Thursday, March 18, 2010

Lok Satta welcomes move to amend Presidential Order

The Lok Satta Party today welcomed the Legislative Assembly adopting a resolution seeking deletion of Clause 14 (f) in the Presidential Order of October 1975.

Talking to the media, party spokespersons Katari Srinivasa Rao and V. Laxman Balaji recalled that it was only the Lok Satta Party which had advised the Government against going in for a review of the Supreme Court verdict when it convened an all-party meeting on October 19, 2009. TRS President K. Chandrasekhara Rao has gone public in praise of the Lok Satta stand.

Lok Satta President and legislator Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan also wrote to the Speaker seeking waiver of rules for introducing a resolution on deletion of Clause 14 (f) in the Presidential Order.

According to Clause 143 (f) of the Presidential Order, the zonal system would not apply to recruitment of police personnel in Hyderabad city. Once the clause is deleted, recruitment of police personnel up to a certain rank will be confined to local people.

The Lok Satta leaders counseled against fanning regional animosities on the issue. They recalled that during 2001-08, only local personnel were recruited for certain posts in Hyderabad.

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