Andhra Wants Centre to Step in Over Division of Power Utility Staff With Telangana

Published: 09th September 2015 03:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th September 2015 05:04 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: The fate of 1,253 employees belonging to Andhra Pradesh and relieved by Telangana power utilities on the basis of nativity recently continues to hang in the balance as the meeting between the chief secretaries of the states held here on Tuesday made no headway with both sticking to their earlier stance.

With the deadlock continuing, the Andhra Pradesh government now wants the Centre to intervene in the issue.

Chief secretaries IYR Krishna Rao (AP) and Rajeev Sharma (TS) met in the former’s chamber at the Secretariat here to discuss the issue of division of employees between the two States. The meeting lasted only 15 minutes.

According to sources, the talks with regard to power employees relieved by Telangana power utilities remained inconclusive as both the officials did not agree to each other’s terms and conditions.

Sources said Krishna Rao said the issue was not over just power employees but all the departments. “We want to resolve issues based on population. Whereas Telangana government wants to take nativity as the basis. This has become a major hurdle to  division of employees between the two states,” he said.

Expressing concern over the fate of 1,253 employees belonging to AP, who were relieved by the Telangana power utilities on the basis of nativity, Krishna Rao  said that despite all efforts both of them could not come to an agreement. “These employees have not been getting salaries for two months,” he said.

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