Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government will seek local status for all employees shifting from Hyderabad and other parts of TS to the state. It is not confining its request only to the children of government employees and officers.
Legal experts have informed the state government that it cannot confine its request to the Centre seeking local status to only the children of government employees and officers who have been asked to shift to the capital area of Amaravati.
“Confining the legal status to only children of government employees will not stand legal scrutiny even if one assumes that the Centre sails with the AP government’s request. Be it the children of government employees, or the employees working on contract or outsourcing basis or even any other citizen, the government has to seek local status for all people shifting to AP,” a senior official in the AP government said. This includes natives of Telangana.
If the Centre agrees and the President gives his consent, then the state government in consultation with the Centre will frame guidelines, rules and regulations stipulating a specific period of time — 4 years to 6 years —when an individual can enjoy local status after shifting from Telangana to AP.
The rules regarding who should be extended the local tag based on which circumstances and who should be restricted from availing the local tag would be framed after the President assents.
A senior official in the general administration department told this correspondent that there is a possibility of introducing an additional provision on providing local status without amending the Presidential Order by treating Andhra Pradesh as a special case against the backdrop of state bifurcation....