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KCR nurturing separatist tendencies: Congress

KCR nurturing separatist tendencies: Congress

Hyderabad, April 14 (NSS): Congress today condemned Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao’s plan to establish Telangana State Administrative Service (TSAS) on the lines of All India Services (AIS).

            In a media statement here today, TPCC Treasurer Gudur Narayana Reddy said KCR has been openly displaying resistance to implement various Central Laws in Telangana State. TRS Government did not implement Land Acquisition Act, Right to Information Act, Right to Education Act, Food Security Act and even tried to come up with a State-version of many laws. Now KCR is planning to introduce a new Revenue Act and Municipal Act and come up with a new Urban Policy. He apparently dislikes the Constitution and moving in the direction of drafting a Constitution of Telangana. His moves are quite dangerous for the integrity and sovereignty of the country, he fumed.

            Gudur Narayana Reddy said KCR wants to establish Telangana State Administrative Service on the contention that State Government wants to fill up all cadre posts with officers who will be equivalent to those from Group-1 and Group-1B in the present structure. “The Constitution of India has clearly defined the distribution of legislative, administrative and executive powers between the Union Government and States of India. But KCR has questioned Government of India’s authority on multiple occasions. The proposed TSAS is an open challenge to the entire executive set up controlled by the Centre,” he said.

            He said the Chief Minister created 33 districts by splitting 10 districts in such a fashion that none of the districts, except Hyderabad, retained its original identity. This was not done to improve the governance, but to contain the powers of District Collectors and entire machinery. He said so far, the Centre has approved only 17 out of 33 districts. Therefore, there are literally two administrative maps of Telangana. While the Centre’s map shows only 17 districts, the State map has 33 districts. This confrontation is not good in a federal form of government, he said.

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