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APCC chief asks party leaders to make field visits

TAKING STOCK: Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee chief D. Srinivas at a meeting with office-bearers at Gandhi Bhavan in Hyderabad on Saturday. — PHOTO: NAGARA GOPAL
TAKING STOCK: Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee chief D. Srinivas at a meeting with office-bearers at Gandhi Bhavan in Hyderabad on Saturday. — PHOTO: NAGARA GOPAL

The Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee's monitoring panels have been asked to coordinate with the government officials to identify lapses in the implementation of flagship welfare and development programmes.

Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee president D. Srinivas on Saturday asked the panels not give scope for criticism from any quarters.

“I want the panels to coordinate with the officials and try to curb the loopholes,” he told reporters after a meeting with the five monitoring committees.

‘No pressure groups'

He said these panels would help the government improve implementation of the ongoing programmes and denied that they could act as ‘pressure groups' or ‘shadow committees'.

At the meeting, the committee representatives have been asked make field visits and give feedback to the government. Members of the rural development, urban development, agriculture, public health, and education committees have been asked to visit at least three districts during the month.

The Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee chief said the DCC level monitoring committees should submit their reports to the headquarters by April 14.

Minister's suggestion

Minister for Rural Development D. Manikya Varaprasad suggested that a meeting of the Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee's office-bearers, Ministers, and the Chief Minister be convened to review the progress of flagship programmes.

Former Kurnool Mayor Raghurami Reddy while appreciating the party's initiative to hold a meeting to review the flagship programmes felt that such interest should have been shown while selecting candidates for the recent Legislative Council polls.


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