HYDERABAD: The Ranga Reddy zilla parishad has warned mandal-level officials of severe action if they skip official meetings of local bodies.
At the ZP meeting held here on Monday, district collector M Raghunandan Rao said every official must attend the general body meetings and address the issues raised by the public. “Strict action will be taken against the officials who fail to attend for any reason,” he warned.
Several mandal praja parishad (MPP) members complained to ZP chairperson Sunitha Mahender Reddy that mandal-level officials were not responding to their complaints related to their respective departments. Alleging neglect of electricity supply and health care, the MPPs demanded transfer of some officials.
The district collector pacified them, assuring that directions would be given to the officials to address the issues within 24 hours of receiving complaints.
The meeting decided to provide solar energy to all mandal parishad offices in the district.
There are around 750 non-local teachers working in the district and it is nearly 25 percent more than the allotted non-local quota, the ZPTCs members alleged. They also alleged non-release of the list of vacant posts. District education officer G Ramesh assured to release a new list of vacant teaching posts.
Responding to the demand by Manchireddy Kishan Reddy, MLA from Ibrahimpatnam, for payment of minimum wages to schools’ contract staff, the meeting decided to bring it to the government’s notice. Currently, the contract staff working in 369 schools in the district are being paid Rs 1,643 a month.
Transport minister P Mahender Reddy said the government made necessary arrangements for uninterrupted drinking water supply in summer and sanctioned Rs 25 crore for the purpose. It also sanctioned Rs 144 crore for restoration of 492 lakes in the district under Mission Kakatiya, he said.