Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has introduced an incredible system to quickly resolve public issues. Inaugurating the ward offices at 150 wards on Friday, Minister K Tarakarama Rao, along with Minister for Urban Development KT Rama Rao and GHMC Commissioner M Dana Kishore, stated that the main goal is to provide better civic services to the people. They also mentioned that GHMC officials are given more authority to address public issues promptly, without just focusing on providing services, but also ensuring quick resolution of public problems. This system was implemented to eliminate the need for corporators and to empower the administrative machinery. They emphasized that this move is aimed at decentralization and making the public the center of governance. The ministers highlighted that with this initiative, citizens can expect faster civic services, complaint resolutions, and more efficient functioning of various departments.
The ward offices are managed by ten officials from different departments. These officials oversee programs related to road maintenance, sanitation, horticulture, town planning, electricity, water supply, and one computer operator. Additionally, in the future, they plan to include more officials from health and police departments to the ward offices. It was also announced that Ward Committees will be held accountable for the supervision of these programs. Zone Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, and Ward Committee members will be responsible for monitoring the activities in the ward offices.
Minister KTR stated that ward governance should be an example for the nation. He mentioned that this system can be implemented in all cities across the country. KTR expressed his confidence in this system and said that it will be executed efficiently. The ministers also emphasized the importance of political leaders working beyond politics and focusing on successful implementation of such programs. They concluded by stating that Telangana has set an example for the country and is now leading the way towards sustainable governance.