Former UK PM Tony Blair meets AP CM Chandrababu Naidu in Amaravati

Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom (UK) Tony Blair met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu at the RTG State Centre, Secretariat in Amaravati on Monday. Tony Blair visited the Real Time Governance Centre (RTG) at the secretariat. RTGS, the pet project and brain child of Chief Minister, has been providing real time information to both government and public for quick decisions. It is also collecting feedback from public on various development and welfare programmes to enhance the efficiency of Government in executing development programmes and implementing welfare schemes. It is also getting grievances from the citizens and ensuring speedy disposal of them. During a teleconference on the ongoing Janmabhoomi Maavooru Programme, the Chief Minister announced that, impressed by the extensive services rendered by RTG, Blair has shown interest in visiting the centre. Welcoming the world leader, CM recalled the fact that the British politician was then the youngest to become Prime Minister at the age of 43. Chandrababu Naidu also reiterated Blair's enormous contribution to the governance practices by being the first to introduce National minimum wage act and Freedom of information act. The Chief Minister also briefed Mr. Blair on how he conceived the idea of Cyberabad and realised it with the development of infrastructure and Knowledge Economy of Hyderabad. AP Chief Secretary Anil Chandra Punetha and other Senior Officials of the State interacted with Mr. Blair, detailing the developments and contributions of their respective departments to the comprehensive governance system. Chandrababu Naidu expressed his intent to work with the global leader. Chandrababu Naidu requested Blair's cooperation in enriching the State in Policy and Governance Practices.