Revanth asks CS to implement HC judgment

Hyderabad: TDP Telangana working president A Revanth Reddy has urged state chief secretary to initiate action to implement the High Court orders to recover the amounts drawn as allowance by some ruling party MLAs from the date of High Court judgment.

The High court had issued orders giving stay of operation and further operation of the impugned GO 173 in May last year through which the state government has appointed some legislators of the ruling party as  parliamentary secretaries. A division bench of the High Court has issued orders removing the cabinet status for those who were given cabinet status over and above 15 per cent of the legislature strength.

In a letter to the state Chief Secretary, Pradeep Chandra, Revanth Reddy said despite clear directions from the High Court, several functionaries of the ruling party  are continuing in the state government with the status of cabinet rank and they are paid and allowed to draw allowances from the public exchequer claiming that status. The provision under Art (164) 1A of the Constitution does not enable any authority to confer cabinet status on more than 15 per cent of the strength of legislative assembly.

‘Govt failed to solve problems of youth’

Meanwhile, TDP Telangana president L Ramana has alleged that the TRS government has totally failed to resolve the problems of unemployed youth and students.

Speaking after launching a wall poster in connection with a public meeting to be organized on December 18 by the Telangana Students Union, he said on Monday the state government has also failed to release funds for fee-reimbursement and mess bill of students. Ramana said the TRS has promised to provide one lakh jobs. But when questions raised about this promise, the government is using police force to stifle the voice of opposition, he alleged.- NSS

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