Monday, June 27, 2011

Treat Hyderabad as part of Zone VI, Demands Lok Satta

The Lok Satta Party today demanded that the State Government exert pressure on the Union Government and get Section 14 (F) deleted from the Presidential Order of 1975.

In a media statement, Lok Satta Party leaders Katari Srinivasa Rao and P. Bhaskara Rao recalled that at the initiative of the Lok Satta, the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution seeking deletion of Section 14 (F) nearly a year ago and sent it to the Government of India.

Referring to the State Government’s plan to conduct a written examination for recruitment of sub-inspectors, they said that Hyderabad should be treated as part of the sixth zone, and not as a free zone. Apprehensions over the so-called free zone fuelled regional animosities in 2009, they recalled.

The Lok Satta leaders faulted the State and Union Governments for being complacent on addressing such a sensitive issue.


  1. Could you elaborate on what exactly is Zone 6 for the uneducated? or provide a link where we can go through and understand....

  2. All the districts of Andhra Pradesh are divided into few zones.
    Zone 1: Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam
    Zone 2: East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna
    Zone 3: Guntur, Prakasam, Nellore
    Zone 4: Chittor, Kadapa, Ananthapur, Kurnool
    Zone 5: Adilabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, Khammam
    Zone 6: Hyderabad (District), Rangareddy, Nizamabad, Mahbubnagar, Medak, Nalgonda
    Zone 7/Free Zone: Hyderabad and Secunderabad Cities.

    For most of the jobs, including Group 1 services like Joint Collector, M.R.O, one can get a job only within their zone (in the zone, where they studied maximum). For the Hyderabad and Secunderabad cities, the zonal system will not be applied for the posts mentioned in Article 14, and anyone can apply to those posts

    The posts mentioned in Article 14.
    (a) any post in the Secretariat of the State Government.,
    (b) any post in an office of the Head of a Dept.,
    (c) any post in a special office or Establishment :
    (d) any post in a State-level office or institution.
    (e) any post other than a post belonging to any of the non-gazetted
    categories in the ministerial and technical services in a Major
    Development project; (G.O. Ms. No. 455, G.A. (SPF.A) Dept., dt.3-10-
    1985 and
    (f) any post Police Officer as defined in clause (b) of Section 3 of the
    Hyderabad City Police Act, 1348 F.

    Most of the political parties want to eliminate section (f), so that, Coastal and rayalaseema areas people cannot join in the police jobs of Hyd/Sec.
    However, after eliminating 14F, if Hyd/Sec are not added to zone 6, then only Hyd/Sec citizens can get the police jobs in Hyd/Sec. It means, those who are in Gachibowli, Lingampalli, or Vanasthalipuram cannot join jobs in Hyd/Sec.