The Ward Administrative Secretary (WAS) is a key position in the new system of decentralized governance in Andhra Pradesh. The WAS is responsible for providing a wide range of services to the citizens of their ward
Role of the Ward Administrative Secretary
- Collection of taxes and fees: The WAS is responsible for collecting taxes and fees from the citizens of their ward. This includes property taxes, water taxes, and other fees.
- Providing information and assistance: The WAS is responsible for providing information and assistance to the citizens of their ward. This includes information on government schemes, benefits, and services.
- Resolving grievances: The WAS is responsible for resolving grievances of the citizens of their ward. This includes grievances related to public works, social welfare schemes, and other issues.
- Ensuring compliance with government regulations: The WAS is responsible for ensuring that the citizens of their ward comply with government regulations. This includes regulations related to building construction, sanitation, and other matters.
Key Tasks for WAS
- Collection of Property Taxes and Charges
- New Property Assessment
- Transfer of Property Title
- Revision Petition or General Revision Petition
- Vacancy Remission
- Addition or Alteration of Property
- Valuation Certificate
- Exemption Request
- Property Amalgamation
- New Assessment of Vacant Land
- Subdivision of a Property
- Conversion of House Tax to Vacant Land Tax (VLT) or Conversion of VLT to House Tax
Tips for interacting with a Ward Administrative Secretary
- Be clear about what you need help with.
- Be patient, as they may be busy with other tasks.
- Follow up if you do not receive a response in a timely manner.
- Be respectful, as they are public servants.