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2019-01-08T06:43:30.249Z08-01-2019 2019-01-08T06:43:25.528Z - - 10-04-2020
Former British PM Tony Blair was full of praise for Andhra Pradesh’s Real Time Governance Society (RTGS) during his visit to Amaravati on Monday. Blair was welcomed by IT Minister Nara Lokesh who after receiving him at the Gannavaram airport took him straight to the AP secretariat at Velagapudi.
Chandrababu Naidu, who always makes it a point to take all the key visitors to RTGS made no exception this time around and explained the functions of facility personally to Blair.
"I think it is one of the most exciting things happening anywhere in the world. I think you're leading a revolution in how to govern. It is an extraordinary undertaking in a state, which is the size of a reasonably large European country. I think there are lessons from Andhra Pradesh for the globe”, said Blair, visibly impressed with the features of the facility.
Signing the visitor’s notebook, Blair wrote, "Thank you for an amazing and inspirational visit," the image of which was tweeted by Chandrababu Naidu.
An official press note from CMO said, "A truly enriching experience to have Mr. Tony Blair amongst us at the RTG State Centre today. He was briefed about the functioning of RTG and how it is transforming the governance in Andhra Pradesh. Recognizing the revolutionary data-driven governance in AP and its tremendous impact on the lives of the citizens, he also lauded the State government for its extraordinary efforts for the development of the state,"
Other eminent dignitaries to have visited the RTGS include, President Ram Nath Kovind, Governor ESL Narasimhan and Mukesh Amabani among others
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