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90 Congress MLAs petition YSR on GO 610

Thursday 23 March 2006

Special Correspondent

Group led by Gade Venkat Reddy gets no positive assurance

HYDERABAD: A large number of Congress MLAs belonging to Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra regions have frowned upon the State Cabinet’s decision to implement GO 610 on repatriation of non-local Government employees and cautioned against its hasty implementation.

Mr. Gade Venkata Reddy, Congress MLA from Parchur in Prakasam district, led a delegation to Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy on Wednesday and submitted a memorandum reportedly signed by 90 MLAs resenting the decision to implement in toto the Girglani Commission report "in the true spirit of the Presidential Order."

Adverse fallout

Expressing apprehensions over the adverse fallout of the implementation of GO 610 without studying its implications, the memorandum urged the Government to keep the interests of every section in the twin cities in mind. Justice must be equitable to all and no district even in Telangana region must be discriminated against without proper validation of claims.

The group led by Mr. Venkata Reddy could not elicit any response in favour of its demand as the Chief Minister merely remarked that "let me look into this." A week ago, Mr. Gade Venkata Reddy had called on the Chief Minister on the same issue to explain that GO 610 was detrimental more to the interests of Telangana districts other than Hyderabad. More officials from these districts would have to be repatriated compared to those from Andhra region. He complained that the recommendations of the Girglani Commission were against the letter and spirit of the Presidential Order which was not so categorical about Hyderabad being a reserved zone. The Government issued GO 72 to implement the commission’s recommendations but was forced to keep it in abeyance following opposition from all parties.

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