Hyderabad: Bifurcation of state-cadre employees between TS and AP has kicked up a fresh controversy. TS employees associations have demanded that the state government not to allow AP-native employees allotted to TS to join TS Secretariat and other commissionerates and directorates in Hyderabad till the AP government allows TS-native employees allotted to AP to join service in Amaravati.
The shifting of AP Secretariat completely to Velagapudi early this month triggered the controversy. The AP government relieved all the AP-native employees allotted to TS to join the TS Secretariat. Though the allocations were made by the Centre-appointed Kamalnathan Committee, the TS employees argue that the panel was biased and allotted AP-native staff to TS under pressure from the AP government and its employees’ associations.
They alleged that the AP government conspired to ensure maximum postings to AP-native staff to TS Secretariat so that it has access to all confidential information and files of the TS government. TS employees’ leader and MLA V. Srinivas Goud, met Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma and submitted a representation demanding not to allow AP-native staff to work in TS Secretariat.
He said, “Around 100 AP-native staff were allotted to TS Secretariat. Of them, 30 gave AP as their option. Despite that, they were allotted to TS. The Secretariat employees deal with confidential information and files of government. There are chances of AP-native staff leaking this information to AP government. This appears to be a larger conspiracy by AP, which needs to be thoroughly probed.” The employees cite the ‘leakage’ of TS industries department data on EoDB, which was uploaded on AP website, as an example of the ‘conspiracy’, as it is to secure better ranking and to damage the prospects of TS. They alleged that of the 250 section officer posts in TS Secretariat, AP-native staff bagged 100 by producing false certificates pertaining to health problems, spouse grounds, nativity and school study.