AP, Telangana all set to take up bifurcation of 30 institutions soon
Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have decided to take up the bifurcation of about 30 joint institutions listed under Schedule IX of the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014. Senior officials of the two states will sit together and take a decision on sharing of employees and assets of these institutions.
Though the central government came up with the proposal three months ago, the two states have now agreed to take up the exercise. Senior officials will meet soon to formally launch the sharing process. The central government had suggested that both states should resolve all the contentious issues, particularly sharing of employees and assets listed in the Schedule IX. They will take forward the task left incomplete by Sheila Bhide committee.
According to sources, the central government will intervene wherever necessary to sort out contentious issues.AP and Telangana have nominated their team of officials to take up the exercise. In all, 89 institutions were listed in the Schedule IX. Later, the Centre added the Cooperative Rural Irrigation Corporation and Vaddera Cooperative Societies’ Federation, taking the number to 91. The Sheila Bhide committee did not complete the task of division of employees. It, however, completed division of assets and liabilities of 61 institutions.The new committee will now take up the responsibility of dividing the employees of these institutions. The Sheila Bhide committee contended that AP and Telangana should audit the accounts of 30 institutions and prepare the demerger proposals by August 15. Institutions like the AP Dairy Development Co-operative Federation, APSRTC and APTransco are caught in `headquarters’ wrangle. The Centre will take a call on such bodies, officials said.
eenadu news paper 06-08-2016: http://epaper.eenadu.net