Inter-departmental AP Committee to Check Infant, Maternal Mortality Rates

Published: 20th August 2014 07:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th August 2014 07:16 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: In order to reduce infant and mother mortality rates, the Andhra Pradesh government has constituted an Inter-Departmental Committee.

Andhra Pradesh chief secretary IYR Krishna Rao on Tuesday conducted a review meeting of the committee comprising Special Chief Secretary, Principal Secretaries and Secretaries of HM&FW, WD&CW, PR&RD, TW, Commissioner MA&UD and CEO and SERP at the Secretariat.

The committee will not only evolve the guidelines but also supervise and review the work of the connected field-level functionaries.

Similarly, the meeting decided to streamline the procedures with reference to PPP projects and projects to be taken on Swiss Challenge. An Inter- Secretaries Committee was constituted with Principal Secretary Finance, Principal secretary TR&B, Principal secretary I&I and others to go through the existing rules, procedures and operationalise systems to take up projects.

This committee will also look into the issues of delegation of powers for approval of projects at different levels.

It was also decided to have a grievance redressal mechanism to deal with public complaints and refine and make the existing Prajavani Programme applicable to all the districts and state-Level departments as well.

The chief secretary directed principal secretary IT&C  to revise the mechanism within  a week so that all grievances are dealt with on e-Platform.

He said Monday which is already designated as the Grievances Day will continue to be so for all offices and it was decided to build up a record of grievances redressal.

The meeting also decided to write to the Centre for one more corridor between Hyderabad-Bangalore, touching Anantapur and Kurnool districts.


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