New Delhi, Nov 7 IBNS | 2 years ago

The third meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) to consider the issues regarding the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and formation of the new state of Telangana was held in New Delhi on Thursday where they discussed the revised status notes sent by the ministries and the departments of the Government of India.

"The GoM decided to meet the Secretaries of the Ministries / Departments of the Government of India on 11th of this month to seek clarifications on some of the issues," a government statement said.

The GoM appreciated the overwhelming response of the people.

"About 18000 suggestions were received regarding the issues covered under the Terms of Reference of the GoM through e-mail or post from the public and other stakeholders of Andhra Pradesh," read the statement.

The GoM also decided to meet the representatives of the recognized political parties of Andhra Pradesh on the 12th and 13th of this month.

It decided to meet again on Nov 18 to hear the views of the Union Ministers who hail from Andhra Pradesh.

The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde. It was attended by Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Veerappa Moily, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh and Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel and PMO V. Narayanasamy.

(Posted on 08-11-2013)