Security beefed up for Andhra Pradesh chief minister
VIJAYAWADA: Taking a serious note of the Maoists warning, the state cabinet has decided to further fortify the chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s security apparatus. The issue was discussed at the cabinet meeting held on Tuesday and decided not to take any lenient view of the threat perception to the chief minister and his family.
The cabinet granted its nod for creation of nearly 290 posts to the elite Chief Minister’s Security Group (CMSG). The security personnel from trained armed groups would be immediately drawn up and posted to the CMSG to enhance the chief minister’s security needs.
The Maoists party had warned to take revenge against the chief minister and his family for killing 30 of its leaders and cadres in an alleged encounter in AOB last week. In fact, the chief minister Chandrababu Naidu is in the core Z plus security bracket and protected by the black cat commandos.
However, the cabinet has decided to further enhance CM’s security cover by deploying additional forces keeping in view of the threat from the red ultras. The complete security cover would be granted to all the family members of the chief minister including the TDP’s national secretary Nara Lokesh who has been frequently moving in public.
Meanwhile, the cabinet lauded the chief minister’s efforts in getting the state top honors in Ease of doing business ranks. AP which stood in the second rank after Gujarat last year had peaked to the top with a joint first place with Telangana state. “We have carried out nearly 340 reforms in 10 subjects in the industries wing to score high. We got cent percent marks in eight subjects out of 10 in the table,” the chief minister explained.
The cabinet members thumped the tables to express their joy and congratulate the chief minister. CM said that they have got 78 percent marks in land allocation and registrations issue and 90 percent in addressing the disputes. He said that they have cleared 98 percent of 10940 proposals related to industries department within 21 days. Cabinet granted its nod for filling up of nearly 500 vacancies in different government departments.