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After Par nod, division starts; panels to allocate employees

February 21, 2014 18:05 IST

A day after Parliament passed the Telangana Bill, Centre today started the process of division with the Department of Personnel and Training setting up two committees for allocation of civil services and state government officials to the two Telugu speaking states.

"Two committees have been set up in the department DoPT. One committee will allocate officers of all India services, and one committee will do the allocation of state level employees--to start the process of allocation of personnel," Union Minister Jairam Ramesh told reporters.

There are roughly 84,000 state government employees in undivided Andhra Pradesh.

Ramesh, who played a significant role in the bifurcation process, said the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2014, which has been passed by both Houses of Parliament, will go to the President for his approval and then it will be notified.

"In the case of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand ...from the date of notification it took three months for the new states to be formally coming to being. That is called the appointed day," he said.

The minister said the appointed day of both Seemandhra and Telangana will be fixed in such a manner that a lot of preparatory work for division of cadre, for allocation of assets and liabilities and for other preparations is completed.

"This work has already started," he said adding that on the appointed day, two states with have two Chief Ministers, two Chief Secretaries, two DGPs etc.

"No decision has been taken on the appointed day. But it has been three months (after notification in the past)," the minister said.

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