HYDERABAD: Some Telangana employees working in the AP Secretariat may be repatriated to the Telangana government as part of the temporary allocation of State cadre being finalised by CR Kamalanathan committee.
Sources in the committee said the Telangana government had agreed to accept some TS employees back to fill posts that fell vacant after June 2 last year. The tentative allocation of employees is being done as per the vacancies/posts available as on June 2, 2014. However, several vacancies have arisen since then either due to death or retirement of some employees in Telangana. However, the AP government has not agreed to take back Andhra employees working for the Telangana government. They will have to wait till the final allocation of the State cadre employees. Sources said that though Chief Ministers of the two States had initially agreed to create supernumerary posts to accommodate their employees, both did not keep their word, fearing that creating extra posts would cost the exchequer.
“That is why TS employees could not come back to their state cadre,” the sources said, adding that a political decision was required in this regard. Otherwise, a few TS employees have to work for Andhra till they retire. The Kamalanathan committee, meanwhile, is set to complete 90 per cent of the work pertaining to the temporary allocation of staff between AP and TS this month. From next month, the committee will start hearings on objections raised by the employees.
Kamalanathan held a meeting with AP and TS Chief Secretaries IYR Krishna Rao and Rajiv Sharma respectively on Friday. The temporary allocation of employees was finalised in 10 departments. The panel will complete the allocation process in 16 departments on Saturday.
“We will complete 90 per cent work by the end of this month. However, some big departments like police, STF, medical and health, Greyhounds, Octopus, Amberpet police lines will take some more time,” sources said.
The committee is considering all the 58 departments in the Secretariat as one unit and is allocating staff accordingly. Temporary allocation was completed on Friday in home (Secretariat), agriculture (Secretariat), planning (Secretariat), municipal administration and urban development (Secretariat), EFS&T (Secretariat) and other departments.