New Secretariat should reflect stateliness of Telangana: KCR

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CM says, another building complex will be constructed near the proposed Secretariat complex to accommodate all the heads of departments to ensure that govt machinery functions in complete tandem

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao wanted the new integrated Secretariat complex to be designed in a manner that it will showcase the stateliness of Telangana besides functioning as the administrative headquarters of the State with all facilities and amenities. He said another building complex will be constructed near the proposed Secretariat complex to accommodate all the heads of departments to ensure that the entire government machinery functioned in complete tandem.

In a review meeting on the construction of the new Secretariat complex at Pragathi Bhavan on Friday, the Chief Minister emphasized the need for the new Secretariat complex to reflect the prestige and culture of the State. He also wanted it to be fully-equipped for the Chief Minister, Ministers, the Chief Secretary, and all the Secretaries concerned to perform their duties in a smooth manner. “Unlike earlier, we need not have government offices scattered across the city. Instead, the Ministers and Secretaries should work from the same place,” he added.

While the exteriors of the new Secretariat will showcase the grandeur, the interiors will be designed with all amenities and equipment. Chandrashekhar Rao suggested that all aspects including the chambers of Ministers and Secretaries along with conference halls, departmental offices, lunch halls, centralized strong rooms, and record rooms among others, should be thoroughly discussed before finalizing the design.

He also wanted the officials to finalize the location of religious structures, banks, creche, visitors' lounge, parking, and the office of security personnel after taking all issues into consideration. He asked the officials concerned to call for tenders only after finalizing the facilities and amenities inside the new Secretariat complex.

Roads and Buildings Minister Vemula Prashanth Reddy, Government Chief Advisor Rajiv Sharma, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, and others were present.

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