The State government, under Chief Minister Revanth Reddy, is set to fulfill two more guarantees promised by the Congress during the Parliament elections the provision of 200 units of free power and the supply of LPG cylinders at ₹500 each. The Cabinet, in a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Reddy, also approved the initiation of a caste census in the State.
Ministers Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy and Sridhar Babu announced that the government is actively working on assessing the financial implications of these promises and will reveal the implementation modalities during the budget session of the Assembly starting February 8.
In a significant move, the Cabinet decided to change the official name of the State from TS to TG, aligning with the aspirations of those who fought for separate Telangana. This change will be reflected in the registration of all new vehicles and other institutions.
Addressing concerns about the State’s self-respect over the past decade, the ministers criticized the previous BRS government’s ‘dictatorial tendencies’ and emphasized the need to cleanse symbols reflecting arrogance from the previous administration.
The Cabinet meeting covered various aspects, including the upgrade of 65 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) to advanced training centers, accommodating new industry-aligned courses. Additionally, discussions involved the allotment of 100 acres of land to the Telangana High Court and considerations about prisoner remission.
The government, demonstrating its commitment to filling vacancies in government posts, has initiated an exercise to identify priority positions. Ministers Srinivas Reddy and Sridhar Babu affirmed that the government is dedicated to filling all vacant positions to enhance administrative efficiency.