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Telangana Government to roll out TS-bPASS from April 2

Telangana Government to roll out TS-bPASS from April 2
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Telangana government would be rolling out the TS-bPASS from April 2. The TS-bPASS is providing building permissions to the building owners in the...

Hyderabad: Telangana government would be rolling out the TS-bPASS from April 2. The TS-bPASS is providing building permissions to the building owners in the towns within 21 days of applications.

Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD) Minister KT Rama Rao interacted with the collectors and additional collectors at an orientation programme on new Municipal Act and 'Pattana Pragathi' programme at MCRHRD institute on Friday.

He asked the collectors and municipal officials to get aware of the new Municipal Act for effective implementation of the Act, which would change the face of the cities and towns in Telangana.

He said that the collectors should play an important role in its implementation. The officials should overcome the problems in the TS-bPASS in March and should implement from April 2 onwards, he stated.

"The officials of the MAUD 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. We all should work together to ensure transparent delivery of citizen services," said KTR.

KTR said that decentralisation and formation of new districts, mandals, and municipalities was one of the biggest achievements of the Telangana government after the State formation.

"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," said the minister.

The Minister further said that there would 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.

He mentioned that that the 'Pattana Pragathi' programme would 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. "Towns in Telangana should set a benchmark for the rest of the country," he added.

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