Taking strong exception to the `unilateral’ decision of Telangana government to relieve 41 senior officers working in secretariat, the AP government on Wednesday lodged a formal complaint with the Centre.
While the agreement was to relieve employees through mutual consent, the state government on Monday relieved employees in the rank of section officer and superintendent. In retaliation, the AP government refused to admit them into AP service stating it has not completed the process of sharing employees. “The case is similar to that of Telangana electricity employees. Over 1251employees we re relieved by power companies. AP refused to accept them. The employees had to move SC urging to direct the governments to pay their salaries.Even today , their fate hangs in balance as both governments are not ready to take them,“ said a senior officer, who is involved in the negotiations with the state government.
The employees met AP chief secretary Satya Prakash Tucker and submitted a memorandum seeking justice. “The sharing of staff should be through consent or employees will be in trouble,“ said U Muralikrishna, president of AP Secretariat Employees’ Association. The AP government has urged Union home ministry to prevail upon the Telangana government to withdraw its decision.
eenadu news paper 18-08-2016: http://epaper.eenadu.net