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AP govt staff divided over relocation to new capital

AP govt staff divided over relocation to new capital
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The Andhra Pradesh Government employees seem to be divided over shifting to the temporary capital of the state. While the Andhra Pradesh Secretariat employees have struck a discordant note, asking for one to two more years to shift to the temporary capital, on the other, the APNGO representatives are said to be toeing the line of the government and expressed their readiness to relocate to the temporary capital.

Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh Government employees seem to be divided over shifting to the temporary capital of the state. While the Andhra Pradesh Secretariat employees have struck a discordant note, asking for one to two more years to shift to the temporary capital, on the other, the APNGO representatives are said to be toeing the line of the government and expressed their readiness to relocate to the temporary capital.

The difference of opinion between the two sections surfaced when the issue of house-sites cropped up. The AP Secretariat Employees Association had been allocated about 195 acres for housing at three places in the city. Of the 3000 employees of the association, 1800 employees were from Andhra Pradesh and 1200 employees were from Telangana.

Several of the employees from both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh who were members of the same Andhra Pradesh Secretariat Employees Association had got their building plans approved and, some of them had already constructed their houses in the lands allocated to them. All this was before the bifurcation of the State.

But, majority of the AP Secretariat employees though having possession of the lands allocated them, however, are yet to get their lands registered. Consequently, banks were not providing loans to them for construction of houses. As such, now the AP Secretariat employees have been asking the State government to provide guarantee to the banks that the loan amounts would be deducted from their salaries. This would help them to get registration and construct their houses.

Besides, they are also asking the government this would take one to two years, and the government meanwhile could prepare an action plan to shift the Secretariat employees in a phased manner. This is so as the Secretariat employees duties are linked to State Assembly, attending various tribunals, as well as meeting the government standing counsels and High Court officials. Unless these institutions are being shifted, relocating Secretariat employees alone would not be feasible, they averred.

On the other, fate of about 189 acres of land allocated for house-sites to the APNGO’s is in doldrums, as the TS government had revoked allotment and took them back. Thus, the APNGOs are trying to impress upon the government to provide house-sites for them, near the newly proposed capital.

This would give the NGOs confidence to move with a view to settling down there. Apart from this, the APNGOs led by its president Ashok Babu had met the State Chief Secretary I Y R Krishna Rao, and submitted their wish-list, and assured him that they were ready to shift to the temporary capital.

By:VRC Phaniharan

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