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Naidu launches CM Connect app

N. Chandrababu Naidu  

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu launched a new mobile app CM Connect, which runs on Microsoft’s Kaizala platform, at Secretariat at Velagapudi near here on Friday.

Mr. Naidu said that the app will be useful in receiving feedback from the public directly on any given issue.

Pulse of people

The app would help the government to know the pulse of the people. Following success of Kaizala app, which was launched during the Krishna pushkarams, CM Connect was developed. Unlike Kaizala app, the identity of the responder would be kept secret.

Confidential info

People can share the confidential information with the Chief Minister directly, he said.

Effective planning

The app would help in effective planning, improving and implementation of the schemes and programmes. The people have also been requested to spare a few minutes and give their feedback without any bias for the benefit of State in general and their welfare in particular, he said.

Microsoft Corporate Vice President Rajiv Kumar said, “It is first that a head of State is using app and technology to reach out to the people. I have seen the world. Nowhere such exercise is going on.”

Call centre

The Chief Minister said a 750-seater call centre would be inaugurated at Secretariat on April 20.

The Command and Communication Centre also would be inaugurated at the Secretariat in first week of June.

Command and Communications Centre in-charge B Rajasekhar, Planning Commission Vice Chairman Kutumba Rao were present.