Hyderabad: Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari said the State government was making efforts for new guidelines in the Presidential Order on the issue of local status in the wake of the creation of a separate State of Telangana.
Responding to a question in the State Legislative Council here on Tuesday, he said the current norms in the Presidential Order were valid for a period of 10 years as per the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act-2014. However, against the backdrop of formation of the new State, he said that a final decision would be taken on the issue of local status for the appointments after conducting a comprehensive study and taking all the stakeholders into confidence.
Disclosing this during a reply to the members, he said the State government was making concerted efforts to provide quality education in the State. He said the number of students who were coming to the State for education was more than those who were going out from the State to other parts of the country.
However, students were going to other States like Karnataka and Maharashtra as the number of seats in Medicine and Agriculture was less in Telangana, he added. He said the total number of students going from the State to other parts of the country was around 10,000 against about 27,900 students from other States coming to Telangana for their studies. Further, Engineering education in the State had been strengthened following the recent measures were taken by the government and only those seriously wanted to pursue the Engineering courses were taking admissions, he clarified.