AP Chief Secretary S.P. Tucker
Hyderabad: Responding to the letter written by AP Chief Secretary S.P. Tucker, the Centre has decided to convene a meeting on November 18 on sharing of assets of institutions listed in the 10th Schedule between AP and TS. A communication to this effect was sent to both the states.
On the directions of the Supreme Court, the Centre had constituted an apex committee under the chairmanship of joint secretary, Union home ministry. In this committee, TS is represented by its Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma and advocate-general K. Ramakrishna Reddy while AP has its State Planning Board deputy chairman C. Kutumba Rao and retired IAS officer S. Balasubramanyam representing it.
Recently, officials of the two states met to discuss the sharing of assets of 10th Schedule institutions listed in AP Reorganisation Act, but the meeting ended without any agreement being reached.
Later, AP Chief Secretary S.P. Tucker wrote to the Union home secretary, informing him of the inconclusive meeting and requesting the Centre to take action on the issue based on Supreme Court judgment. Mr Tucker also pointed out that the two-month deadline prescribed by the Court had already expired.
Responding to the letter, the Union home ministry on Wednesday sent a communication to the Chief Secretaries of both states of AP and TS, informing them of the meeting called on November 18, in Delhi.
Meanwhile, AP has decided to collect data on the institutions listed in the 9th Schedule of the AP reorganisation Act. The total assets of these institutions, including movable and immovable properties, money deposited in banks, are worth about Rs 50,000 crore, according to unofficial estimates.