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AP Cabinet approves DSC to recruit 6100 teachers


Andhra Pradesh Cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, approved several important proposals including the decision to issue DSC notification to recruit 6100 teachers in Government schools and fill 689 vacancies in forest department.

At its meeting held at the Secretariat here on Wednesday, the Cabinet has ratified fresh investment proposals worth Rs 22,302 crore in green energy projects approved by the State Investment Promotion Board (SIPB).

It has also decided to take Geneva-based educational organisation IB as partner for training the teachers at Government schools and staff of the education department in handling IB syllabus that would be introduced from the academic year 2025-26.

The Cabinet has also decided to raise the retirement age of non-teaching staff of universities and higher educational institutions to 62 and fill 27 vacancies in the Legislature secretariat.

It has given green signal to implement the welfare calendar for the month of February and release Rs.5060.04crore towards the fourth tranche of YSR Cheyutha benefitting 26,98,931 SC, ST, BC and minority women of 45 to 60 years age.

The Cabinet has also decided to appoint Secretaries for all 13,171 Village Panchayats having population of more than 500 people besides creating the post of Registrar in RGUKT by amending the Law.

It has also approved a proposal to issue bank guarantee to APDISCOMS to raise a loan of Rs 1500 crore for extending distribution network, allot 1272.7 acres of land to Greenko Pvt Ltd in Nandyala district for establishing solar power units and 42 acres for establishing IIT City in Tirupati district.

The Cabinet has also decided to reduce VAT on natural gas from 24.5 per cent to 5 per cent and amend rules of Advocates Welfare Fund 1987 besides accepting the 4th State Finance Commission Report and the Government Life Insurance Fund 2024 proposals.

It has decided to exempt 5376 families displaced due to Pulichintala Project from paying registration and user charges of Rs 60 crore on allotment of house sites under the Navaratnalu-Pedalandariki Illu.

The Cabinet has also decided to establish AP Legislature Institute of Legislative Study and Training to train newly elected legislature members besides allotting 500 square yards and 1000 square yards of house sites to chess player Alana Meenakshi Kolagatla and Tennis player Saketh Myneni respectively.

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AP Cabinet increases pension from January


Andhra Pradesh Cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, took several key decisions at its meeting held at the Secretariat here on Friday.

The Cabinet has approved the proposal to launch the second phase of Jagananna Arogya Suraksha from January 1 and enhance free medical treatment limit under YSR Aarogyasri to Rs. 25 lakh and make it applicable to all who have annual income up to Rs. 5 lakh so that 90 per cent of the families would benefit.

The Chief Minister will launch the enhanced beneficial Aarogyasri scheme and distribution of new Aarogyasri cards on December 18. Along with health workers, YSRCP MLAs will also participate in the public awareness campaign on how to use the free medical treatment for 3257 ailments and procedures under Aarogyasri which has been allotted Rs. 4400crore for the year.

The Cabinet also approved the proposal to pay Rs. 300 towards charges for patients who visit hospitals again for re-consultation after undergoing treatment under Arogyasri and make door delivery of WHO standard medicines to all who undergo treatment. People will also be asked to download Aarogyasri App and health teams with the help of secretariat staff.

It has also decided to enhance the monthly social pension from Rs. 2750 to Rs. 3000 from January 1 and distribute Rs.6394crore towards the fourth and last tranche of YSR Asara from Jan 10 to 23 and YSR Cheyuta to the beneficiaries from January 29 to February 10. The hiked pensions would be distributed from January 1 to 8. The Cabinet has approved the DPR of the proposed Visakhapatnam Light Metro Project and decided to begin distribution of 4,35,000 tabs worth Rs. 638crore to students of class 8 from December 21 which coincides with the birthday of the Chief Minister. The tabs will have loaded AI (Artificial Intelligence) tools.

Besides approving the reforms introduced in the granting of caste and income certificates, the Cabinet has also decided to establish Additional District Sessions Court at Tadepalligudem in West Godavari district, enhance DA by 15 percent to police personnel working in anti-Naxal operations and pay DA and DR to working and retired court staff on par with central Government staff.

The Cabinet has decided to appoint cricketer Ambati Rayudu and other sportspersons as brand ambassadors for the sports festival Adudam Andhra for which 1. 14crore registrations have been received so far. The festival will run for 51 days.

The Cabinet has approved the proposal to appoint 293 doctors and other staff in the super specialty blocks of the 300-bed Kadapa Government Hospital and fill 18 posts of head nurses and nursing superintendents in Guntur General Hospital and 95 posts in the new medical colleges at Vizianagaram, Rajamahendravaram, Eluru, Machilipatnam and Nandyala.

It has decided to introduce Nephrology and Neurology Departments in 11 medical colleges and recruit 287 nephrologists, neurologists and other necessary staff besides establishing Oncology departments in Srikakulam, Kakinada, Vijayawada, Ongole, Nellore, Tirupati, and Anantapuram medical colleges and recruit 64 doctors and other staff. It has also decided to upgrade the 50-bed hospital at Cheepurupally in Vizianagaram district as 100-bed hospital and allot 11.25acres of land to the Bangalore based TISB international school and allot necessary land to the Tourism department to develop tourism based projects. Condoles MLC’s death in road mishap.

The Cabinet has condoled the death of MLC Shaik Sabjee in a road mishap and observed a two-minute silence as a mark of respect.

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AP Cabinet approves Comprehensive Caste Census


The Cabinet’s approval of a comprehensive caste census aims to calculate economic, social, educational, livelihood, and population data, with a particular focus on the welfare of marginalized sections. The census will serve as a vital tool for further development, economic and social upliftment, and improved access to government schemes.

Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy emphasized the importance of the data in advancing poverty alleviation, human resource development, and the reduction of discrimination and disparities. This data is expected to ensure that no eligible individuals are excluded from government schemes, benefiting the most vulnerable populations.

The Cabinet expressed its gratitude to the Chief Minister for approving this decision to conduct the caste census, highlighting its significance in promoting equitable development.

The Cabinet has given its nod to the School Education Department’s proposal to appoint future skills experts in 6790 government high schools. These experts will facilitate the integration of future skills education by mapping engineering colleges to provide training in digital devices, apps, and interactive flat panel (IFP) usage in classrooms.

The aim is to ensure that students receive quality education in accordance with international standards, and any technical issues are addressed promptly. Regular monitoring of technology usage will enhance students’ efficiency, and feedback from both teachers and students will contribute to improvement.

The Cabinet has also emphasized the need for adequate measures to safeguard data privacy and security in the implementation of this initiative.

As part of the rehabilitation efforts for flooded villages of the Polavaram project, the Cabinet has approved a proposal to provide free land title registration for 12,984 families at Polavaram, Velerupadu, and Kukunoor mandals in Eluru district. Additionally, 3,823 families in Devipatnam, Koonavaram, and Vararamachandrapuram mandals in Rajamahendravaram district will receive registration deeds for alternative land in case of land loss.

Cabinet approval to provide necessary guarantee on behalf of the government for Rs.5,000 Cr loan sanction to MARKFED for Kharif 2023-24 grain procurement. This move will support grain procurement under the Andhra Pradesh Civil Supplies Corporation and MARKFED.

Facilitating new industries and special package for food processing units: The Cabinet has approved the establishment of new industries in the state, following the State Investment Promotion Board’s meeting on October 30. Furthermore, the Cabinet has approved the State Investment Promotion Board’s decision to provide a special package to two food processing units.

The Cabinet has approved the filling of 467 posts in the Roads and Buildings Department. This will be done through outsourcing.

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AP cabinet replaces CPS with GPS for government employees


The Andhra Pradesh cabinet, which met here on Wednesday, had approved the new pension scheme for the government employees. The Guaranteed Pension Scheme (GPS) 2023 was approved at the meeting. This would replace the existing Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) against which the employees have been fighting.

It took almost four years for Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy to fulfil his promise to the employees on withdrawing the CPS. It was one of the promises that Jagan Mohan Reddy made to the employees during the 2019 general election.

The new pension scheme would ensure gradual growth of DA for the government employees that would ensure payment of 50 per cent of the wage as pension after retirement. The draft GPS 2023 Bill was cleared by the cabinet at the meeting.

The cabinet also approved to regularise the services of the contract employees across the state. The cabinet cleared the proposal to regularise the services of 10,000 contract employees who have completed five years of service before June 2, 2014.

The contract employees have been asking for regularisation and it was one of the demands of the government employees associations, which have been holding protests against the government.

The cabinet approved the proposal to increase the HRA from the present 12 per cent to 16 per cent to all the government employees working in the district headquarters. The cabinet cleared the proposal to appoint the 12th Pay Revision Commission to propose a pay hike for the employees.

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AP Cabinet fails to take a call on budget session


The Cabinet meeting of AP had failed to take a decision on holding the budget session for 2023-24. It was initially expected that the cabinet would take a call and recommend to the Governor for issuance of notification. The session was to be held in the third week of February. However, there was no mention of the budget session at the cabinet meeting held on Wednesday.

The cabinet also did not take any decision of shifting the secretariat and the chief minister’s office to Visakhapatnam in March this year. It was said that this cabinet would discuss the pros and cons on making the move to Visakhapatnam but had differed on a decision. Sources say that the issue is in the Supreme Court and any decision by the government would amount to sub-judice.

However, the cabinet had approved the recommendations of the State Investment Promotion Board (SIPB), which was held under the chairmanship of chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday. The AP SIPB had recommended clearance of applications of the industries with an investment of Rs 1.35 lakh crore.

The cabinet cleared the proposals of the various welfare schemes and the cash transfer schemes of the state government proposed for Ugadi this year. The schemes included Jagananna Vidyadevena, Vasatideevena, YSR Kalyanamastu, appointment of the 1998 DSC qualified teachers, renaming of the Nellore Barrage as Nallapureddy Srinivasulu Reddy Barrage, construction of two captive berths in the Ramayapatnam port and filling up of all vacant posts in the AP Legal Authority.

The cabinet also approved the proposal for creating digital classrooms in the government schools which were modernised and developed under the Nadu-Nedu programme.

Later, the cabinet also paid tributes to the actors, directors and singers from the Telugu film industry who died in the recent past.

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AP cabinet increases pension, to pay Rs 2,750 from Jan 1


The Andhra Pradesh cabinet, on Tuesday, approved the proposal to increase the pension from the present Rs 2,500 to Rs 2,750 from January 1, 2023. This would be the third increase by the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government in the last three years.

The pension was first increased from Rs 2000 to Rs 2250 and later to Rs 2,500. The increase was part of the promise by Jagan Mohan Reddy before the 2019 general election. The regime would increase once again later, finally making it Rs 3000 per month.

The increase would cost Rs 130.44 crore in addition to the present expenditure of Rs 1720 crore. The cabinet also approved the new pension applications of 2.43 lakh taking the total pensioners strength to 64.74 lakh.

The cabinet also cleared the proposal to establish urban development authorities at Bapatla and Narasaraopet. It had cleared the proposal for land allocation for the government offices to be constructed in Parvathipuram Manyam, Alluri Sitarama Raju, Visakhapatnam, Kakinada, NTR, Chittoor and Tirupati districts.

The cabinet approved the proposal to give tabs to 4.6 lakh Class VIII students and 60,000 teachers on December 21. The students and the teachers would have access to the content provided by the Byjus at a cost of Rs 778 crore. The government would be spending Rs 668 crore on the tabs.

The cabinet also approved the proposal to provide smart TVs in the classrooms of foundation schools having Class I to V and provide uninterrupted internet facility to 30,230 classrooms spending Rs 300 crore.

The cabinet also cleared the proposals, among others, approving the applications of 2.63 new pensioners, 44,543 ration cards, 14,441 aarogyasri cards and 14,531 housing scheme beneficiaries.

The cabinet approved the proposal to amend AP Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules 2010 exempting the teachers from non-teaching work. Instead, the government would use the village and ward secretariat employees.

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AP cabinet clears Ambedkar’s name for Konaseema district


Andhra Pradesh State Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, on Friday, has taken several key decisions which include approval for renaming Konaseema district as Dr. B.R Ambedkar Konaseema district, Ammavodi, the pact with Byjus, and Green Energy Project of 3,700 MW plant.

Briefing media after the cabinet meeting, Minister for Information and Public Relations Chelluboina Venugopala Krishna said the cabinet has approved Jagananna Ammavodi where Rs 6594.6 crore will be disbursed benefiting over 43 lakh mothers for sending their children to schools. He said the State government is committed to providing quality education and thus made a pact with Byjus to guide students studying from classes 4-10, adding that the cabinet had approved providing Tabs to 4.7 lakh students studying class 8.

The Minister stated that the welfare calendar for July 2022 was approved, where Jagananna Vidya Kanuka will be given on July 5, YSR Vahana Mitra on July 13, Kapu Nestam on July 19 and Jagananna Thodu on July 26.

Asserting that the government doesn’t shirk its responsibilities in providing welfare schemes, he said that all the welfare schemes are being implemented in a transparent manner and even giving an opportunity for the eligible people to reapply for the schemes if they were left out.

Besides, the cabinet gave a nod to renaming Konaseema district as Dr. B.R Ambedkar Konaseema district, said the Minister adding that ZP Chairpersons of 13 districts will continue as Chairpersons for 26 districts. He said that power subsidy for aqua farmers having up to five acres has now increased to 10 acres. Further, an R & R package for the displaced families of Vamsadhara Project of Rs 216.71 crore was approved. It also gave a green signal for the changes made in the PRC GO, as per the recommendations made by the committee.

Permission was also granted to the Green Energy Project being set up in Andhra Pradesh with an estimated cost of Rs 15,000 crore to generate 3,700 MW of power in a phased manner. Approvals were accorded for the recruitment of 3530 jobs in medical colleges along with 2558 jobs in hospitals under AP Vaidya Vidhana Parishad across the State. The cabinet approved providing a Group-1 job to Arjuna Awardee Jyoti Surekha and appointing her as a Deputy Collector.

State cabinet gave nod for the recruitments in Raj Bhavan, SIPB approvals, 75 acres of land allotment to Wingtech Mobile manufacturing unit in EMC Tirupati, pay scales to aided colleges under AICTE norms, and cancelled Disciplinary Protection Tribunal.

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Jagan’s new cabinet after Sri Rama Navami


It is almost final that AP chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy would revamp his cabinet only after Sri Rama Navami that falls on April 10. The day after Sri Rama Navami, Monday April 11, is considered most auspicious.

It was initially said that Jagan would revamp his cabinet after Ugadi on April 2. The day is Telugu New Year day and is good to begin any new thing. As Jagan is starting the functioning of the new districts in the state on the same day, it was said that he would also have his new team both in the party and in the cabinet from that day.

But as per the information coming out from the Tadepalli camp office of the chief minister, Jagan had set April 11 as the day to have his new team in the cabinet. Sources say that he would be changing at least 20 ministers from the existing cabinet. He initially planned to have a completely new cabinet but for different reasons, he is likely to retain two to three ministers and have new faces for the rest of the cabinet.

The chief minister is also planning to engage the outgoing ministers for the party work in the districts. While those in the cabinet would be working for the government, those who would be dropped would have to work for the party preparing the rank and file for the 2024 general elections.

Jagan had already told his party MLAs about his plans for the 2024 general elections and asked them to gear up for the bigger battle. He is said to have also conducted secret surveys in all 175 assembly constituencies and have those reports with him now.

He is said to be planning to make the changes to the cabinet and the party based on these reports. He is also said to have initiated meeting the legislators individually and communicating with them his views on the 2024 elections.

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AP Cabinet reshuffle likely in June: Will all deputy CM be shown the door?


YSRCP insiders reveal that there could a much-awaited cabinet reshuffle in June. June is when the teachers’ constituency MLC elections too would be held. Party insiders are predicting that YS Jagan will make huge changes in his cabinet. There would be a tectonic shift in the organisational structure of the YSRCP .

Sources say that almost all the five deputy CMs may be shown the door. Dharmana Krishna Das, sources say, is definitely on his way out. He could be replaced by either Kalinga community leader and Assembly speaker Tammineni Sitaram or Dharmana Prasada Rao, who is from the Velama community. Similarly, there is a likelihood of loudmouth ministers Kodali Nani and S Appala Raju.

Three other deputy chief ministers – Pushpa Srivani and Narayana Swami are also on the way out. One thing is quite certain. While every other minister is unsure of his continuance, one minister is doubly sure. Chittoor Strongman Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy will be continued in the YS Jagan cabinet.

Meanwhile, the YSRCP boss is also busy in identifying the candidates for the Rajya Sabha vacancies. There are four vacancies. While Vijayasai Reddy is sure of renomination, former minister Killi Krupa Rani and actor Ali are likely to be nominated. The fourth Rajya Sabha vacancy would be filled by a representative proposed by the Adani group chief Gautam Adani.

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AP Cabinet to fix muhurat for CM Office shifting?


The ruling YCP has started sending out feelers on the AP Capital shifting. Plans are being made in this regard. The issue is coming up for detailed discussion at the next Cabinet meeting to be held on February 23. As per the latest plans, rumours are going round that the Chief Minister’s Office along with the Andhra Pradesh Secretariat will be shifted to Visakhapatnam by the coming Ugadi festival in April second week.

As of now, there are hurdles for shifting the Capital city as a whole considering the High Court orders. Cases filed by the Amaravati farmers and Opposition parties are still pending before the court. However, the Jagan Reddy regime has been trying to shift the CMO and the Secretariat.

Technically speaking, once the CMO is shifted to Vizag, then the port city would become the Executive Capital. Already, the agitation is going in Vizag against the privatisation of the steel plant there. Amid this, the Jagan regime is planning to hasten the process of shifting the CMO and the Secretariat.

The Amaravati agitation has been continuing for over 400 days. They are also fighting a legal battle at the same time. It is to be seen how the agitators would react to the shifting of the CMO and the Secretariat in the coming weeks. Already, the metro rail and such offices have been shifting from Vijayawada to Vizag.

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AP Cabinet approves liquidation of ADP


The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet has given in-principle nod to terminate the Singapore Amaravati Investment Holdings (SAIH), which formed Amaravati Development Partners (ADP) with Amaravati Development Corporation Ltd (ADCL) for the implementation of the project. The cabinet felt that the project development was no longer feasible to develop the Amaravati Capital City Start-up Area as originally planned. Therefore, the Cabinet decided to begin the process to liquidate Amaravati Development Partners (ADP). The ADP will undergo liquidation on a mutual consent basis and discharge all liabilities such as, office set up costs, other expenses, and provisional winding up costs before initiating the process in accordance with the Cabinet decision.

In 2017, when N Chandrababu Naidu was the chief minister, he entered into an MoU with Singapore-based Ascendas-Singbridge Pvt Ltd and Sembcorp Development Ltd to develop a start-up area in 1,600 acres in Amaravati. But soon after riding to power, Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy terminated the contract.

The Cabinet also gave its clearance for the establishment of an electronics manufacturing cluster at Kopparthi in Kadapa district. The Cabinet also discussed the recent torrential rains and floods leaving a trail of destruction including crops loss, livestock, loss of property, etc. The Cabinet stated that crops in 30,000 hectares were affected, including 13,000 hectares horticultural plants. The Cabinet decided to give 80 per cent subsidy on sale of seeds to mitigate the current crisis the farmers are facing. Further, the cabinet has decided to give Rs 500 to each individual who are currently in relief camps.

The Cabinet also announced a hike of a little over three per cent in dearness allowance (DA). Further, it decided to implement the YSR Bheema scheme by December 15 and set up insurance corporation by the next year.

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AP Cabinet approves slew of welfare schemes

The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday, approved a slew of welfare schemes and pet project.

Among the major decisions the, the Cabinet approved the Industrial Development Policy 2020-23 which was announced in April which proposed interventions across infrastructure, ease of doing business, skill development, business enablement and fiscal incentives.

Notable interventions include complete zoning and pre-clearance of industrial land in the state, setting up of MSME parks with plug and play facilities.

The Cabinet also approved the proposal to set up an electronics park in Kadapa, former Chief Minister late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy’s home town. Christened as YSR Electronics Park, the Cabinet approved setting up of the park at an initial cost of Rs 730 crore. Speaking to mediapersons l, ministed Perni Nani stated that the electronics park is expected to generate crores of investments from various investors and generate 11,000 jobs.

Further, Nani stated that the Cabinet has approved another pet welfare scheme – YSR Sampoorna Poshana (YSR Complete Nutrition). The scheme will roll out from September 1. Under the welfare scheme, the government aims to cover 30 lakh children, pregnant and lactating mothers in 77 Scheduled areas. Additionally, the Cabinet also approved the
YSR Sampoorna Poshana Plus Scheme | Nutrition Food For Pregnant Women aiming to cover 70 tribal areas.

The Cabinet also gave a green signal to the YSR Bima insurance scheme which was stalled by the central government and LIC was the nodal agency. However, LIC ceased to be the nodal agency. Perni Nani said the government will continue with YSR Bima scheme.

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AP Cabinet expansion on July 22, BCs may get berth

The Jagan government has announced the much-awaited date for the expansion of the Cabinet.

The Cabinet expansion will take place on July 22 which was necessitated after ministers Pilli Subhash Chandra Bose and Mopidevi Venkataramana resigned from their posts after being elected to the Rajya Sabha.

This was the first time since the YSRCP rode to power that Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy was expanding his Cabinet.

Currently, there are 24 cabinet ministers in AP, after Pilli Subhash Chandra Bose and Mopidevi Venkataramana resigned from their respective posts. Pilli Subhash Chandra Bose held the Revenue portfolio, while Mopidevi Venkataramana was Minister for Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Marketing. Subhash Chandra Bose and Venkataramana were two of the four members elected to the Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh in the biennial election held on June 19. Subhash Chandra Bose belongs to Shetty Balija community, while Mopidevi belongs to the fishing community.

There are many in fray to get the coveted ministry posts. However, it is learnt that Jagan could elect new ministers from the BC category. Among the strong contenders are Chelluboyina Srinivasa Venugopala Krishna who belongs to Shetty Balija community and Palasa Constituency MLA Seediri Appalaraju who belongs to the fishing community. The new ministers will take oath on July 22.

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Jagan Cabinet okays committee for new districts

The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet took various decisions at its two-hour long meeting in Amaravati. The Cabinet gave its approval for forming a committee to study the issue of forming new districts in the state. A timeframe was given to the committee to make such recommendations so that the formation of new districts could be completed before March 31, 2021.

It may be recalled that the CM has been hinting at formation of each Lok Sabha constituency into a district. The YCP leaders were asserting that this was as per the promise given by Jaganmohan Reddy in the election campaign. The government has decided to go forward in this respect despite largescale objections from both the opposition and ruling party leaders.

Critics say that in some LS segments, the headquarters town would not be centrally located. For example, Sarvepalli assembly segment is located in Tirupati LS segment. Some villages in Sarvepalli are located in just three to four kms radius from Nellore town. Even Sarvepalli village is just seven to ten kms from Nellore town, which is currently the district headquarters.

Today’s Cabinet meet has discussed over 22 items on the agenda. Of these, some of the issues were formation of sand corporation, export of renewable energy and so on.

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AP Cabinet postponed again: Capital confusion


Ahead of historic Capital shifting, the Jaganmohan Reddy government is changing its decisions on key issues very frequently. Now, the latest decision is to postpone the crucial Cabinet meet from January 18 to 20. Once again, the Ministers were informed about the latest change. So, it will be Jan 20 when the Cabinet will approve the High Power Committee report. After a few hours the same day, the 3 Capitals decision will be taken up for debate in the AP Assembly. Because of court orders and CBI cases, CM Jagan was in a dilemma to hold Cabinet on January 18 or 20. The fast-paced political developments are forcing AP CM to be very cautious like never before.

Political circles are speculating that Jagan Reddy and his legal advisors are taking all steps to avoid any intervention of the High Court in Amaravati Capital issue in the name of farmers’ petitions. So, on paper, the government will not be saying that it is shifting Executive Capital out of Amaravati. The debate in the Assembly will also be on decentralised development rather than formation of 3 Capitals specifically. The indications are that the crippling of Amaravati will take place in a secretive manner by shifting major departments one by one to Visakhapatnam. This way, the court will not be able to directly interfere. At the same time, a silent burial can be given to Amaravati global city project. If farmers suffer, let them suffer for foolishly trusting previous government.

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Video: Jagan Cabinet decided to implement some of the election promises

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Jagan’s 5 deputy CMs move to reward communities’ support

Creating a record of sorts, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy will have five deputy chief ministers, said to be the highest-ever in any state in the country.

Jagan Reddy, who will be expanding his cabinet on Saturday, told the newly-elected legislators of YSR Congress Party on Friday that he will have five deputy chief ministers in the 25-member full-fledged cabinet.

Reddy’s five deputies will be picked up from five major social groups – Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Backward Classes (BC), minorities and Kapus.

This is being seen as Reddy’s gesture to reward these communities for throwing their weight behind the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), enabling it to storm to power with a landslide victory last month.

The YSRCP polled nearly 50 per cent votes to win 151 seats in 175-member Assembly and also bag 22 out of the 25 Lok Sabha seats in the state, virtually wiping out the Telugu Desam Party (TDP).

Jagan, as the YSRCP chief is popularly known, took oath as the Chief Minister at a public ceremony in Vijayawada on May 30.

The 46-year-old Reddy told a YSRCP Legislature Party meeting at his official residence here on Friday that the cabinet will have representation from all sections of society. He also declared that half of the council of ministers would be from SCs, STs, BCs and minorities.

In its election manifesto, the YSRCP has made various promises for the welfare and development of these communities, which constitute about 70 per cent of the state’s population and are believed to have overwhelmingly supported the YSRCP to give it a huge mandate.

Reddy’s predecessor, N. Chandrababu Naidu, had two deputy chief ministers – K. E. Krishna Murthy and N. Chinnarajappa, representing the BC and Kapu communities, respectively.

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao’s earlier cabinet also had two deputy chief ministers from among the BCs and Muslims.

Political analysts say Jagan, by having five deputies, wants to win the goodwill of these communities and further strengthen his vote bank.

Unlike TDP, which is dominated by the socially and politically powerful Kamma community, YSRCP is dominated by Reddys. While the leadership of the YSRCP and the government will remain with the Reddys, by nominating five deputies, the Chief Minister is keenness for carrying other key sections with him.

His father, Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, who was the Chief Minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh between 2004 and 2009, had also enjoyed the support of these sections of society who have traditionally voted for either the Congress or the TDP.

Though Rajasekhara Reddy had no deputy chief minister, he won the backing of these groups by implementing a series of welfare schemes for them.

With Jagan Reddy inheriting the political legacy of his late father, and YSRCP replacing Congress as the main political force in the state, he is keen to consolidate his support among the SCs, STs, BCs, minorities and Kapus.

Kapus, who had traditionally voted Congress, also appear to have preferred the YSRCP over Jana Sena whose leader and film actor Pawan Kalyan is a Kapu. Jana Sena came a cropper with one Assembly seat.

In 2014, the Kapus had apparently backed the TDP-BJP combine after they promised reservations for the community. However, the TDP government could not implement its promise due to legal issues.

Political analyst Palwai Raghavendra Reddy believes that the new Chief Minister’s move to have five deputies is more of a symbolic gesture as the real power will concentrate his hands and those of the coterie around him.

“It is good optics. It is only to show to these communities that their representatives have been made deputy chief ministers,” he said.

“Power in regional parties across the country is centralised and YSRCP is no exception,” he added.

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Most likely Ministers in Jagan Cabinet


Total 25 Ministers:

1 Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy
2 Mekapati Gowtham Reddy
3 Balineni Srinivasa Reddy
4 Buggana Rajendranath Reddy
5 Mekathoti Sucharita
6 Alla Nani
7 Kodali Nani
8 P Anil Kumar Yadav
9 K Parthasarathi (Yadava)
10 Botsa Satyanarayana (BC)
11 Dharmana Krishna Das (BC)
12 Avanti Srinivas
13 Pilli Subhash Chandra Bose
14 Dadisetti Raja
15 Kurasala Kanna Babu
16 Perni Nani
17 Pushpa Srivani
18 Narayana Swamy
19 Amjad Bhasha
20 Cherukuwada Sriranganadha Raju
21 Vellampalli Srinivas
22 Thaneti Vanitha
23 Pinipe Viswaroop
24 Mopidevi Venkataramana
25 Gummanuru Jayaram

Speaker – Tammineni Sitaram
Deputy speaker – Kona Raghupati

4 Reddys, 4 Kapus, 7 BCs, 5 SCs, 1 Kamma, 1 Muslim, 1 Vysya, 1 Kshatriya and 1 ST. One Brahmin to be deputy speaker.

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YSR portrait issue rocks the Assembly


The demand of restoring the YS Rajasekhar Reddy’s portrait rocked the Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Tuesday, the third day of five day monsoon session during question hour. As speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao disallowed YSRCP’s adjournment motion on drought and drinking water problem, the opposition member trouped into the well chanting slogans YSR Zindabad, and displaying the portraits of YSR and demanded the restoration of the portrait in the members launge. The raucous led to the adjournment of the motion for 10 minutes.

The portrait, along with portraits of Tanguturi Prakasham and Sanjeevaiah have been removed last month at the instructions from the speaker. This decision was later ratified by the special purposes committee of the Assembly. The committee’s argument was that it was not convention to hang the pictures of formers chief ministers in the Assembly. Only pictures of former speakers are kept. But, the YSRC objected to it stating that it was the decision of the previous assembly and it should be honored. Today, YSRC members did not allow the house run staging dharna in the well. Speaker took strong objection to it and asked them to give a notice on the subject before raising in house.

“If you have real respect for YSRajasekhar Reddy and you think he was your leader, why didn’t you give the adjournment motion on the subject. You gave the notice on drought. The subjects should be raised in Assembly only on prior notice,” he said. Speaker also warned them against the taking house for raise.”You cannot dictate the house to take any subject you wish just like that. Don’t cross the limits,” speaker warned. But, opposition continued their protest, slogans and display of YSR portrait. Speaker asked them why were they stalling the business of the House. He specially asked the members, to remove the picture. He assured them he would permit them to speak only if them removed the picture. As the opposition members un-relented, speaker adjourned the house for ten minutes.

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