Hyderabad, May 23 UNI | 2 months ago

As the Appointed Day (June 2) approaches with lightning speed when Telangana and the residuary Andhra Pradesh will come into being, Chief secretary P K Mohanty briefed both TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu and Telangana Rashtra Samithi chief K Chanrasehkar Rao about the process of division today.

Both Mr Naidu and Mr Rao are set to become the chief ministers of the new states (Seemandhra and Telangana) after June 2.

Mr Mohanty along with members of the apex committee supervising the division process gave an overview of the distribution of assets, liabilities, departments and corporations and employees between the two successor states.

The officials also gave a presentation on finances, energy and irrigation.

According to official sources, the bifurcation process was being done strictly as per the provisions of the A P Reorganisation Act and the distribution of assets,liabilities and employees as per the prescribed norms.

The sources said the provisional allocation of more than 80,000 state-level employees was expected to be completed by May 26 but the guidelines for allocation all-India services officers to both the states and final allocation of state-level employees are expected to be approved only after Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi assumes charge.

The TDP Chief urged the officials to ensure that equal justice was done to both the states post-bifurcation. He also asked officials to explore the possibilities of getting more central funds for welfare schemes.

Meanwhile, the TRS president had said 'Andhra domicile' employees will not be allowed to work in the offices of Telangana after he takes over the chief minister of the country's 29th state most probably on June two.

He said the people of Telangana were not prepared to forfeit their rights after the bifurcation of the state.

(Posted on 23-05-2014)