AP Cabinet takes key decisions

  • Published Nov 03, 2023 | 8:07 PMUpdated Nov 03, 2023 | 8:07 PM
  • Published Nov 03, 2023 | 8:07 PMUpdated Nov 03, 2023 | 8:07 PM
AP Cabinet takes key decisions

Andhra Pradesh Cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, took several key decisions at its meeting held at the Secretariat here on Friday.
The Cabinet has decided to take up a comprehensive caste-based census. During the discussion on the issue, the Chief Minister observed it would be helpful for alleviating the lives of oppressed classes and taking their social empowerment to next level.
It has appreciated the Jagananna Aarogya Suraksha as 11,700 camps have been conducted so far in which 6.4crore medical tests were conducted. More than 8, 72,000 eye tests were also conducted with around 11,300 persons undergoing eye surgeries and eye glasses distributed to more than 5, 22,000 persons.
The Chief Minister suggested that all Ministers should actively participate in Aarogya Suraksha which would be conducted from Jan 1again,
The Cabinet decided to undertake another public awareness campaign about the YSR Aarogyasri programme from Nov 15 to Dec 15 to help people download the Aarogyasri App and educate them about free medical treatment of various diseases being provided at the listed hospitals.
The Cabinet has ratified the SIPB’s approval of fresh investments worth Rs 19,037crore that would provide employment opportunities to 69,565 persons,
Apart that, it has decided to implement new land allotment policy for setting up industries, allot 5400 acres of land for Ecoren Energy India Ltd to establish 902 MW solar energy plants in Nandyala and YSR districts and make an additional allotment of 2 acres of land to MRK Group to establish hotels in Tirupati district.
The Cabinet has also agreed to the proposal of establishing 800 MW wind energy plant and allot another 100 acres of land to establish National Law University in Kurnool district.

The Cabinet has also approved allotment of lands for construction of government offices in several districts and allotment of industrial lands below 50 acres made by APIIC.
It has permitted the APIIC to transform the 1200 acres of land allotted at Pudimadaka in Anakapalli district for setting up thermal power plant into green hydrogen zone and raise Rs.95,000crore investments through NTPC.
It has agreed to provide huge concession on payment of electricity duty by ferroalloys industry which employs nearly 50,000 persons. It will impose a financial burden of Rs. 766 crore on the State exchequer.
It has also decided to provide guarantee for securing a loan of Rs. 5000crore for procurement of Kharif paddy by Civil Supplies Corporation and MARKFED.
Besides ratifying the DA hike by 3. 64 % for government employees and pensioners with effect from July 1, 2022, the Cabinet has also approved the local cadre and direct recruitment draft 2023 under which the State would be divided into six zones. Except the posts of departmental heads, commissionerate and other state levels posts, 95 % of the appointments for other posts would be filled from locals.
Fulfilling the election promise made to journalists, the Cabinet has also decided to allot house sites of three cents each to working journalists.
The Cabinet has also agreed to allot necessary land for the construction of own complex for Piduguralla Municipality.
It gave green signal to appoint experts for training the students in future skills in 6790 Government High Schools with the support and guidance of nearby Engineering Colleges.
The Cabinet has also decided to provide exemption to the displaced persons of Polavaram Project and also the beneficiaries of house sites under Navaratnalu- Pedalandariki Illu in Visakhapatnam district from payment of stamp duty, registration fees and user charges.
Filling up vacancies
It has given approval to fill 3200 vacancies of teaching and non-teaching staff in Universities and IIITs and also fill the Group I and Group II vacant posts in various departments,
The Cabinet has approved the proposal to appoint 467 persons through outsourcing to run the R&B guest houses, to fill 100 inspector posts in police department and sanction 22 posts for the State Police Complaints Authority besides filling up the posts in Endowments department and establishing necessary transport department offices in East Godavari and Sri Satya Sai districts and recruit necessary staff.
The Cabinet has also decided to establish a dialyses research center and super specialty hospital at Markapuram and fill 21 posts in the Nephrology department in Markapuram Medical College. It has approved a proposal to provide Group I job to Table Tennis player Saket Mineni ,
Welfare calendar
The Cabinet has approved the welfare calendar for November following which Rythu Bharosa, Vidya deevena and Kalyanmastu funds would be distributed on Nov 7, 28 and 30 respectively while a special historical programme would be conducted on Nov15 for distribution of assigned and Inam lands with ownership rights and for waiver of loans obtained by people from SC Corporation for purchase of lands.