Dr. Channa Reddy ‘s dynamism imagination, quick thinking, speed in implementing programs, his intolerance for bureaucratic delay and, above all, his humanism stand out clearly in his administration. His flair for excellence and indomitable spirit to accomplish the maximum in the shortest possible time makes him a great HARD TASK-MASTER, which, at times, is resented by bureaucrats and officials.
Dr. Reddy does not spare even himself. He studies every issue from all angles, analyses it, puts it to test and then comes to a firm conclusion. He has a penchant for “home-work” and is always well equipped with the required information and knowledge about the matter concerned.
He knows the art of keeping people creatively busy. An economist might be requested to send a note on the planning strategy, a ecologist to give his plan for the exploration of base metals in India a ground water expert on how to supplement the water resources, a financial expert on how to restructure the pricing system of steel and so on. Whatever is of practical value and useful to the nation is relevant to him.
Knowledge, not for the sake of knowledge but knowledge for the sake of action is what appeals to Dr. Reddy.
On the pattern of French CABINET DE MINISTRE, consisting of outstanding experts in different fields to advise the minister on policy matters, he has evolved his style of functioning on the lines of having a thick-tank. He has tremendous capability to “clear the mess” and get every situation tackled efficiently .He demonstrated it with success in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab as Governor and in Andhra Pradesh twice as Chief Minister.