Deputy Chief Minister K Srihari today said that a new zonal system is need of the hour in the wake of Telangana government increasing the number of districts to 31 from 10.
Sirhari chaired a high level meeting on the new zonal system in the presence of Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao, Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, Chief Secretary SP Singh and other officials. He discussed on the issue and said the opinion of teachers and unions of teachers in the state would be taken for the proposal of new zonal system. Srihari said that another round of meeting will be conducted on Oct 21 to take a call on the issue. He said that the zonal system should be in place as per Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s plan to avoid inconvenience to people of new districts, which is possible through new zonal system.
The meeting felt the need for a new zonal system, local status definition, amendment to old Presidential order or a fresh Presidential order. He also said that the proposal needs amendment to the existing Presidential order or fresh orders by the President to set up new zones in Telangana. The government proposes to take up recruitment and promotions at four levels including district, zone, multi-zonal and state cadre. Next round of meeting on Oct 21 will prepare proposals and will be submitted to the chief minister to take a call, he added. (NSS)