Appoint regular Collector
The public in the district were gearing up for staging a series of protests demanding appointment of regular District Collector to Jangaon.
Jangaon: The public in the district were gearing up for staging a series of protests demanding appointment of regular District Collector to Jangaon.
A round table meeting under the aegis of Telangana Mass and Social Organisations Forum (T MASS Forum) was conducted here on Thursday to discuss the problems arising out of transfer of previous Collector and non-appointment of a regular one.
The forum district chairman A Venugopal Rao, Rice Millers Association president P V Naranayana Goud, District Writers Association leader R Ratnakar Reddy, OU JAC leader Bala Lakshmi, TJAC leader A Sathish, Chamber of Commerce and Industry leader R Sudhakar and others spoke at the meeting.
They alleged that the first District Collector A Devasena was transferred at the behest of the local MLA M Yadagiri Reddy. As a result, the progress of many development projects was affected severely.
It was shameful that the State government was not able to appoint a regular Collector even after 50 days passed by since the previous Collector was transferred. There were four MLAs and an MP belonging to the district in the ruling party, but they failed to address the issue, said Venugopal Rao.
It was not proper to target the officials, who were working honestly, he added.There were apprehensions that the State government might cancel district status to Jangaon, given its negligent attitude in appointing a regular Collector. The public had great hopes on the development of Jangaon district as they staged series of agitations for its formation, said Ratnakar Reddy.
It was decided to stage dharnas, rasta-rokos across the district and passing of resolutions by municipal council and gram panchayats. Md Sadik Ali of Jangaon Adhyayana Vedika, CPM leader M Kanaka Reddy, Congress leader C Srinivas Reddy and others were present.