Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, during his tour in Srikakulam district on Friday, said that all promises made in the manifesto will be implemented and many of them are taking shape. Within 100 days of coming the power, the State has brought in sweeping changes in administration by decentralizing administration through Village Secretariats and providing 4 lakh jobs with Village Volunteers, who deliver government schemes to the doorstep, getting a lion’s share.
Giving the calendar of events to unfold in the coming days, the Chief Minister said, ‘by this month-end Rs 10,000 would be handed over to auto and taxi drivers. Pensions were hiked by Rs 2,250 and on October 15, farmers will be given Rs 12,500 under YSR Rythu Bharosa scheme. By Novmber 21, fishermen will get Rs 10,000 per family and subsidy of Rs 9 will be given for diesel to their boats.
Weavers will be getting Rs 24,000 in December and on January 26, Amma Vodi programme will be launched and in the next month, Rs 10, 000 would be paid to barbers, tailors and dhobis who run their own shops. In March Archakas, Imams and pastors would be given allowances for carrying out their duties.
During the 100 days in office, 19 historic Bills were passed including the 75 % reservations for locals in industries, Judicial Preview and 50 per cent reservations for SC, STs, BCs, Minorities in nominated posts and for contracts for government works among others.
Later, interacting with IIIT students, the Chief Minister said, along with Skill Development Centres, IIIT will have an incubation centre to nurture talent pool that would emerge as a competitive workforce.
‘I have come to this college give a signal that this government has concern for education and will increase infrastructure which will help in recruitment.’ Defending the 75 per cent reservations jobs for locals, the Chief Minister said that the colleges should impart job oriented courses and prepare students as skilled technocrats.