Monday, December 16, 2013

Dr. JP seeks relevant info on AP Reorganization Bill prior to discussion

Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan, Kukatpally legislator and Lok Satta Party national President, today requested the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly to furnish him and other Members information on a number of aspects of the AP Reorganization Bill-2013 to facilitate a meaningful discussion.

Describing it as a Bill of great significance with potentially long-term and profound consequences, Dr. JP told the Speaker that the Members are entitled to full information in advance and an opportunity to study its provisions and relevant information before the discussion commences.

In a letter addressed to the Speaker, Dr. JP said the following information is “absolutely essential” to facilitate “a careful, objective and dispassionate examination” of the Bill:

1. The Statement of Objects and Reasons
2. The Financial Memorandum
3. Ways and means position, revenues, grants and revenue and Plan expenditure in respect of Hyderabad city (GHMC), and the three regions of the State – Coastal Andhra, Rayalaseema and Telangana
4. The staff position in each region – the number of posts, department-wise; the existing staff and their origin region-wise and zone-wise; vacancies in each region
5. The pension liabilities of each region and GHMC area
6. The asset valuation and location of assets in respect of major corporations; debt and other liabilities of these corporations
7. Revenue deficits attributable to Coastal Andhra, Rayalaseema, GHMC area, and Telangana region excluding GHMC area
8. Other relevant details

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