Retired Supreme Court judge to head panel on power utilities

Retired Supreme Court judge to head panel on power utilities
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Both the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana State governments on Friday consented to the proposal of the High Court at Hyderabad to have a joint committee to frame guidelines for resolving the dispute relating to transfer of electricity employees between the states. 

Hyderabad: Both the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana State governments on Friday consented to the proposal of the High Court at Hyderabad to have a joint committee to frame guidelines for resolving the dispute relating to transfer of electricity employees between the states.

The Advocates General of both the states conveyed to the division bench comprising of Acting Chief Justice Dilip B Bhosale and Justice P Naveen Rao on Friday during the course of hearing on a batch of writ petitions filed by employees of Telangana State power utilities challenging their transfer.

Earlier the bench had on Thursday made this suggestion and sought the opinions of the two governments.With both the states consenting to the proposal, the court constituted a joint committee with five officials each from AP and Telangana State, whose names were submitted by the respective AGs.

The bench told the counsels that it would finalise the name of the retired Supreme Court judge to head this committee in consultation with the Chief Justice of India. It directed the 10 officers of the committee to start their work to prepare guidelines for distribution of employees by March 31 and adjourned the matter to April 4.

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