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Telangana State government to set up 119 residential schools for Backward Classes

In yet another major decision, the Cabinet also decided to allocate lands for political parties for construction of party offices. The lands will be allotted at Rs 100 per square yard.

Published: 28th July 2018 04:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th July 2018 04:56 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: The State Cabinet on Friday decided to set up 119 new residential schools for the Backward Classes across the State and recruit 4,284 staff members to manage them. A decision was also taken with regard to conducting a Backward Classes (BC) population census in Telangana.

In yet another major decision, the Cabinet also decided to allocate lands for political parties for construction of party offices. The lands will be allotted at Rs 100 per square yard.

Accordingly, the Cabinet meeting, which was chaired by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, approved allotment of lands in 29 districts for the construction of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) offices.

Several other key decisions were also taken during the six-hour long meeting of the Cabinet at the Pragathi Bhavan held on Friday.

According to sources, the 119 fresh residential schools will be distributed evenly across Assembly segments and will start functioning from the next academic year.

The BC census, meanwhile, will be taken up at once across the state, in order to conduct elections to Panchayat Raj bodies. The Cabinet also ratified the recent decision of the State government to recruit 9,355 village secretaries for the newly created Gram Panchayats. Every village panchayat will have one secretary.

In the Friday meeting, the Cabinet also decided to procure 11,577 new vehicles for the police department. It has sanctioned 18 fire stations, with an intention that each Assembly segment will have at least one.

The Cabinet meeting also decided to appoint special officers in place of village sarpanches, whose tenure will come to an end on August 1. Special officers will also be appointed to the newly created municipalities in the State.

Minutes of meeting

- 11,577 new vehicles will be procured for the Telangana police department
- 18 fire stations sanctioned with an intention that each Assembly segment will have at least one fire station

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