Hyderabad: The AP government has decided to hand over the Secretariat and other buildings located in the capital to the Telangana state government by June 19.
This was conveyed by AP Chief Secretary L.V. Subramanyam to his TS counterpart S.K. Joshi on Thursday through AP Reorganisation principal secretary L. Premachandra Reddy. The AP government will issue orders to this effect in a day or two.
Three days ago, Mr Joshi held discussions with officials of both state governments and asked AP officials to hand over the Secretariat and other buildings at the earliest.
The AP government had begun shifting furniture and files to Amaravati from the Hyderabad Secretariat buildings after Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan’s statement on handing over buildings under the AP government to the TS government.
The TS government has decided to allot two buildings to AP at Hyderabad to continue some departments — the Hermitage building near the Assembly for officials and another building — for AP police officials.
After the AP government hands over its share of Secretariat buildings, the Telangana state government will shift its all Secretariat departments to those locations.
After this, the Telangana state government will take up the demolition of the buildings housing the state secretariat to construct new buildings. Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao is likely to lay the foundation stone for the construction of the new building in the last week of this month....