Now, KCR gets full team, to rev up administration
- The sudden expansion of State Cabinet draws public attention following fresh political developments
- KCR acts on intelligence inputs on lack of monitoring of administration
- Absence of Ministers spurred KCR to go in for expansion
- Move to rein in Opposition parties over issue of non- governance
Hyderabad: Finally, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao formed his full cabinet with 17 ministers after nine months of his coming to power for second term in December last.
After retaining power in December last, KCR took oath as CM for second term and inducted only state Home Minister Mahmood Ali in his cabinet.
He ran the government with single cabinet minister for three months. In February this year, he inducted 10 ministers keeping away from the government his son KT Rama Rao and Harish Rao, who held key portfolios in the previous TRS government.
The sudden expansion of State cabinet drew public attention following the fresh political developments mainly the BJP's strong efforts to strengthen the party and emerge as political alternative to TRS by 2023 Assembly elections.
Leaders said that KCR has got enough intelligence inputs that government had failed in administration due to lack of close monitor of the administration from state to village level.
The chief minister had also come to a conclusion that the absence of ministers could be one of the main reasons to the failure of government in delivering the benefits to the deserving timely.
Resultantly, the government drew strong criticism from the opposition in the recent times.
Maintenance of state finances , monitoring state Municipal Administration and Civil Supplies without ministers left the state government already in a quandary.
" The preparation of new Municipal Act by the officials without minister brought disrepute to the government recently as Governor ESL Narasimhan raised objections and sent back the bill," leaders said and added that administration in several important wings like Education and Transport also came to a standstill due to lack of full time ministers.
KCR will accord all responsibilities to the ministers and streamline the administration within no time after the conclusion of the budget session.
" The chief minister wanted to give no chance to the opposition to nail the government on any issue and keep the administration on track in the next four years", a senior leader said and added the chief minister will review the performance of each department with the ministers concerned every month and check the anomalies found anything.