Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu formally inaugurated his office at Velgapudi in Amaravati on Tuesday on the auspicious occasion of Vijaya Dashami festival.
The newly-built Transitional Headquarters and Secretariat of Andhra Pradesh have a total of six blocks coming up of which four are ready. The CM’s office is in the first block which also accommodates chambers and offices of all Naidu’s cabinet colleagues.
In the remaining blocks at Velagapudi known as the temporary secretariat, most of the government departments, department heads, secretaries and staff have already shifted and started working from 3rd of October.
Naidu broke a coconut and pumpkin amid chanting mantras by priests and stepped into his office at 8:09 am. Secretariat employees, ministers, MLAs and TDP representatives attended the inauguration ceremony.
As per the deadline set by Naidu, the temporary secretariat was opened in the last week of June and most of the department offices that moved from Hyderabad started operating from the new premises. Meanwhile, rest of the offices shifted by October 3.
A central Command and Control Centre is also being set up in the first block as the CM wants to keep a check by live monitoring of various activities of the government across the state.
Of the six blocks at Velagapudi, block one is for the CM and his offices, one is for Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council, and the remaining four are for the other departments.