The manifesto of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) unveiled by the Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, last evening at a public meeting in Hyderabad, has promised to increase the recruitment age limit by three more years, while also promising to enhance the retirement age of Government employees from the present 58 years to 61 years.
Other promises include unemployment allowance of Rs 3016, waiver of Rs 1 lakh farm loans, to reduce age eligibility for old age pension from 65 to 57 years, appropriate salaries for government employees, special directorate for pensioners and special schemes for the welfare and development of poor among the forward castes.
However, there was no mention of filling up of vacant government jobs and providing employment opportunities to youth. Lack of jobs was one of major issue during Telangana statehood struggle and KCR promised to fill up 2 lakh government jobs immediately after coming to power. But, during last four and half years he didn’t provided more than 20,000 jobs.
Major election promises of 2014 like three acres land to dalit families, free education from KG to PG and regularization of contract employees services also didn’t figures in this manifesto. Most of the promises made here are in vague and need action from the union government.
He said that Government will continue to press and fight for implementation of 33% reservation to BCs and 33% reservation to women in legislatures. But was silent why he didn’t provide any representation to women in his cabinet and also only four women were given seats in the present assembly elections.
He was also silent on issues like getting `national status’ to Pranahitha irrigation project. He simply said Hyderabad will be developed as a world-class city, but was silent on various promises made for the development of the city.