FINANCE DEPARTMENT- Constitution of a Committee, namely “Committee to study the restructuring of Districts in Andhra Pradesh” to study the various aspects related to the creation of (25) districts in the State of Andhra Pradesh & the measures to be undertaken to optimally utilize the existing resources in the creation of the districts - Orders - Issued. G.O.RT.No. 2098 Dated: 07-08-2020
The Government of Andhra Pradesh is committed in its endeavour to take governance to the doorsteps of the citizens, with the avowed objective of improving the lives of the citizens of Andhra Pradesh and enhancing their satisfaction. Towards the aforesaid objective, the Government of AP has taken several measures in the last one year, such as the creation of Village and Ward Secretariats, introduction the system of Village and Ward Volunteers, etc.
For bringing the administration at the District level closer to the people, the Government intends to increase the number of districts in the State, from the present (13) districts to (25) districts, duly considering that the present districts in the State are large & unwieldy to administer.
Keeping in view the aforesaid objective, the Government of Andhra Pradesh hereby constitute a Committee, named the “Committee to study the restructuring of Districts in Andhra Pradesh” under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary to Government, with the following members to study the various aspects related to the creation of (25) districts in the State of Andhra Pradesh and the measures to be taken to optimally utilize human and financial resources at all levels:
i. Chief Secretary to Government- Chairperson
ii. Chief Commissioner of Land Administration-Member
iii. Secretary, G.A.(Services) Department-Member
iv. Secretary, Planning Department -Member
v. Representative from Chief Minister’s Office-Member
vi. Principal Finance Secretary- Convenor.
The Committee shall inter-alia study the following aspects:
i. The optimal use of existing infrastructure, for facilitating the smooth functioning of the restructured districts.
ii. The optimal use & redeployment of the existing Human Resources at all levels, for facilitating the smooth functioning of the restructured districts.
iii. The changes that may be required in the organization structure, roles and responsibilities of the Departments- at the State, District and the sub- District levels - keeping in view the proposed restructuring of the Districts & in the light of the recent steps taken for the decentralization of governance.
iv. The other precursor steps that may need to be taken for ensuring a smooth transition.
v. The steps to be taken for ensuring that the expenditure (both one-time and recurring), is kept to the minimum.
vi. Examine and suggest the broad principles for determining the geographical boundaries & administrative units constituting the proposed 25 districts.
The Committee may furnish it's report within a period of (3) months. All the Secretariat Departments & the HoDs shall furnish the information to the Committee, whenever sought, on priority.