Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy had completed 100 days in office today. Though there is no much hype about this time table, there are internal reviews in the government on its performance in the first 100 days. Even the opposition too reviewed these 100 days and alleged that the chief minister had completely failed to prove himself as an administrator.
In the last 100 days, since May 30, till today, the government had rolled out a mix of administrative reforms and the welfare schemes. The road map for investment mobilisation too was launched, but it is going on a slow pace. The chief minister is making his moves fast on rolling out the welfare initiatives to cross sections of the people. He had almost completed 80 per cent of his election manifesto in the first 100 days. All major promises have been started, while either renewed or renamed.
The administrative reforms of taking the government close to the people through village volunteers and the village secretariats had gone well into the people as together they have created over 4 lakh new jobs to the people. People are relieved of visiting the Mandal office for every work as they can now get it done in the village secretariat itself. This is one of the major administrative reforms after N T Rama Rao’s initiative of abolishing taluks and introducing mandal offices.
The reverse tendering on Polavaram project is a tough task for the government. There is resistance from the contractor who is fighting against the government in the High Court, besides influencing the Central government to prevail upon the State to continue the contract. The government had earned some criticism on withdrawing works on Amaravati capital, but the payment of Rs 780 crore annuity to the farmers had subsided the issue. Even the decision to review the power purchase agreements had put some difficulties for the government, which it is trying to overcome.
The historic diplomatic outreach programme in which ambassadors and consul generals from 35 countries have participated is one major helping hand for the state government in the last 100 days. The government is riding on the success of this meeting to mobilise investments to the state