HYDERABAD: Telangana government has permitted engineers to purchase 930 iPads, desktops, laptops for executing the Water Grid programme.
The state government which took the Water Grid programme as a priority item decided to equip the engineers with latest gadgets so that they have every information relating to Water Grid works on finger tips.
During the first review meeting on Water Grid, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said that it was the responsibility of every RWS engineer to have the field information of their respective jurisdiction on finger tips and instructed the department to provide all the required infrastructure such as iPADs to all the staff.
The Engineer-in-Chief, RWS&S requested the government to accord sanction for procuring 930 iPADs costing approximately ` 1,48,80,000. Accordingly the government on Thursday gave sanction for the same..
However, the engineer-in-chief rural Water Supply Sanitation is permitted to purchase only 741 iPADs out of 930 in the first phase. The remaining 189 can be purchased after filling up the vacant posts.