Staff Reporter

Collector's directive to officials

Sangareddy: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy will launch the Food Assurance programme from the backward Kangti mandal of Medak district on February 2.

District Collector B. Venkatesam announced this at an orientation programme for district and divisional-level officers on Saturday.

The Collector directed them to submit proposals of works to be undertaken providing 100 days of employment for each family on or before February 14.

While the programme should be implemented from April, Medak district has decided to begin works in certain places on a trial basis.

The Collector said that Rs. 5 crores rupees have been released for this purpose.

He directed them to undertake 75 per cent of works identified at the village panchayat level, 15 in mandal level and 10 under Zilla Parishad level.

The Collector cautioned officials not to undertake CC works and resist from hiring machines to complete the works.

He warned of penal action against such officers.

In all more than 2 lakh new accounts would be opened in 164 banks and 700 post offices in the district to deposit the amounts of the beneficiaries.

Competerisation

Work on setting up computers in each mandal headquarters would begin from February 15. Two computers, operators and a programme officer would monitor the works.

The Collector wanted to utilise the employment assurance programme to complete the targeted plantation of Pongamia saplings in more than 1.5 lakh acres in the district.

Joint Collector Vani Mohan, Indira Kranthi Patham Director J.Murali, ZP CEO Chennaiah, DRO Prakash and RDO Sangareddy Rammurty also participated in the meeting.