AP staff unclear on shift from Hyderabad

Published: 19th June 2016 05:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th June 2016 05:02 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: With just 10 days left for the expiry of the deadline of June 27 for the first batch of employees to shift to the interim government complex at Velagapudi near Amaravati, there is no ‘shifting atmosphere’ in the secretariat here.

Even the municipal administration department, headed by P Narayana who  repeatedly claims that all departments will be shifted to Velagapudi within the deadline, has no clarity on when they will have to move. When Express contacted several of the staff working in the department on Saturday, they said they had not received any orders asking them to get ready to move to Velagapudi.

Even preparatory exercise such as numbering the files, packing up computers and material and other works have not begun in right earnest.

All departments, including municipal administration, in the secretariat here are eagerly waiting for the road map to be released by chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on June 22, prioritising the list of departments that are to be shifted to Amaravati one after another.

Employees also want clarity on the department-wise skeletal staff to be retained in Hyderabad.

“We have heard that our department will be the first to be relocated to Velagapudi. But till now we have not been informed  officially nor told orally. We have been only told that the government will release the road map of relocation on June 22. As of now, we are not aware of any dates or plans for relocation,” an employee of the municipal administration and urban development department told Express.

When told that their minister (Narayana) claimed that his department would move to Velagapudi by June 27, the staff said they were not aware of it.


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