YSR Congress party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy had announced the commencement of the functioning of Village Secretariats and Ward Secretariats with effect from January 1 in a big way.
However, on Tuesday night, there was a communication from the government that the launch of Village/Ward Secretariats had postponed for now. In all probability, they would be functioning from next month.
According to reports, many of these secretariats have still been lacking basic infrastructure. Except painting of the gram panchayat buildings with the YSRC party colour, the authorities have not provided infrastructure.
Apparently, the contractors were not paid yet for providing infrastructure and other amenities. In addition to it, in several gram panchayats, the panchayat secretaries who joined the job have already quit. As a result, a few thousand vacancies are still remaining to get filled.
Jobs had categorized into three categories, namely, the services rendered to the public by the village and ward ministries. 47 services of various departments provided in just 15 minutes, one department can provide 148 types of services (pension, ration card, healthcare card) within 72 hours of application, while another section provides 311 services after 72 hours. There are branches of Agriculture (Animal Husbandry 6, Citizenship 1, Home Department 6, Municipal Department 8, Panchayati Raj 6, Revenue 2, Welfare Departments).
Agriculture 26, Livestock 1, Housing 1, Citizenship 8, Electricity 12, Home Department 8, Labor and Employment Sector 9, Municipal Department 15, Panchayati Raj 6, Stamps Registration 2, Revenue 16, Welfare Departments 25 services had provided within 72 hours. Services provided after 72 hours are Agriculture 26, Animal Husbandry 5, Housing 1, Citizenship 2, Electricity 101, Home Department 53, Labor and Employment Penalty 8, Municipal Department 24, Panchayati Raj 19, Stamps Registration 2, Revenue 45, Welfare Branches 27 respectively.