HYDERABAD: The term of the CR Kamalanathan Committee, which is to expire this month, has been extended by five more months till March 31 next year.
The extension, given by the Union ministry of personnel and training (DoPT), is the second for the committee due to non-completion of allocation of state-cadre employees between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states. “The delay is not on the part of the Kamalanathan Committee but due to non- submission of details by major departments like police and medical and health. The process of allocations in these departments has just begun,” sources said.
In its order, the DoPT said: “In exercise of powers conferred by Section 80 of the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014, the central government hereby extends the tenure of the Advisory Committee for bifurcation of posts and personnel (other than All India Services), between the successor states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana under the chairmanship of CR Kamalanathan up to March 31, 2016”. The composition and terms of reference of the Advisory Committee shall remain the same.”
The composition of the committee is CR Kamalanathan (chairman of advisory committee); chief secretaries of AP and TS (members), secretary/principal secretary (reorganisation dept) of Telangana (member); secretary/principal secretary (reorganisation dept) of AP (member-secretary); and joint secretary (AV), DoPT (member).