Hyderabad: The terms ‘local’ and ‘non-local’ are all set to be redefined in Telangana state for reservations in employment and education.
The Cabinet sub-committee constituted by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao to reorganise the zonal system in the wake of bifurcation of AP and creation of 21 new districts has recommended that a “local” is someone who has studied continuously for four years from Class I to VII in the state.
As of now, the four years of continuous study from Class IV to X is being considered to accord local status.
This is to ensure that only natives of Telangana state get the maximum benefit of quotas in education and employment as it is believed that people from Andhra Pradesh shift their children to Hyderabad for education after Class VII.
Besides, Telangana state currently has only two zones, which were made in undivided AP, to cover the ten undivided districts.
The Cabinet sub committee headed by Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari has recommended increase in zones to four to cover the 31 districts.
Hyderabad will no longer be a free zone for police recruitments but it will be part of Zone 3 and locals will get priority in government employment....