MA&UD Minister Sri KTR interacted with the Collectors and Additional Collectors at an Orientation program on New Municipal Act and Pattana Pragathi at MCRHRD institution in Hyderabad.
During the session, Minister KTR said that decentralization and formation of new districts, mandals, and municipalities was one of the biggest achievements of the Telangana government after the state formation.
Addressing the collectors, Minister KTR said, “I can proudly say that no other state has brought in so many administrative reforms in the history of our country in such a short span of time.”
“Effective implementation of the new municipal act will change the face of the cities and towns in Telangana and Collectors should play an important role in its implementation,” said, Minister KTR.
Minister stated that there will be challenges in the initial months of implementation of the New Municipal Act. He mentioned that it would be important to set a tone and create awareness amongst the citizens about the new act.
The Minister stated that the Pattana Pragathi program will be launched soon on the lines of successful Palle Pragathi. He said that the best practices from some of the ULBs can be emulated and implemented across the state. “Telangana’s towns should set a benchmark for the rest of the country,” he added.
Minister KTR stated that the TS-BPASS will be rolled out from April 2nd and said the officials of the MA&UD department should be appropriately trained on the system. “Awareness should be created on the new system among the general public by conducting sessions with residential welfare associations and ward committees,” he added.
Concluding the session, the Minister stated, “We all should work together to ensure transparent delivery of citizen services.”