The Andhra Pradesh government will use e-office system and electronic files to ensure smooth shifting of secretariat from Hyderabad to the temporary secretariat in the Amaravati Capital Region from June 15. A majority of the files created post-bifurcation of the state are in electronic form and their transfer to the offices in the temporary secretariat coming up at Velagapudi village in the Amaravati Capital Region is expected to be smooth.
“The digital files will be transferred smoothly. No files should be lost due to the shifting. We unplug at Hyderabad and plug in at the temporary secretariat. We are hoping to transfer all the paperwork and old files without any major glitches,’’ I&PR and IT Minister Dr P Raghunatha Reddy said.
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday inaugurated the temporary AP Secretariat at Velagapudi in the Amaravati Capital Region. Officials said that although only the CM’s office is completely ready while rest of the offices are still under construction, it was decided to inaugurate today as there are no auspicious dates till September.
Naidu entered his esthetically done office amidst vedic chants and rituals, and immediately signed the first file, waiving off loans of horticulture farmers. Naidu, who is spending at least five days a week at Vijayawada, will use this 2000 sq feet office till the Secretariat and other government buildings are constructed at Amaravati, the new capital, and oversee shifting of secretariat from Hyderabad. The temporary complex is coming up over 25 acres and will have a minimum of six lakh sq feet of working space. Many government employees working at the AP Secretariat at Hyderabad will start shifting to the temporary buildings at Velagapudi from June 15.
After inaugurating the temporary offices, Naidu announced that the employees who will be shifting from Hyderabad to Vijayawada or Guntur will have a five-day week which will give them the weekends to look for accommodation and make necessary adjustments after the shifting. Naidu also announced an additional 30 per cent HRA for all the employees who are shifting from Hyderabad. At least 5,000 quarters will be built in the Amaravati Capital Region for the employees in the first phase in the next one year.
Naidu also announced a gift of an additional 50 sq yards land to all the farmers who gave up their land under the Land Pooling Scheme for construction of the new capital city. The farmers will receive the additional 50 sq yards land along with their land that they will get back once the capital region is developed.
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