Telangana government to soon implement 2 more guarantees: CM orders budgetary allocations

The government has received 1,09,01,255 applications for the six guarantees given to the electorate in Telangana.

ByRaj Rayasam

Published Feb 01, 2024 | 10:08 PMUpdatedFeb 01, 2024 | 10:10 PM

Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy said he will discuss the implementation of guarantees at a Cabinet meeting before the next Assembly session. (X)

The Congress government in Telangana is preparing to shortly implement two more of the six guarantees the party had given to the voters ahead of the Assembly polls.

Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy, on Thursday, 1 February, asked officials to ensure that two guarantees of the following three guarantees — LPG cylinder for ₹500, free power of up to 200 units, and Indiramma houses — were implemented without delay. However, he did not specify which two.

The chief minister’s instructions came while reviewing the applications received for enrolment for the six guarantees.

He wanted the state Budget for 2024-25 to make the necessary allocations for implementing the guarantees.

Revanth Reddy said he would discuss their implementation at a Cabinet meeting before the Assembly session.

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All applications digitised

The state government accepted applications for the six guarantees from 28 December to 6 January this year during the Praja Palana programmes.

The government has received 1,09,01,255 applications for the six guarantees. The officials apprised the chief minister that they had digitised the data by 12 January.

They said that some persons had submitted multiple applications under different names while some others did not have Aadhaar or ration cards.

The chief minister told them to scrutinise such applications again before rejecting them. If necessary, the staff should visit the applicants’ residences to ascertain details and rectify any mistakes, if any.

The chief minister asked the officials not to create problems by insisting on one document or the other. He said the bottom line should be that no eligible beneficiary should be left out.

The officials should allow the people to rectify the mistakes at mandal parishad development offices or during the Praja Palana programmes.

If any beneficiaries had not applied, their applications, too, should be accepted. “The process is continuous, and there is no deadline for receiving the applications,” he said.

Those who attended the review meeting included Deputy Chief Minister Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, ministers Uttam Kumar Reddy (Irrigation), D Sridhar Babu (IT and Industries) and Ponguleti Srinivasa Reddy (Revenue), and Chief Secretary Santhi Kumari.