CBN Confirms AP’s Target For 2016

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The Andhra Pradesh government has finally stated that it aims to achieve 15 per cent growth during the coming year of 2016- 17.  This target was arrived in a meeting that Chief Minister N Chadrababu Naidu had with all the heads and secretaries from various departments.

Mr Naidu has also suggested setting up key performance indicators like that being followed by the Malaysian Government in order to monitor the performance of several departments and sectors in the state government. The individual performance will be clearly assessed with the KPIs.

According to these KPIs, all the sectors will be evaluated after being segregated into red, yellow and green bands. Reminding of the disaster management efforts made during recent floods in Nellore, Chittoor and Kadapa districts, the CM had stressed for increasing storage capacity of water tanks.

The CM also spoke about the near requirement to revamp the delivery system and staffing. He pointed out the critical need for integration at the moment that should be felt among all the departments at state level, district, mandal as well as village level.”In spite of allotting huge funds for welfare programs, delivery mechanism is weak. We need to speed this up and improve performance by ensuring delivery. Our approach has to be need-based and result-oriented,” he was said to state in a recent press release.

Mr Naidu weighed the pros and cons in the recent times, expressing great satisfaction over the fact that agriculture and allied sectors performed well during the current quarter. He also highlighted on the need to strengthen the potent areas of horticulture and fisheries for achieving better results in the state. Mr Naidu spoke about establishing a multi-pronged approach to strengthen the skill development within the state, where he suggested appointing an exclusive agency that evaluates the state’s standing in terms of skill management.

“Skill, knowledge, capacity building is crucial for achieving the double-digit growth”, he added.State ministers, members from 150 government departments, 33 secretaries, 20 ministries and local administrative agencies were said to be present in this meeting.



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