HYDERABAD: The Chief Minister Dr K Rosaiah today thanked
the armed forces for their unstinted contribution in providing assistance to
the State government in maintaining internal security, law and order in times
of need and during the times of natural calamities.
The Chief Minister acknowledged the positive response and
timely assistance by the armed forces during the devastating floods in Kurnool
and Mahabubnagar in 2009 and on other occasions when the State government
sought help. Dr Rosaiah said the State Government enjoys cordial relations with
Andhra Sub Area Headquarters and they always responded positively when the
State Government has interacted with them on various issues in the past.
The Chief Minister was delivering the inaugural address at
the Civil Military Liaison Conference-2010 today at Jubilee Hall.
Full Text of the Chief Minister's address is as
"It is an honour for me to inaugurate and interact with
personnel of Armed Forces at Civil Military Liaison Conference which is unique
forum to exchange view and resolve pending issues. While certain issues have
been resolved since the last CMLC and during the course of review meetings held
by representatives of the armed forces with officials of various departments of
my government, some issues are still pending settlement. I urge all of you to
make best use of this opportunity and resolve all outstanding issues. My
government is aware of the unique capabilities of the armed forces in providing
assistance to civil government in internal security duties, maintaining law and
order and during times of natural calamities".
"I acknowledge the positive response and timely assistance
by the armed forces during the devastating floods in Kurnool and Mahabubnagar
in 2009 and on other occasions where we have sought their help. We look
forward to your continued support and help. We enjoy cordial relations with
Headquarters Andhra Sub Area with General KD Singh and his staff at Andhra Sub
Area always responded positively when my government has interacted with them on
various issues in the past. My government has taken up number of welfare
schemes for the upliftment of the poor in the fields of employment generation,
food security, housing, health etc. Similarly, we are committed to the welfare
of ex-servicemen also. Due reservation is provided in public employment,
education, self employment schemes, land allotments etc. Recently we have also
enhanced the ex-gratia amounts to the dependents of military personnel who are
killed in action and disabled in action.
Andhra Pradesh has benefited immensely from the presence
of armed forces personnel, both serving and retired, in the State. I would like
to assure you that my government has the highest regard for the armed forces
personnel and will always look after the best interests of serving and retired
service personnel in the State. I am extremely happy that the military
recruitment has been taken up in Karimnagar and Warangal during the year 2010.
I would request that more of these rallies be held in naxal affected and
backward districts, so as to wean away the youth being attracted towards
unsocial and violent activities. My government is prepared to provide logistic
support to make such rallies a success. I wish the conference all the success
and hope that it will result in enhanced mutual understanding and cooperation
between civil administration and the armed forces and help resolve most of the
long pending issues listed on the agenda for today.