Hyderabad: The Telangana state government has put on hold the registration of house sites allotted to Secretariat employees in undivided AP. Previous governments had allotted 173 acre to Secretariat employees in four different locations on the city outskirts. These land parcels now command huge values as they are located in expensive areas like Gachibowli, Shameerpet, Neknampur and Gopanpally.
Though the house sites were allotted long ago, they were not registered in the name of the employees. TS employees are exerting pressure on the state government not to register the sites at this stage since Secretariat employees who are working for the AP government will move to Amaravati by June and there is no need for the TS government to allot sites to AP employees in Hyderabad.
They have brought to the notice of the TS government that AP staff have already sought 100 acre from the AP government for house sites in Amaravati and they would derive double benefits if house sites were allotted to them in TS too.
They urged the government to wait till the bifurcation of Secretariat staff is over to know how many AP native employees would be allotted to TS before registering house sites.
“Membership was given to 3,200 Secretariat employees in undivided AP. Of them, nearly 2,000 are AP natives while TS employees are only 1,200. It’s nearly two years since erstwhile AP has been bifurcated and AP government has decided to shift their Secretariat to Amaravati in June this year.
When their employees are moving to Secretariat in another two-three months, why should they be allotted house sites in Hyderabad? We have urged the TS government to wait at least till the bifurcation of Secretariat staff is completed to know how may AP employees will remain here. The government has agreed to this,” said A. Padma Chary, president, Telangana Secretariat Employees’ Association....