The Jagan Mohan Reddy government has been making its mark in good governance in the state by introducing innovative approaches in solving public problems. According to officials, measures have been taken to ensure welfare schemes for all irrespective of caste, creed, region, community and party in the past two years.
Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has been hailed by people as a leader of this generation for his great contribution to education and medicine. The Andhra Pradesh government embarked on revolutionary reforms, ushering in the village self-governments dreamed of by Mahatma Gandhi.
The village secretariat system was set up to ensure that all government services were at the doorstep of the people establishing one village secretariat for every 2,000 population, one ward secretariat for every 4,000 population, one village volunteer for every 50 households in villages and one ward for every 100 households in towns across the state offering 541 types of services.
According to the officials, the government has brought in several reforms to end corruption in state government offices and increase transparency in governance. The government has set up a new toll-free number 14400 for anyone to lodge a complaint on corruption. The chief minister has made the toll-free number widely available so that the public can complain to the ACB in case they spot any graft.
The weekly off for policemen, APSRTC merger into government, increase of time scale and salaries of contract employees, salary hike to home guards, sanitation workers’ pay hike, establishment of Cabinet sub-committee on Contributory Pension Scheme, 27 % IR for government employees and Judicial Preview Commissioner (Judicial Preliminary Review) for tender processes are some of the revolutionary reforms in providing good governance by the government in the past two years.