Andhra fumes over release of power officers by Telangana

Published: 17th August 2016 05:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th August 2016 05:30 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Even as the fate of 1,253 power employees, who were relieved by Telangana power utilities is still hanging in balance, the Telangana government has created yet another controversy by relieving 41 section officer grade officials, working in the state secretariat, who have opted for AP without consulting its counterpart. The AP chief secretary SP Tucker is now planning to take the matter to the notice of the Centre.

AP State Secretariat Employees Association president U Muralikrishna, who represents the relieved section officers, told reporters that his association has asked the CS to take up the matter with the Centre and explain the injustice being done by the TS government. “This is nothing but breach of trust. Despite both the governments agreeing to relieve section officers only after the final allocation the TS government without even consulting the AP government relieved the officials who opted for AP,” he alleged.

According to him, during the August 8 meeting in which both the chief secretaries were present, it was agreed that section officers would be released only after the final allocation but the TS government is going back on its promise. “Section officers were released on technical grounds that they have not raised any objection after the tentative list was announced. Due to TS government’s action now those employees can neither joinAP as presently there is no vacancy nor can they go back as they have been relieved,” he said.

He said that due to TS government’s action the fate of these section officers has become uncertain as they can’t join AP till section officers working in AP are relieved.

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