Key points in Andhra Pradesh state division or Telangana bill
Government of India send Andhra Pradesh division bill (government says it is Andhra Pradesh reorganization bill) to Andhra Pradesh government and state assembly. Here are the some key points in state bifurcation bill or Telangana bill.
- On and from the appointed day, there shall be formed a new State to be known as the State of Telangana comprising the following territories of the existing State of Andhra Pradesh, namely:-
- Adilabad, Karimnagar, Medak, Nizamabad, Warangal, Rangareddy, Nalgonda, Mahbubnagar, Khammam and Hyderabad districts and thereupon the said territories shall cease to form part of the existing State of Andhra Pradesh.
- On and from the appointed day, Hyderabad in the existing State of Andhra Pradesh, shall be the common capital of the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh for such period not
- exceeding ten years. After expiry of the period referred to in sub-section Hyderabad shall be the capital of the State of Telangana and there shall be a new capital for the State of Andhra Pradesh.
Explanation: In this Part, the common capital includes the existing area notified as the GHMC (Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation) under the Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Act, 1955.
- On and from the appointed day, the Governor of the existing State of Andhra Pradesh shall be the Governor for both the successor States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for such period as may be determined by the President.
- On and from the appointed day, for the purposes of administration of the common capital area, the Governor shall have special responsibility for the security of life, liberty and property of all those who reside in such area. In particular, the responsibility of the Governor shall extend to matters such as law and order, internal security and security of vital installations, and management and allocation of Government buildings in the common capital area. In discharge of the functions, the Governor shall, after consulting the Council of Ministers of the State of Telangana, exercise his individual judgment as to the action to be taken.
- The decision of the Governor in his discretion shall be final, and the validity of anything done by the Governor shall not be called in question on the ground that he ought or ought not to have acted in the exercise of his individual judgment.
- The Central Government shall assist the successor States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to raise additional police forces.
- The Central Government shall, for a period of three years, on and from the appointed day, maintain and administer the Greyhound Training Centre in Hyderabad which shall function as a common training centre for the successor States and, at the expiry period, the existing Greyhound Training Centre in Hyderabad shall become the training centre of the State of Telangana.
- The Greyhound and OCTOPUS forces of the existing State of Andhra Pradesh shall be distributed between the successor States after seeking options from the personnel and, each of these forces, on or after the appointed day shall function under the respective Director General of Police of the successor States.
- The High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad shall be the common High Court for the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh till a separate High Court for the State of
- Andhra Pradesh is constituted under article 214 of the Constitution read with section 31 of this Act. The expenditure in respect of salaries and allowances of the Judges of the common High Court shall be allocated amongst the States.
AUTHORISATION OF EXPENDITURE AND DISTRIBUTION OF REVENUES
- The award made by the Thirteenth Finance Commission to the existing State of Andhra Pradesh shall be apportioned between the successor States by the Central Government on the basis of population ratio and other parameters. The successor States shall be entitled to receive benefits arising out of the decisions taken by the existing State of Andhra Pradesh and the successor States shall be liable to bear the financial liabilities arising out of the decisions taken by the existing State of Andhra Pradesh.
- Any dispute regarding the amount of financial assets and liabilities shall be settled through mutual agreement, failing which by order by the Central Government on the advice of the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India.
- Provided that in case of properties situated outside the existing State of Andhra Pradesh, such properties shall be apportioned between the successor States on the basis of population ratio.
- Stores held for specific purposes, such as use or utilisation in particular institutions, workshops or undertakings or on particular works under construction, shall pass to the successor States in
- Whose territories such institutions, workshops, undertakings or works are located.
- Stores relating to the Secretariat and offices of Heads of Departments having jurisdiction over the whole of the existing State of Andhra Pradesh shall be divided between the successor States on the basis of population ratio.
- The total of the cash balances in all treasuries of the existing State of Andhra Pradesh and the credit balances of the existing State of Andhra Pradesh with the Reserve Bank of India, the State Bank of India or any other bank immediately before the appointed day shall be divided between the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on the basis of population ratio.
- The investments of the existing State of Andhra Pradesh immediately before the appointed day in any private, commercial or industrial undertaking, the objects of which are confined to a local area, shall belong to the successor State in which such area is included on the appointed day
- Provided that investments in such entities, having multiple units situated in different parts of the existing State, and such parts fall within the territories of the States of Andhra Pradesh and
- Telangana, shall be apportioned between the successor States on the basis of population ratio
ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION
- In order to ensure equal opportunities for quality higher education to all students in the successor States, the existing admission quotas in all government or private, aided or unaided,
- Institutions of higher, technical and medical education shall continue for a period not exceeding ten years during which the existing common admission process shall continue.