Sun. Jun 20th, 2021

Andhra Pradesh government has once again sought governor E S L Narasimhan’s intervention to restrain the Telangana government from continuing to ‘violate’ the AP Reorganization Act and ‘threatening’ several Andhra employees with not paying their September salaries.

In a three-page letter to the governor on Friday night, AP chief secretary IYR Krishna Rao stated that the Telangana government has ‘illegally’ taken over many of the Hyderabad-based 89 corporations listed in the 9th Schedule and 107 training institutions listed in the 10th Schedule of the AP Reorganization Act, 2014, and is threatening not to pay the salaries to the Andhra employees working in these corporations.

They include the National Academy of Construction, AP Pollution Control Board, AP Biodiversity Board and State Election Commission.As per the Act, the institutions listed in the 9th and 10th schedules should be divided over a period of one year between the two states with mutual consent and in the 52:48 ratio in favour of AP.

The Centre too has appointed a committee headed by retired bureaucrat Shiela Bhide to oversee the division of these institutes. “However, the TRS government, in complete violation of the AP Reorganization Act, has taken over many of these institutes and has added the prefix Telangana to them. Now, the Telangana regime is threatening not to pay the September salaries to the Andhra employees.

Dasara, the most important festival of the Telugus, is a few days away, denial of salaries ahead of the festival will dampen their spirits. Hence, I seek your immediate intervention,” is said to be the gist of the AP CS letter to the governor.

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