5,350 Lecturers to be recruited
Tue 23 Sep 2008
HYDERABAD: The Chief Minister Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy at a meeting today with the ministers and officials decided to recruit in total 5,350 lecturers and other teaching faculty for the Junior, degree and University colleges soon.
The Chief Minister directed the departments of Intermediate Education, Collegiate and higher education to go ahead. Of this, notification has already been issued for 500 University College teachers, 500 degree college lecturers and 1100 Junior College lecturers.
He said under no circumstances students should suffer for want of lecturers in colleges and hence the decision and added that more would be recruited in due course of time. The Chief Minister was informed today that the ultimate aim of the Collegiate Education department is that each student has an appointment letter even before the completion of degree.
The department is working towards this aim and thus restructuring the combinations and curricula.
There are at present 183 Government degree colleges and the Chief Minister has magnanimously sanctioned 58 more degree colleges thus there would be 241 degree colleges at the end of the academic year in the State.
This increase of 32% in just one year is unprecedented and historic. Besides there are 179 aided degree colleges also in the State and the vision of the department is that each student speaks in English and the student is trained for job while studying.
The department will introduce employable and skill oriented Add on Courses on the platform of JKC like Accounting Executive, Office Executive, Basic Teaching Skills, Medical Lab Technology, Retail Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Hotel Management, Tourism and Travel Management, Medical Transcription, Each Course is of 300 hours duration and Target for 2008-09: 35,000 students.
As far as collegiate education is concerned, the Chief Minister agreed that 1,000 new lecturers will be recruited directly by APPSC in addition to the 500 posts for which notification has already been issued. He asked the district collectors to identify land for new colleges. He directed the finance to additional funds for new colleges and contract lecturers.
The Chief Minister was informed that Engineering Graduates: Diploma holders ratio has been brought down form 6:1 to 4.5:1. Seats in government polytechnics doubled from 10,505 to 20,810 and overall increase in seats in polytechnics is 85%.
The Chief Minister has sanctioned 23 new Government polytechnics. 350 Government Junior Colleges are given multimedia projector and computers and 50 new Government Junior Colleges sanctioned this year.
In addition to the 100 posts already notified, 2,000 more posts of Jr. lecturers will be filled up in the Government Junior and vocational colleges through APPSC.
Minister for Higher and Technical Education R Chenga Reddy, Chairman, A.P. State Council for Higher Education, K C Reddy, Principal Secretary, Higher Education, Ashutosh Mishra, Commissioner, Collegiate Education, Somesh Kumar, Commissioner, Technical Education, Premachandra Reddy, Commissioner. Intermediate Education, Lav Agarwal, Secretary, Finance, Sekhar Babu and other officials attended the meeting.
CM vows water to dry lands
Tue 23 Sep 2008 Source-Deccan
Nizamsagar (Nizamabad), Sept. 23: The Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy, set the stone for Rs 550 crore modernisation works of Nizamsagar project main canal here on Tuesday. Later, addressing a public meeting at Achampet village in the mandal, the Chief Minister said that Pranahita-Chevella irrigation scheme would be extended up to the non-ayacut area of Nizamsagar project. In addition, Rs 80 crore Nallavagu project would be examined to supplement the water for Nizamsagar project, he explained.
Dr Reddy said that pending project would be completed to irrigate all the dry lands across the district. He assured that every drop of water would be utilised for agriculture needs. The Chief Minister expressed hope that the Sri Ram Sagar Project (SRSP) would provide sufficient water to this kharif season.
He also responded positively to the suggestion made by Assembly Speaker K.R. Suresh Reddy and minister for power and minority welfare Md Ali Shabbir that Nizamsagar and SRSPs be developed into tourist spots to increase employment opportunities for the youth in the district.
Responding to the request of Jukkal MLA Gangaram, Dr Reddy also promised to sanction funds for the high level bridge on River Manjeera. Mr Suresh Reddy, minister Mohammad Ali Shabbir, minister for major irrigation Ponnala Lakshmaiah, MP Madhu Yashki accompanied the Chief Minister.
Dr Reddy arrived at the project site at 12 noon by helicopter. He was received by ministers, local leaders as well as district officials. He set the stone for the works at 12.15 pm.
Indur gets medical college–C.M
Tue 23 Sep 2008 Source-Deccan
Nizamabad, Sept. 23: The Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy, announced that a medical college would be set up in the district soon. “We had sanctioned medical colleges to all the districts which did not have private medical colleges,” he added.
In view of the closure of the existing private medical college in the district, the new medical college will come up in government sector, he explained. The Chief Minister was attended the 60th birthday celebrations (Shashtipurthi) of PCC president and Nizamabad MLA D. Srinivas here on Tuesday.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the stone would be set to the proposed airport and information technology park in the district by November. He said that a bypass road at a cost of Rs 50 crore and underground drainage scheme at a cost of Rs 84 crore would mitigate problems of Nizamabad people.
Dr Reddy said that the Congress government had created a hope among the people over its four-and-a- half years rule. “We strictly stick to our assurances made during the election time and after,” he explained.
The Chief Minister said that Mr Srinivas was a lucky mascot for Congress. He appreciated the achievements of the PCC chief and congratulated him on the occasion of his Shashtipurthi. Mr Srinivas said that he would forever thankful to the people of Nizamabad as they were given him a chance to serve as MLA.
YSR lauds PCC president
Tue 23 Sep 2008 Source-The Hindu
NIZAMABAD: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy wished that the Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee president Dharmapuri Srinivas ascend to the peak of his political career and live a long life with the blessings of people and God.
Attending as the chief guest at the inaugural of the three-day celebrations of the 60th birthday (shashtipoorti) of Mr. Srinivas here on Tuesday, the Chief Minister recalled that the Congress party could make it to power in the State in 2004 only because of coordinated work of the former.
Describing Mr. Srinivas as a good friend, Dr. Reddy said: “I am unable to believe that the PCC president already reached 60 years. Because, I have seen him as a student leader, Youth Congress leader and a deputy floor leader of Congress in the Assembly. In one’s life, 60th year is a watermark as he becomes more matured and should act with more responsibilities in future.”
The Chief Minister went on to say that his and Srinivas’ is the best combination. Whether it was a university, supply of Godavari river water to the town, 21st Century IT School, Ali Sagar and Gupta LI schemes, bypass road or Nizam Sagar Project modernisation works, there was an effort of the PCC president, said the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister, in principle, has agreed to sanction a medical college with 700-bed modern hospital attached to it in Nizamabad district.
The medical college was being announced as a gift to the district people on the occasion of the ‘shashtipoorti’ of Mr. Srinivas, he added. He also said that foundation would be laid for an airport and IT Park in the district within 50 days.
Assembly Speaker K.R. Suresh Reddy, Ministers Mohd. Ali Shabbir, R. Damodar Reddy and Ponnala Lakshmaiah, MP Madhu Goud Yaskhi, ZP Chairman Taher Bin Hamdan, MLAs P. Sudarshan Reddy, Akula Lalitha, S. Santhose Reddy, MLC B. Mohan Reddy, Mayor D. Sanjay, Collector B. Ramanjaneyulu, Greater Hyderabad Congress Committee president D. Nagender, DCC president Gadugu Gangadhar were present.
YSR to launch Arogyasri on September 27
Tue 23 Sep 2008 Source-The Hindu
VIJAYAWADA: Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy will launch Rajiv Arogyasri scheme at a mega health camp here at Makineni Basava Punnaiah Municipal Stadium on September 27.
This is third time that the officials are making arrangements for the launch of the Rajiv Arogyayasri programme in the city. On the last two occasions, the programme was put off due to heavy rains.
The officials are making arrangements for 50 screening counters where 10,000 to 15,000 patients can be diagnosed and a total crowd of about 30,000 can be handled. About 50 network hospitals across the State will take part in the camp, said K.L.V. Prasad, district coordinator of Rajiv Arogyasri, on Tuesday.
Mr. Prasad said that the Chief Minister would interact with about half a dozen patients, who availed themselves of the facilities under Rajiv Arogyasri scheme, and with an equal number of patients identified under the scheme, at the venue. The State government has identified as many as 19 corporate hospitals in the city for offering services to the patients under Rajiv Arogyasri. The government is organising camps at various places in the district. Hence, the number of patients turning up at the camp is likely to be less this time.
Deputy Mayor Samanthapudi Narasaraju said that the patients could get treatment for 126 types of ailments and surgeries. Surgeries for different types of ailments costing less than Rs. 2 lakhs each would be conducted at the corporate hospitals, he said, adding: “people should avail themselves of the benefits of the scheme.”
A special counter would be opened at these hospitals for the patients referred under the scheme. In addition, a special ward would be dedicated for the patients in these hospitals. Nearly 4,000 patients enrolled their names to make use of the corporate health care, which had hitherto been confined only to the rich, he said.
The Chief Minister, on September 27, would arrive at Tummalapalem in Krishna district at 11 a.m. and unveil a statue of deceased MLA Chanamolu Venkat Rao. Later, he will address a public meeting at Ferry, and proceed to Ajit Singh Nagar to inaugurate the health camp. The Chief Minister is likely to distribute loans to self-help groups (SHGs) at the stadium. The Chief Minister would inaugurate a newly constructed building at the industrial estate of Association of Lady Entrepreneurs of Andhra Pradesh (ALEAP) at Surampalli near here. Dr. Reddy would proceed to Nuzvid to attend a programme at IIIT and lay a foundation stone each for a drinking water scheme and Rajiv Swagruha house