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AP CM To Consider Providing PRC Benefits To PSU Employees

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu here on Friday announced that he would examine the issue of extending PRC benefits to employees working in public sector units (PSUs) in the State. A delegation of the employees' JAC and the AP NGOs, led by P Ashok Babu, met him here on Friday. The Chief Minister said that he would soon constitute a group of ministers (GoM) to study the issue and would do the needful.

Stating that the PSU employees were only around 20,000 in number and would not be an additional burden to the government to extend the benefit, he said over four lakh government employees had already received PRC benefit as promised by him. However, he wanted the PSU employees to compete with the private organisations and improve their performance.

Citing the performance of Singapore PSUs as an example, the Chief Minister told the leaders that reforms introduced by him in the power sector during his earlier stint made APGenco and APTransco as role models for the country.

He instructed the government, outsourced and contract employees to work in coordination to ensure better results. “Introduction of e-filing and technology increases transparency in administration and speeds up the delivery process besides reducing political and bureaucratic pressures," he said. He expressed happiness over the better performance of government schools in this academic year and commended the efforts of teachers.

When the employees' leaders raised the issue of transfers, the Chief Minister said that the government was considering the option of taking up general transfers from June 8 to 15. He said that the government would release the schedule at a later date giving time for them to represent their issues.

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