Hyderabad

AP and Tel converge on some issues in common meeting by guv

AP and Tel converge on some issues in common meeting by guv

Hyderabad: A meeting of groups of ministers from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana held in the presence of common Governor ESL Narasimhan here today saw progress in bifurcation of certain institutions set up in undivided AP, employees and others.

The dialogue between the two states over division of assets and others, pending since bifurcation of undivided AP in 2014, has recently been initiated at the instance of the governor.

The first meeting in the series was held on February one. The two sides had then agreed to resolve all pending issues in a spirit of accommodation and urged the governor to facilitate further meetings.

In today’s meeting, the two states decided to move forward with the bifurcation of nine institutions (listed in 9th Schedule of AP Re-organisation Act) where they are on the same page.

In another decision, the two states decided to swap employees where there is an agreement, AP Labour Minister K Achannaidu and Telangana government adviser G Vivek told reporters.

Telangana sought possession of buildings being vacated by Andhra Pradesh as part of its shifting administration from Hyderabad to permanent capital city of Amaravati, state Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao said.

Achannaidu said they will discuss the issue with Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

–PTI