YS Jagan Reaffirms Commitment To YSRCP Navaratnalu     


Amaravathi: Sending a strong signal of his commitment for a welfare state besides assuring stringent action on corrupt deals of past, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, immediately after taking oath, said that all Navaratnas will be implemented in toto. He set a deadline for the decentralisation of administration, besides signing the first file on increasing the old age pension.
Amidst his brief address to capacity crowd, here on Thursday, he signed the first file increasing the old age pension to Rs 3,000 in phases, besides promising to implement all Navaratnas
Setting August 15 as deadline for the first step towards decentralisation of administration, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy had said four lakh jobs would be provided by creating village volunteer jobs who will deliver the government schemes at the door step at Rs 5,000 honorarium each. There will be one volunteer for every 50 houses.
By October 2, village secretariats will be a reality as jobs would be created for 10 locals thereby employing 1.6 lakh more youth into the government fold who will ensure that all the government welfare schemes are being implemented without any glitches and they will be done looking beyond caste, religion or party lines and to drive out corruption. All applications will be cleared within 72 hours.
The aim is to provide a corrupt-free government and see that all the welfare schemes would percolate to the intended sections without any interruption. There will be a call centre directly linked to Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) to record any incident of corruption or irregularity, he said.
“I treat the manifesto as a sacred book; all the promises made in it will be implemented in toto. The two-page manifesto will be visible and within the reach of the people,” he said.
The old age pension would increase from June 2019 to Rs 2,250 and in the coming four years will reach Rs 3, 000.
Hinting that the corrupt deals of the previous government will be exposed, he said that wherever there has been corruption, the deals would be exposed by putting them on public domain. Reverse tendering would be taken up to cleanse the system.
“I will seek an appointment with the High Court Chief Justice and request him to provide one Judge for heading the Judicial Commission that will clear all contracts. Cases of distortion of facts in the media would face defamation cases,” he said.
At the conclusion of the speech when he took the name of YSR there was a thundering applause and his mother and Honorary President YS Vijayamma, who held the Party reins during his absence, had become highly emotional and the proud movement was recorded as a touching scene on the dais.
Earlier, Governor ESL Narasimhan had administered the oath of office and secrecy and left the venue after the swearing-in ceremony was formally over.
YS Jagan Mohan Reddy had taken the oath, in the name of God, as second Chief Minister of the State at the tastefully decorated Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium at the appointed hour of 12.23 PM amidst family members, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao, his Deputy Mahmood Ali, Speaker Sri Pocharam Srinivasa Reddy, Thalasani Srinivas Yadav and other leaders, DMK chief Stalin, large number of party leaders, cadre and multitude of fans who thronged the stadium from the wee hours itself.

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