In a historic move, at least in the two Telugu States, the Andhra Pradesh government headed by Jaganmohan Reddy, is rolling out over 4 lakh new jobs for the youth. Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy termed this as historic and a record.
The new government had introduced two new projects in taking government to the door steps of the people. The village volunteers’ mechanism is ready to be in place from August 15 and every 50 families in the State would have one volunteer, who is responsible to deliver the government’s welfare programmes, including the provisions from the fair price shops.
The state government had also launched the village secretariats where at least 10 employees would operate in the gram panchayat. There are 2.67 lakh village volunteers and others to be recruited this month followed by 1.33 lakh permanent employment to be created for the village secretariats, ward secretariats in the case of the municipalities.
“Creating 4 lakh jobs is a history in the Telugu States. This is a revolutionary decision to take the administration to the door steps of the people. There is no need for the people to run around the offices for any work. This decision is taken to ensure fair governance to the people,” said chief minister Jaganmohan Reddy.
The state government had not settled yet in its office as it is just 45 days old. But, the decisions coming out from the chief minister’s office are turning out to be historical and people-centric. Be it creation of new jobs or the new welfare programmes, the government is rolling out the schemes fulfilling the election promises of Jaganmohan Reddy and his YSR Congress.
Having given historic mandate to the YSR Congress, giving 151 seats out of 175, people are also expecting similar historic returns from the government. Going by the schemes that Jaganmohan Reddy government is rolling out, it is said that he is living up to the peoples’ expectations, as of now. However, it is to be seen how he would handle the corruption and issues like liquor prohibition and sand availability.