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Bandh effect: Ministers, babus skip work at Secretariat

Posted by on July 5, 2011 0 Comment

Hyderabad: The 48-hour Telangana bandh called by the Telangana Political Joint Action Committee had its adverse effect on the state headquarters, the Secretariat, which wore a deserted look on Tuesday.

Though hardly 10 per cent of the staff attended office, the claim by the officials at the Secretariat was that the attendance was 60 per cent.

Barring some exceptions, Ministers from the Telangana region decided to stay away from their offices.

Notable among those who attended office were Labour Minister Danam Nagender, who had not resigned as an MLA.

Information and Public Relations Minister DK Aruna, who had put in her papers on Monday, is understood to have met Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy.

Finance Minister Anam Ramnarayan Reddy and Tourism Minister Vatti Vasantha Kumar, both from Andhra region, attended their office.

With a majority of Ministers opting to stay away from their Chambers, the Secretariat looked deserted with no activity.

Incidentally, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy too arrived late here.

The entire administration appears to be static with no visual movement of personnel except the police picketing to ensure security.

Chief Secretary S V Prasad attended office while a few bureaucrats participated in a video conference in connection with the Loan Eligibility Cards issue to the tenant farmers.

Out of 6,000 employees hardly 10 per cent were visible.(INN)

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