Governor promises corruption-free governance

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Reviews impressive march past at the 63{+r}{+d}Republic Day celebrations in Hyderabad

Smart turnout:Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan reviewing the 63rd Republic Day parade in Secunderabad on Thursday.-- Photos: Mohd. Yousuf
Smart turnout:Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan reviewing the 63rd Republic Day parade in Secunderabad on Thursday.-- Photos: Mohd. Yousuf

Handing out a new agenda to the government, Governor E. S. L. Narasimhan has affirmed that corruption in delivery of services to citizens will be brought down by establishing transparency and accountability in administration.

Addressing the gathering after reviewing an impressive march past at the 63{+r}{+d}Republic Day celebrations here on Thursday, the Governor said that as part of the efforts to achieve this goal, Mee Seva, an IT-enabled service introduced in Chittoor, Krishna and Khammam districts, to issue extracts or revenue and other certificates/documents, would be extended to the remaining areas of the State.

Gigantic task

Mr. Narasimhan said one should not be satisfied over achievements made so far by the government as tears from every eye of the poor must be wiped out as envisaged by Mahatma Gandhi. The task, though gigantic, was possible if everyone eschewed selfishness and worked together.

Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, Deputy Chief Minister C. Damodar Rajanarsimha, Assembly Speaker N. Manohar, Legislative Council Chairman A. Chakrapani, APCC president Botcha Satyanarayana, and a number of Ministers were present at the parade which was followed by display of colourful tableaux by various departments.

The Governor, who surprised the large gathering by beginning his speech in Telugu and Hindi, said the well-being of the people was the government's prime concern and this would entail implementation of the numerous developmental and welfare schemes. At the same time, efforts were on to achieve a balanced growth of regions, including those affected by left wing extremism by including six more districts in the Centrally-sponsored Integrated Action Plan to provide amenities in interior areas.

Revenue sadassus

He reaffirmed that the focus on agriculture would continue as farmers remained affected due to various factors, including drought as now. Revenue sadassus would be conducted as an annual programme to resolve land disputes, etc. Prices of essential commodities were likely to come down as the two-digit inflation was decelerating.

Referring to the government's achievements in different sectors, he said a new ayacut of 21 lakh acres had been created by completing, either fully or partially, 21 of the 86 irrigation projects taken up under the ‘ Jalayagnam' programme.

He said the fee reimbursement scheme, now benefiting 27 lakh students belonging to the weaker sections, would continue.

The Governor said private sector participation would be encouraged in the power sector to achieve efficiency. The number of MBBS seats in the State would go up by 700 during 2012-13 academic year. All the promises made during Rachabanda programmes would be fulfilled, he added.

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