Hyderabad: The Centre’s Department of Personnel and Training is flooded with requests from TS and AP employees, seeking postings in their native states. These employees have secured jobs in district, zonal and multi-zonal cadres in undivided AP under the merit quota in recruitment exams conducted by APPSC.
The Centre had set up the Kamalnathan Committee to bifurcate only 56,000 state-cadre staff between AP and TS, leaving around 80,000 district, zonal and multi-zonal staff in the lurch. These employees want either a separate panel to bifurcate them or assign the responsibility to Kamalnathan Committee after its tenure ends in August this year.
Undivided AP had six zones, four in Seemandhra region and two (Zones V and VI) in Telangana. These zones were created following the Presidential Order of 1973, as per Article 371(D) of the Constitution, to provide equitable job opportunities for Andhra, Rayalaseema and Telangana regions. In the zonal system, while filling district-level posts, 20 per cent of total posts were offered under open merit quota. For zonal-cadre posts, 30 per cent and in multi-zonal cadre, 40 per cent posts were offered. This way, thousands of employees secured jobs in the three regions of undivided AP in merit quota, who now want to work in their native states.
Some of these employees, who got postings initially in their local zone were later transferred to other zones, which now fall under different states. They too are keen to be allotted postings in their native states. The TS native employees now working in AP zones formed the “Telangana native employees working in Seemandhra Association”, said TNEWSA president N. Ravinder Naik. TS Secretariat Employees Associations leader A. Padma Chary submitted a representation to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking bifurcation of zonal cadre staff....