ANDHRA PRADESH

YSR for a committed bureaucratic set-up

The lighter side: Former RBI Governor Y.V. Reddy with central civil service officers in Hyderabad on Tuesday. -

The lighter side: Former RBI Governor Y.V. Reddy with central civil service officers in Hyderabad on Tuesday. -   | Photo Credit: PHOTO: K. RAMESH BABU

Says close coordination between bureaucrats and politicians vital for development

HYDERABAD: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy has stressed the need for close coordination among the political leadership and bureaucratic machinery to ensure delivery of services to the satisfaction of the people.

The Chief Minister said any governance will sustain as long as it continues to be sincere, committed and credible as the people look at the credibility of the government, bureaucracy included. Dr. Reddy was delivering the inaugural address at the 83rd foundation course for central civil service officers organised at the Dr. Marri Channa Reddy Human Resource Development Institute here on Tuesday.

Elaborating on the role of bureaucracy in effectively implementing political leadership’s decisions, he said given the situation where illiteracy, poverty and social stigmas were still prevalent, it was absolutely necessary to have a committed bureaucratic set up as political leadership alone would not be sufficient.

Explaining the initiatives launched by his government in the past five years, he said people would test the government after five years and vote back if they were satisfied by the delivery of services. In this context, he said people re-elected the Congress in the recent elections in spite of “promises of providing heaven” made by the Opposition as they believed that his government was a performing one.

Reserve Bank of India former Governor Y.V. Reddy lauded the development achieved in Andhra Pradesh over the past five years. The State could strike a balance between urban-rural sectors, agriculture, manufacturing and services sectors and could achieve growth with social justice.

Asserting that Andhra Pradesh was set to play an important role in future, he wanted the Officer trainees to “learn Telugu in their own interests”.

MCR HRD Institute director general V.P. Jauhari explained about the activities in the three-and-a-half month course to 182 officer trainees including 41 women belonging to Indian Revenue Services, Indian Railway Traffic Service, Indian Economic Services and other disciplines of civil services.

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