Mohanty takes charge
Hyderabad : The newly appointed Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh, Prasanna Kumar Mohanty, says that he believes in 'transparency and...
Hyderabad : The newly appointed Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh, Prasanna Kumar Mohanty, says that he believes in 'transparency and accountability'.A Speaking to the press after assuming charge as Chief Secretary on Tuesday, Mohanty said that he had no personal interests. He said he would strive to implement government schemes in a perfect manner to fulfil the government's commitments and would work on the sole objective that 'poor should be benefited'. "It is time to work hard for the welfare of the people of the state," he said.
Mohanty said that the administration would run smoothly when all the staff, from village officers to top officials in Secretariat works with coordination. He would make all out efforts to execute all the programmes in coordination and cooperation of all the employees in the state.
He said that he worked in Guntur and Hyderabad for several years and he had the spirit of Andhra Pradesh in him. As he had worked in Delhi for six-and-a-half years he would utilise all his association with the central officers in getting funds to the state under various schemes, he added.
He also stated that he would ensure that the state gets every rupee that was due from the centre. A Recalling his three months experience as special commissioner, he said that the revenue sadassulu were a good experience and the officials received nine lakh petitions during those programmes.
The government had addressed complaints of about 3.27 lakh petitions. The revenue officials solved the land problems of 75 lakh acres in the state and the beneficiaries were given all the documents. Mohanty is a post-doctoral fellow of Harvard University, USA, and did his PhD in Economics from Boston University. He did his MA in Economics from Delhi School of Economics.
He began his service as sub-collector at Tenali and worked in Guntur, Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad in different posts. Before taking charge as CCLA in Andhra Pradesh, he served as secretary for JNNURM in New Delhi.