Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday met Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan at Raj Bhavan, the meeting taking place in the backdrop of a fresh tussle between TS and AP over sharing of assets and liabilities of common institutions listed under Schedules IX and X of the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014, that are mostly located in Hyderabad.
Incidentally, AP CM N. Chandrababu Naidu also met Mr Narasimhan over the same issue on March 23.
The Supreme Court had on March 18 ruled that the assets and liabilities of AP State Council of Higher Education, which is listed under Schedule X of the Act, should be shared between AP and TS in the ratio of their population, which is 58:42 respectively. Though it’s nearly two years since the state was bifurcated, common institutions listed under Schedule IX and X are yet to be divided.
There are 107 institutions listed under Schedule X, of which 97 are located in TS, mostly in Hyderabad. Another 89 institutions are listed under Schedule IX. Though the Centre had appointed the Sheela Bhide committee for bifurcation of Schedule IX institutions, it failed to do so in its 14-month term, which expired in August 2015.
Mr Rao is learnt to have urged the Governor to take up the issue with Union home ministry and ensure early bifurcation of all these institutions since the prolonged delay was complicating the situation further between the two states.
Mr Rao told the Governor about the TS government’s decision to file a review petition in the Supreme Court over the APSCHE issue....