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Telangana CM’s productive Delhi visit: bats for state’s interests in meets with union mins

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Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister, A Revanth Reddy, visited Delhi on Thursday, where he engaged with Union Ministers to address key issues concerning the state.

In a crucial meeting, Chief Minister Revanth Reddy appealed to Union Home Minister Amit Shah for the allocation of additional IPS officers to Telangana.

Highlighting that only 76 IPS officers were allotted during the state’s bifurcation, the Chief Minister requested the sanctioning of 29 additional IPS posts to cater to the creation of new districts and the supervision of various departments.

Union Minister Amit Shah responded positively, assuring the allocation of additional IPS officers to Telangana starting from the 2024 batch, a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office said here on Thursday night.

Furthermore, Chief Minister Revanth Reddy brought various pending state issues to the attention of Amit Shah, including the division of assets under the ninth schedule of the Reorganization Act.

He urged the Union Minister to facilitate a smooth bifurcation of the State Bhavan in New Delhi and address disputes on pending organizations between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The Chief Minister also appealed for the allocation of funds for strengthening the Anti-Narcotics Bureau and Cyber Security Bureau in Telangana.

Chief Minister Revanth Reddy met Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri to seek approval for the revised proposals of Hyderabad Metro Rail Phase II.

The Chief Minister highlighted the need for realigning certain metro corridors and requested the Union Minister’s support for the development of Musi Riverfront in Hyderabad.

Additionally, he sought approval for providing Indiramma houses for the poor under the Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana and urged the release of balance funds for new housing projects in Telangana.

Chief Minister Revanth Reddy, along with Irrigation Minister Uttam Kumar Reddy, met Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.

They requested the grant of national project status to the Palamuru-Rangareddy lift irrigation project, emphasizing its significance in providing irrigation facilities and drinking water to drought-affected regions.

The Union Minister responded positively, assuring a 60 per cent allocation of funds for the project under another scheme.

In a related development, Irrigation Minister Uttam Kumar Reddy highlighted the need for reform in the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) and announced plans to seek support from the UPSC Chairman for strengthening the TSPSC.

Present at the meetings were Chief Secretary Ms Santi Kumari, CM Principal Secretary Sheshadri, Special Chief Secretary Finance Rama Krishna Rao, MAUD Principal Secretary Dana Kishore, Irrigation Principal Secretary Rahul Bojja, and ENC Muralidhar.

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