After Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan approved the AP Decentralization Bill, the state government is now focusing on relocating to Visakhapatnam, which will be the administrative capital of Andhra Pradesh.
Regarding the same, all the branches are making basic preparations to undertake the branch relocation work as soon as possible. It is heard that the government is preparing the list of offices which has to be relocated first.
As per the sources, the police department is the first branch to set foot in Visakhapatnam. The Raj Bhavan, the Secretariat, the Chief Minister's Camp Office and the offices of various department heads are to be shifted to Visakhapatnam after the Police officials monitor the security situation there. The Director General of Police is asserting that there is a possibility of moving the headquarters Visakhapatnam. DGP Gautam Sawang is one step ahead in this regard.
He set up a committee on security measures to be taken in Visakhapatnam. The committee has been chaired by Visakhapatnam City Police Commissioner Rajiv Kumar Meena, and eight other senior officers are included in the committee.
The high power committee has been set up with Visakhapatnam range DIG, OSD of DGP office in Mangalagiri, Inspector General of Police Training, Personnel Cell IG, Intelligence, Special Enforcement Bureau IG, Technical Cell DIG. The committee is expected to submit its report to the Chief Secretary, Chief Minister's Office (CMO), Special Principal Secretary, Home Ministry, and DIG by the 14th of this month.