Hyderabad: The TS and AP governments have reached consensus on resolving bifurcation-related issues by dialogue.
TS Chief Secretary S.P. Singh and his AP counterpart Dinesh Kumar on Monday met at the Secretariat to resolve the pending bifurcation of staff.
The Kamalnathan Committee appointed by the Centre had completed bifurcation of 55,870 state-cadre employees before its term expired earlier this year. The bifurcation of 1,302 employees was kept pending due to legal issues.
Of these 1,302 employees, 536 are deputy collectors/ special grade collectors, 683 DSPs/ additional SPs and 62 excise superintendents.
Their bifurcation was put on hold by the High Court on the ground that the states had failed to finalise their seniority list. Both governments have agreed to finalise the list by September 30 and bifurcate staff in October.
Besides, bifurcation of another 21 employees working in medical education and health, AP Special Police Force and labour departments, which are also pending due to legal issues, was discussed at the meeting.
Both governments identified nine posts which are free of litigation, and five of these were were allotted to AP and the other four to TS.
Sources said no other issue such as bifurcation of institutions listed under Schedules IX and X of the bifurcation Act, and handing over of AP buildings in Hyderabad to TS were discussed in Monday’s meeting....