Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy is keen on implementing his election promises in the form of Navarathnalu, the nine gems of his poll promise. The Navarathnalu pamphlet is made a compulsory exhibit in every government office, next only to the photograph of the chief minister and the government calendar. In fact, the nine promises (Navarathnalu) are also on display in the secretariat complex for the benefit of both officials and the public. That is the importance that the chief minister is giving to the implementation of his promises.
Having rolled out some of these promises, the chief minister is now looking at the newly-created Village Secretariats to monitor the implementation of the Navarathnalu at the village level. The state and district level officers, particularly the collectors, were asked to monitor the village secretariats for implementation of the Navarathnalu.
The chief minister who had inaugurated the village secretariats system at Karava village of East Godavari district near Kakinada on Wednesday, had also announced 1902 toll free number attached to the chief minister’s office in Velagapudi to receive complaints, if any, from the people. He wanted people also to complain to this number on the implementation of the Navarathnalu and make social audit of the functioning of the village secretariats.
The chief minister also announced that the government would open shops attached to the village secretariat offices in every village to sell quality seeds, fertilisers, pesticides and other required material to help the farmers. He said that the government would promote natural farming and wanted the farmers to adopt to this new trend, which produces healthy food grains.
All these activities to be carried out under the watch of the employees recruited for the village secretariats. The village secretariats, as already said, would have employees numbering 12 to 19, and representing over 45 departments and offering nearly 500 types of services to the people. As it is named, it would serve like the secretariat at Velagapudi.