Council adopts Bill on commission for backward areas

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Hyderabad, Mar 28 (UNI) The Andhra Pradesh Council tonight adopted a Bill to constitute a commission for development of backward areas in the State.

The Bill, which was introduced by the State Finance Minister K Rosaiah, was adopted by voice vote with all parties supporting it.

Though the Opposition Telugu Desam Party has opposed stating the proposed Commission would not serve the purpose, they supported the Bill after the explanation given by the Minister.

The Minister said the government had recognised the need to identify backward districts in a systematic and scientific manner for comprehensive development and balanced economic well being of the entire State on an equitable basis based on the recommendations of the commission established for the purpose.

He said the Commission should study and analyse so as to assess the socio economic disparities among districts in the State and make recommendations to correct the disparities and steps to be taken for equitable development of all the areas.

The commission should submit their report and recommendations to the government every year before the end of October to take decission for providing necessary Budgetary provisions during the ensuing financial year for undertaking various developmental schemes.

He said the Chairperson of the commission would be an eminent person of public standing and two eminent persons from the disciplines of Economics, Sociology and Public Administration to be nominated and a Member Secretary who shall be an officer of the government not below the rank of Secretary to Government.

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