Govt scraps new Secretariat plan 

Govt scraps new Secretariat plan 
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Based on a decision taken in the State cabinet meeting in January 2015, the government had also sanctioned Rs 150 crore for the construction of office building and had constituted a four-member committee headed by Principal Secretary to GAD.

A new 7-member panel formed to look into the issue

Hyderabad: Finally, the much hyped plan to construct a new Secretariat at Chest Hospital in the heart of the city has been abandoned. The Telangana State government on Monday scrapped the orders issued in March last year under which 72 acres of land located at government chest hospital was allotted for the purpose of secretariat building and staff quarters.

Based on a decision taken in the State cabinet meeting in January 2015, the government had also sanctioned Rs 150 crore for the construction of office building and had constituted a four-member committee headed by Principal Secretary to GAD.

In the fresh order issued here on Monday, Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma said that a new 7-member high level committee headed by him has been constituted to study the issues pertaining to construction of new secretariat afresh as well as new official quarters for bureaucrats and other issues arising in the matter.

The other members of the high-level committee are Principal Secretary (GAD), Special Chief Secretaries Municipal Administration and Urban Development, Revenue and Transport and Roads and Buildings (R&B) and Special Chief Secretary (finance) and Chief Engineer to R&B department. The Chief Secretary said that the State R&B department would take necessary action in the construction of buildings accordingly.

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