AP Secretariat Staff All Set to Say Goodbye to Hyderabad

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It’s finally a big fat goodbye to Hyderabad. Starting october 3rd, all staff and personnel serving the secretarial departments of AP will report to work live from the action zone – Velagapudi.

To this effect, the secretarial workforce have been asked and prepped to be ready to report for duty from the newly built temporary secretariat in Amaravati.

A meeting was convened where Special Chief Secretary General Administration Department Lingaraju Panigrahi communicated the required information to all the secretaries. He said that they should be able to make all the arrangements from now till end of September to be ready to work on site in October.

Out of the total six administrative blocks at Velagapudi, one is exclusively for Chief Minister, one for the Legislative building and remaining blocks have been allotted to accommodate Secretariat departments and utilities.

Currently, two blocks that were constructed for Secretariat departments are ready to be inhabited. Internal sources reveal that departments have been asked to plan their shifting process.

There would be considerable arrangements to be made by the employees in order to relocate and start their operations. A good time frame of two weeks should let them settle in and adapt to the transition that begins in October.

It is said that majority of these employees are not moving to Velagapudi with families. A formal circular on shifting the Secretariat to Velagapudi will also be issued soon.

As many as 200 women employees will be moving alone, leaving their families behind. The AP government has provided shared accommodation in the Rain Tree complex for these female employees.

Coming to Hyderabad, sources indicate that only skeletal staff of two or three employees for each department would remain back and four to five employees in the Central Record Room to maintain the records and send the requisitioned files of various departments from time to time.

The department staff will carry all the current files and most of them were scanned and orders were also issued to upload them on e-office.

Chief Minister N.Chandrababu Naidu has been insisting on switching over to real time governance and online filing system and that was one of the reasons for leaving the physical files in the Central record room here.

Sources also confirmed that the AP secretariat blocks in Hyderabad will be under the control of the AP government.

Source – PTI



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