Centre seized of urgency of High Court division
NEW DELHI: Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs M Venkaiah Naidu informed the Lok Sabha that division of the High Court for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh was under active consideration of the Law ministry.
He said that the government would take a decision only after taking note of the views of both the states on the issue of High Court bifurcation. The Law ministry has seized of the matter and efforts were on for bifurcation of the High Court, he said on Tuesday.
Earlier, TRS parliamentary party leader A.P.Jitender Reddy gave notice of an adjournment motion and demanded immediate action to bifurcate the High Court as lawyers in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh had been agitating for division of the High Court. He said that Hyderabad, which was the joint capital of the two states for 10 years, should be divided at the earliest.
Notwithstanding the fact that Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act 2014 promises to divide the high court to Telangana and Andhra Pradesh States post bifurcation, the Centre was not taking action. Consequently, the cases were piling up.
Mr. Jitender Reddy also pointed out that injustice was being meted out to Telangana with regard to recruitment in the court. Keeping in view the intensity of the situation, the Parliament should take a final call for expeditious division of the high court, he added. (NSS)