Hyderabad, May 23 UNI | 2 months ago

The 29th state of Telangana will be born on midnight of June 1 when the consolidated accounts of state of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh will be separately activated.

Chief Secretary P K Mohanty today gave a power point presentation to K Chandrasekhar Rao, TRS president and CM - designate of Telangana to explain the process of bifurcation of the state.

He had briefed about the same exercise to Chandrababu Naidu, the TDP president and CM designate of the residual Andhra Pradesh, yesterday.

The marathon 3-month exercise of division of state physical properties, assets and liabilities had begun on March 1 with President Pranab Mukherjee signing the AP Reorganization Bill 2014 passed by Parliament on February 18. The time line of Telengana formation is:

March 1: President Pranab Mukherjee issued notification for creation of Telangana state and sets June 2nd as date of 'Appointed Day'.

March 4: Chief secretary sets up 22 sub-committees to begin exercise of bifurcation .

March 10: special GO issued to facilitate to all the HODs to prioritize the bifurcation in spite of the general elections - 2014.

March 15: A review meeting with Governor, Home Ministry and state official decided the ratio of sharing at 51:49 for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana of assets, personnel.

April 30: Home Ministry and Governor office review the process and press in more staff and security measures ahead of bifurcation.

May 15: Secretariat divided - ABCD blocks to Telagnana and H J K L blocks to AP. May 18th: Governor submits reports of all sub committees and action plan for division of state to UPA government.

May 21st: Separate RBI accounts opened for both states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. May 23: Finalisation of Assembly and secretariat buildings for both states, Camp offices for two CM's and cabinet, MLAs quarters. May 24; All transactions of United AP to stop from this day all payments including salaries, pensions to be paid one week ahead. May 26: Zero Week to commence for the bifurcation exercise till June 1- No other government business, except division of assets, personnel and government formation.

May 28: Proposals of Pratyush Sinha committee on sharing of IAS and IPS officials to be finalized with concurrence of the PMO.

May 29: Sharing of AP government officials on ratio and approval of PMO for proposals forwarded by Governor.

June 1: Historic event and celebrations at midnight for formation of Telangana state and Andhra Pradesh at midnight.

June 2: Governor to announce the formation of two assemblies for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Probable swearing of KCR as CM of Telangana.

(Posted on 24-05-2014)