Andhra Budget: Naidu to Review Flagship Programs

Published: 22nd February 2016 06:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd February 2016 06:43 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Ahead of the budget preparation exercise with various departments to be held by finance minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu from Feb 24 to 26 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will hold two-day conference with the collectors of all districts at Vijayawada from Monday.

According to sources, during the marathon meeting, which will be attended by all ministers and other senior officials, workaholic Naidu will not only review the implementation of various flagship programmes of his government such as ‘Smart Village/Ward- Smart AP’, ‘Swachh AP’ and the status of the grievances received during ‘Janmabhoomi-Ma Vooru’ programme, but also unveil his action plan for the coming financial year.

On the first day of the session, the Chief Minister will deliver a keynote address on ‘Transforming Governance for Inclusive and Sustainable Double Digit Growth. Later, he will review the implementation of the government programmes and welfare schemes district-wise.

During the conference, Naidu is expected to review the process of execution of ‘PEMANDU’ (Performance Management and Delivery Unit) model of governance in each department, which is being implemented in the State in coordination with Malaysian government.

PEMANDU chief to address collectors

Naidu.jpgRavindran Devagunam, PEMANDU Director, from Malaysia will deliver a speech on governance lab during the first day session of collectors’ conference. In fact, the State government had recently released Rs. 4.60 crore as first instalment of the consultation fee to Malaysia to customise the Malaysian PEMANDU with AP requirements as it had decided to adopt the Malaysian methodology to achieve economic and administrative excellence in the implementation of government schemes.

Fiscal Plan

■ During the two-day conference, CM Naidu will review the government’s performance for the current financial year, besides drawing out an action plan for the ensuing fiscal year, 2016-17

■ The two-day Collectors’ Conference will have six sessions

■ On the first day, needed allocations for each department in the ensuing State budget would be debated at length

■ On the second day, issues such as investments, urban infrastructure development and welfare schemes will be taken up

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