T State shows bias over Congress segments

Hyderabad: TRS Government is showing discrimination on constituencies led by Congress and obstructing development, its MLA Vamsichand Reddy alleged on Sunday.

Speaking to reporters here, he accused the TRS government of showing partisan attitude towards the segments led by Congress legislators and offering necessary permissions to the TRS led constituencies.

The government denies permissions to take up CC road works in Kalwakurthy constituency and stalling development works, he fumed. Though Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Ministers KT Rama Rao and T Harish Rao announce that all segments will be developed with equal priority nothing has been done in that direction, he said.

The TRS Government should keep its promise of giving funds for development of all the constituencies without seeing political affiliation for all-round development he suggested.

Else the people will revolt against the government partiality among the legislators, he said.

Vamsichand Reddy also said that the government should give permissions to the works sought by this month. Else, he says he will take up protest and a plan of action will be announced in April. (NSS)

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TS, AP ministers Meet Governor Over Pending Issues

Hyderabad: Governor of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh E.S.L. Narasimhan on Sunday held a meeting with the ministers and officials from both the Telugu States to sort out pending issues arising from Reorganization of Andhra Pradesh Act 2014.

The meeting held in Raj Bhavan was attended by Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao, Energy Minister Jagadish Reddy, advisor to government G Vivek from Telangana government and Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, Labour Minister Atchannaidu and TD Chief Whip Kalva Srinivasulu and senior officials attended from the AP government.

The meeting discussed the issues related to division of employees and handing over of the buildings of Andhra Pradesh secretariat in Hyderabad to Telangana. However, no decision was taken during the meeting, it is learnt.

Speaking to media persons after the meeting, G. Vivek said they have decided to hold another round of discussions on April 17. AP Labour Minister K. Atchannaidu said they discussed about division of teachers, police personnel and employees of the electricity department and so on.

He said a decision on handing over the buildings of AP Secretariat and legislature to Telangana will be taken in consultation with Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.

He said two senior officials of electricity department had submitted reports on sharing of electricity and a decision was expected in the next meeting.

This was the third in a series of meetings the Governor was holding with the ministers and officials of the two states since last month, to sort out all post-bifurcation issues. The two sides had decided to sort out all issues with mutual agreement instead of fighting in courts. 

COURTESY: NSS

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Delimitation: AP & TS BJP Units Differ On Centre’s Move

Hyderabad: A Cabinet note is being prepared in Home Ministry to effect an increase in the number of seats in the legislative assemblies of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, but this decision is being opposed by Telangana unit of BJP while it is being supported by AP unit.

Telangana BJP is strongly opposing the move to amend the Act in order to increase the number Assembly seats. According to them, it will benefit TRS and Majlis and not the BJP.

AP BJP unit, however, is in favour of the decision as they can bargain for more seats from its ally, ruling party TDP, in next elections.

Each Parliamentary constituency constitutes seven assembly segments at present, but after delimitation, the number may go up to nine assembly segments and the number of Assembly constituencies may change to 153 in Telangana and 225 in AP.

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TS Is Implementing Right To Education Act Strictly

Hyderabad: Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari, who is also in-charge of Education Ministry, informed in the State Assembly that Telangana government is implementing the Right to Education Act effectively.

Replying to a question in the House on Thursday, the Deputy CM said that the academic excellence has increased by seven per cent in schools at present when compared to 2014. This was also indicated in the annual status of education report for 2016 covering private/government/local body schools in rural areas, he added.

Srihari further said that the state government was continuously and sincerely making all efforts to improve learning outcome of the children in the state with particular emphasis on bio-metric attendance, qualitative training of teachers and regular academic monitoring by the state-level teams in government/local body schools.

From next academic year, the government was contemplating to open play schools and anganwadis in all the primary schools in the state, the Deputy CM indicated. Of the 529 Gurukul Schools started during the last two years, 300 of them were exclusively for girls, he said. As a matter of fact Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao is very particular that each revenue division should have one women’s degree college.

Referring to filling up of teachers posts, the Deputy CM said that apart from the recruitments in residential schools, 8,972 posts would be filled up. In all as many as 17,000 teachers’ posts would be filled during the year in residential as well as regular schools, he added. (NSS)

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Minister Rules Out Power Cuts In TS

Hyderabad: Asserting that there were no power cuts in the state as the government has taken all measures to tide over power crisis, Power Minister G Jagadish Reddy on Wednesday informed the Assembly that the State government was offering uninterrupted power supply to the State.

The minister said the government has ensured that any sort of power cuts for an hour or so will be intimated to the consumers through mobile phone messages.

During Budget session of Assembly the minister lashed out at the Opposition for frequently disrupting the proceedings and making false allegations against the government.

“Better you keep calm and make constructive suggestions”, he asked the Opposition members and asked them not to come in the way of House proceedings.

The minister said the TRS government solved the power crisis in just six months and kept the promise of providing uninterrupted power supply to industries, agriculture and domestic consumers. He said the government was producing 1,426 mw of solar energy and focusing on thermal power production to cater to the growing needs of consumers.

Keeping in view the actual demand and supply and future needs, the government was taking steps for thermal power production. He said works related to Bhadradri and Yadadri power plant construction will go on.

“As we cannot rely much on Solar energy alone, the government has come forward to go in for traditional thermal power production,” he added.

Jagadish Reddy also said the State government was ready to join Uday scheme of the Centre and a letter has been written in this regard. However, he clarified that the State will not spend funds under Uday scheme.

He also said Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was committed to regularise the services of contract employees and offer jobs to dependent families in the Singareni Collieries. 

COURTESY: NSS

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Seats In AP, TS Assemblies Sure To Increase: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi: A Cabinet note is being prepared in Home Ministry to effect an increase in the number of seats in the legislative assemblies of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, said Union Minister M.Venkaiah Naidu.

Quoting an answer given by Deputy Home Minister Hansraj to the question asked by TRS MP Kotha Prabhakar Reddy in the Parlaiment on Tuesday, some TV channels started showing breaking news that the Centre has clarified it’s stand that the number of Assembly seats in the two Telugu states cannot be increased now, as there is a need to amend article 171 (3), which is not in place as of now.

While reacting to these news items, Venkaiah Naidu called up Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and enquired about the issue. Naidu then stated that a cabinet note is being prepared in the Home Ministry to suggest required amendments so as to effect the increase in the number of Assembly seats in the legislative assemblies of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Naidu said that the Deputy Home Minister might have gone ahead with his reply with the available information.

The AP Reorganisation Act, 2014, mentions that there will be reconstitution of the Assembly constituencies and the number is seats in AP and Telangana State Assemblies will be increased. Keeping this possibility in view both the chief ministers, Nara Chandrababu and K Chandrashekhar Rao, hag encouraged defections by MLAs from opposition parties.

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TS Plans To Use Retired Teachers For Quality Education In State Schools

Hyderabad: Minister for Backward Communities Welfare Jogu Ramanna on Saturday said the State government was committed to provide better education. While the previous governments neglected the education system, the TRS Government was making a complete revamp and restructure for offering best quality education to poor and unprivileged classes, he asserted.

Replying to queries of members on strengthening schools, Ramanna said the State government has launched 119 residential schools for the BCs. The members urged the government to fill teaching and non-teaching vacancies besides strengthening of schools with all facilities for SC, ST and minorities.

Alleging that the government was not taking up DSC, Congress member T Jeevan Reddy said it should make some amendments to the existing laws to fill the teaching and non teaching vacancies in schools and colleges.

TRS member Bajireddy Govardhan said the situation in schools was not good and steps are needed to strengthen it.

TD member R Krishnaiah sought one residential school for boys and girls in every Assembly constituency besides filling teaching and non-teaching vacancies.

TRS member G Kamalakar sought a degree college and a junior college with adequate staff at Karimnagar.

Reacting to this, Jogu Ramanna said the government has asked the district Collectors to find suitable land of 15 acres for upgrading the primary schools to middle and high schools in a phased manner. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was giving top priority for education and launched 119 residential schools (56 boys and 63 girls), he said.

Until the TSPSC recruits teaching staff and non-teaching staff, the government will take in guest and retired teachers and others, he said. The collectors were asked to see that local candidates are given priority in filling these jobs besides finding adequate land for expanding schools.

The government was giving priority to all segments irrespective of parties’ line and spending Rs 1.25 lakh on every student for studies at residential schools, he said. MLAs of any party can take lead in strengthening the schools to provide quality education by taking government cooperation, the minister said.

The residential schools have got proportionate reservations like 74 per cent for BC, 15 per cent for SCs, six per cent for STs, two per cent for EBCs and two per cent for others. 

COURTESY: NSS

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KCR Treating TS As His Fiefdom : Revanth

Hyderabad: TTDP working president A Revanth Reddy alleged that the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was not treating Telangana as a state but treating it as a kingdom and made it clear that the opposition parties were questioning the Chief Minister on various issues in a democratic manner.

Participating in a round table meeting on ‘Palamuru-Rangareddy project’ here on Monday, Revanth Reddy asked the state government whether demanding transparency in the construction of projects was a crime. Alleging that the Chief Minister was stating time and again that the irrigation water will be made available for one crore acres only to loot the state, Revanth Reddy lashed out at KCR saying that the latter never said that there was a need of redesigning of projects. KCR was bringing redesigning issue to the fore only after the embrace of ‘Bethala Mantrikudu’ (DR KVP Ramachandra Rao).

He reminded that 90 percent of the works of five projects in Mahabubnagar district was completed by the earlier TDP and Congress governments. He alleged that the TRS leaders were chanting redesigning mantra for notes in the beginning and now for votes. “KCR redesigned his life but not the projects”, he ridiculed. It was not proper for KCR to allege that the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu was obstructing the water, he said and pointed out that water will go to Andhra only if Telangana allows it. (NSS)

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TS is being run by 4 crore people, not by four persons: MP Vinod

Hyderabad: Taking a dig on critics, TRS MP Vinod said Telangana government is not being run by four persons, it was being run by four crore people of the state.

He condemned the charges leveled by Congress senior leader Digvijay Singh on the functioning of TRS government. The TRS MP said expenditure of projects have been increased due to Congress party because not a single project was materialized which commenced during Congress rule.

KCR is trying to make Telangana as number one state, he said and alleged that Congress party is creating problems wherever the government wanted to acquire lands for the projects. The congress is indulging in leveling false allegations against the government to prove its existence, he alleged. (NSS)

 

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TS Budget Session To Start on March 10—Budget on March 13

Hyderabad: Telangana State Assembly Budget session is slated to start from March 10.  The State’s annual Budget for 2017-18 will be presented on March 13.

According to Finance Minister Etela Rajender,  the Budget would be so formulated that the fruits of welfare programme reached the people.  Increased funds would be provided for Dalit, Girijan sections, in accordance with the Sub-Plan rules.  He recalled that after formation of the State, Rs.one lakh budget was presented in the first year, and Rs.1.30 lakh crore budget in the second year.   He said that State was going ahead with rapid speed in development activities. (NSS) 

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