer.”

Past month, the state Cabinet gave the go-ahead for the dist. reorganisation schedule &, accordingly, a six-member committee headed by Chief Secretary Nilam Sawhney has been constituted on Thu. to research the different elements engaged.

Chief Commissioner of Land Administration, Gen. Administration Secretary (Solutions), Scheduling Secretary, a representative from that Chief Ministers Workplace going to be members of theCommittee to research the restructuring of Dists in AP awhile the Principal Finance Secretary going to act as the Convenor.

The Committee was inquired to submit its record in 3 mos as CM Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy is stated to be keen on completing the exercise by Mar 31, 2024, officer sources stated.

Issuing an order in this context, the Chief Secretary stated the committee would research different elements linked to the creation of new dists & themeasures to be taken to optimally use person & fiscal resources in all levels.

The Committee going to examine & suggest the broad principles for determining the geographical boundaries & authoritative units constituting the proposed 25 dists & the steps to be taken for assuring that the expenditure (both one-time & recurring) is kept to the min..

Amongst remaining, it’ll also studythe optimal utilize of existing infra-structure & existing person resources & redeployment in all levels for facilitating the smooth working of the restructured dists, the order stated.

There has, although, being opposition in the YSRC to the formation of new dists with a Lok Sabha constituency as the base.

The Srikakulam chiefs, involving Assembly Speaker Tammineni Seetaram, have voiced their own opposition to the splitting of their own dist. as it’d lose 3 important assembly segments.

They wanted the govt to work (5) out an variant schedule so that the existing geography of Srikakulam dist. is not irritated even after the reorganisation.

Similarly, there is opposition over creating Araku a new dist. as the existing Lok Sabha constituency is spread over 4 dists.

There have been multiple different parliamentary constituencies which were spread over 2 dists, division of that can becomes a ticklish problem.