The Jagan government has decided to implement a new file jumping system in the Andhra Pradesh state secretariat. To this extent, the Chief Secretary of the State Government, Sameer Sharma, issued an order on Wednesday amending the manual business rules of the AP Secretariat Office. The order states that changes are being made in the Secretariat Manual based on the note given by the General Administration Department. Also, he said that level jumping system will be implemented to avoid delay in solving files.
CS Sameer Sharma said in the order that there is no need to check files at unnecessary levels in the Secretariat. He concluded that it would be sufficient if the files were circulated at four levels from the assistant section officer to the minister. It has been revealed that the level jumping system is being introduced to increase the speed of documents to be completed within a fixed period along with urgent, important and confidential categories.
CS Sameer Sharma clarified that work should be divided according to these changes and additions following the AP Secretariat Manual 2005. It is stated that the secretary, chief secretary and special secretaries of each department will suggest how to do level jumping. However, in the past, the AP Secretariat Employees’ Association had written a letter to Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy saying that there should be no level jumping policy. However, it is noteworthy that the government issued a circular on Wednesday implementing this policy.