HYDERABAD: The manner in which the bifurcation of combined Andhra Pradesh state cadre employees between sibling states of AP and TS is done in a record time of two years will be documented. AP’s bifurcation will be a history and a model for the new states to be carved out in future. Unlike other states, around 53,000 AP state cadre employees, except 1,000 employees due to court cases, were bifurcated in a record time of two years by the CR Kamalanathan Committee.
The bifurcation of state cadre employees is not complete in Chhattisgarh and some other states even after 10 years and is still going on, sources said. Now, the Union government’s department of personnel and training (DoPT) has asked the officials of AP and TS to prepare a document on the process of bifurcation of AP. “The Centre for Innovations in Public Systems (CIPS) will document the bifurcation process. It will prepare the document in the next three weeks’ time and will send it to the DoPT,” Kamalanthan told Express on Thursday.
He held a meeting with officials of AP and also with the staff of CIPS on the documentation of the process of AP reorganisation. The entire process of reorganisation of AP will be documented including the bifurcation of employees. The CIPS was set up at the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) in Hyderabad in 2010 with funding from the central government.
The documentation was necessary for the country in case of bifurcation of states in future. “When the combined AP was bifurcated, officials visited several other smaller states for conducting a study. Those states have not done the bifurcation in a proper manner and have not recorded the process. Thus, the DoPT asked us to document the process so that it will be useful for creation of new states, if any, in the country in future,” an official from AP who participated in the meeting told Express.
Kamalanathan said the committee completed the division of state cadre employees in two years after receiving guidelines from the DoPT. He said that he had done the job to most of the satisfaction of the employees thanks to the cooperation extended by officials of the two states.