AP CM asserts supremacy of CS in admn

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Hyderabad, Nov 30 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today asserted the entire administrative machinery in the state is being headed and monitored by the Chief Secretary and there will be no deviation from it.

Referring to certain observations in a section of the press the Chief Secretary was being sidelined while taking certain decisions, Dr Reddy said "the news story is speculative and far from reality.

"The Office of the Chief Secretary always assumes highest regard in our administrative set up." Talking to some of the senior officers over the issue, the Chief Minister reaffirmed that all the IAS and other technical personnel, who regularly interacted with him and Chief Secretary J Harinarayan, had the highest regard for the CS.

"There is no question of disrespecting or belittling the Head of the administration.

"Mr Harinarayan's administrative acumen and his efficiency in tackling various issues are unquestionable," he added.

Dr Reddy said any violation in following the protocol pertaining to Chief Secretary and belittling his office in any manner will not be tolerated and be treated as serious indiscipline, an official release quoting him said.

UNI

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