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AP CS holds review meeting on “Smart Villages”

Hyderabad, March 7 (INN): Chief Secretary IYR Krishna Rao informed that the Andhra Pradesh Government has designed a user friendly Website, to adopt Smart Village and Smart Ward programme.

The Chief Secretary on Saturday chaired a review meeting at the A.P. Secretariat with all the Secretaries, Head of Departments and through Video Conference with the District Collectors. Mandal level Workshops are to be organized, to explain the advantage of “Smart Village and Smart Ward” programme and mass awareness campaign through Kalajatas for the same, the Chief Secretary said.

Krishna Rao has interacted with A. Srikanth, Addl. Commissioner A.P. Bhavan, New Delhi, about issues pending with the Government of India and requested him to obtain remaining Grants of 13th Finance Commission under Central financed schemes for each Department.

Reviewing on “Road Accidents”, the Chief Secretary directed the concerned, to form Joint Enforcement Teams (JET) on permanent basis by Police and Transport Departments, to monitor and to control road accidents and to check condition of the roads, condition of the vehicles in regular intervals. He has also issued instructions to prepare guidelines as per Motor Vehicle Act with some modifications of the guidelines of Kerala State.

In the meeting, the Chief Secretary in detail, reviewed on ‘Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR)’ with the Officials concerned.

The Andhra Pradesh Government has taken step forward in strengthening the Mother Child Tracking System (MCTS) software to help us analyze the data in much more effective ways. To implement healthcare programmes faster and with transparent accountability, the Chief Secretary has ordered the healthcare authorities to upload all the health related data to computers and make every aspect of healthcare computerized.

The District Collectors have been asked to review all the Maternal Deaths in the district once in a month, since there are going to be 3 to 4 deaths in a month. The cause of death needs to be carefully analyzed for taking necessary corrective actions. Any preventable death, identified must be highlighted to prevent similar deaths in future. Action plans can be shared with state authorities to bring down the Maternal Mortality Ratio.

Apportionment of assets and liabilities, Institutions, Corporations listed under Schedule – IX, X of A.P. Re-organization Act, Sand reaches, e-Pass Books, Neeru-Chettu, Drinking Water, other programme and schemes were also reviewed by the Chief Secretary at the meeting.