Planning Commission to look after Seemandhra needs

Posted : March 22, 2014 at 11:52 am IST by ManaTeluguMovies
Soon after the meeting presided over by Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Friday in New Delhi, Jairam Ramesh told media that an expert committee will be announced early next week. The five-member committee, to be constituted as per the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, will be given six months to hold consultations and make suggestions for establishment of the new capital.

Ramesh said the central government had already constituted two committees to bifurcate the employees between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. While one committee is looking into bifurcation of 84,000 state-level employees, the second panel is working out modalities for division of Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service and Indian Forest Service officers.

“A special unit has also been set up in the Planning Commission to deal with the special development needs of Seemandhra or Andhra Pradesh,” Jairam Ramesh said. A consultant appointed for the purpose is functioning under deputy chairman, Planning Commission.

The state government has appointed a special division headed by special chief secretary for the preparations to be made for bifurcation. Ramesh said the state government has constituted 19 committees to look into various issues like physical and financial assets, allocation of employees, companies and corporations, contracts, training institutes, security and police and resource mobilization. The committees are also dealing with issues like special development package, irrigation, higher education, medical institutions, services and infrastructure.