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Panels on division of AP employees to be set up soon: Jairam Ramesh

Union minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday said that the centre will provide funds for the construction of new buildings of Seemandhra's capital. (Express Archive) Union minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday said that the centre will provide funds for the construction of new buildings of Seemandhra's capital. (Express Archive)
Press Trust of India | Visakhapatnam | Posted: March 3, 2014 7:55 pm | Updated: March 3, 2014 8:44 pm

The Centre would soon constitute three expert committees to look into the issues of the division of government employees between Telangana and Seemandhra states as well as the creation of a new capital for the latter, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Monday.

“The government will not take any unilateral decision on the bifurcation of the employees. Two expert committees will look into the division of employees of the state and central governments,” the Union Rural Development Minister said here today in a press conference. There are nearly 84,000 government employees in undivided Andhra Pradesh, who will have to be divided between the two states. All of them will have to be accommodated according to their options.

“While one committee will work on the division of the officials of the all India services, like IAS, IPS, IFS and others, the second one will work on the bifurcation of the over 84,000 state government employees. The committee will take a decision only after obtaining options from them. “There is no question of taking a unilateral decision. The government will arrive at a decision only after obtaining options from the employees,” he said.

According to Ramesh, the third expert committee will work on the creation of a new capital for Seemandhra state. “This committee will give its report within six months. The union government will then study the report and take a decision after consulting the Seemandhra state for the creation of the new capital,” he said.

The central government will provide funds for the construction of buildings for the new state capital. 8,000 acres of land is required for the new capital, Ramesh said.

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