Hyderabad: The AP government on Wednesday issued orders relieving 54 TS-origin Assembly employees to the TS Assembly. The order ran contrary to a decision taken during the advisory committee meeting held on April 29 on division of Assembly employees that was attended by officials of both the governments.
The remaining staff will be relieved in the next phase, according to officials.The officials had decided to “share” the vacant posts along with existing employees between the two states. However, AP officials later refused to sign the agreement saying that raised some objections. The AP officials told their TS counterparts that only employees who have no objection to being relieved would be let go.
As per the TS officials, 79 Telangana-native employees are working in the AP Assembly. On Wednesday AP government relieved 54 in the first phase while the remaining would be relieved in the next phase.TS Assembly secretary Raja Sadaram said that they have no objection in accommodating the 54 employees. “Problems will crop up if the same category employees are relieved by AP,” he said.
The TS Assembly has only one joint secretary’s post and it is not vacant. If the AP government relieves a joint secretary, TS will face problems accommodating the official. If such a situation does crop up, TS will have no option but to sanction supernumerary posts to accommodate such employees. Dr Sadaram said that if both the governments shared vacant posts, such problems will not crop up.