Hyderabad, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has felt that there is a need to amend the Presidential Orders (371-D) which is meant for government appointments under the then united Andhra Pradesh State. The CM said that there is also a need for fresh orders from the President for the newly formed Telangana state and the state government will send proposals in this regard.
The CM said for the administrative convenience new districts are formed in the Telangana state and hence there should be formation of new zones. He said it is necessary to finalize district, zone, multi-zone, State posts and hence the necessity for the formation of new zones. Accordingly the CM has constituted a Committee with ministers and officials to study and prepare proposals on which post belongs which cadre? How many zones are to be there? How many districts should be under the jurisdiction of one zone?
The Chief Minister held a review meeting here on Saturday at Pragati Bhavan on job appointments in Telangana state, Zonal system, Presidential Orders and so on. Deputy Chief Ministers Kadiam Srihari, Mahamood Ali, Ministers Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, Sri Nayani Narasimha Reddy, T Harish Rao, KT Rama Rao, Etela Rajender, Jagdeesh Reddy, Tummala Nageswara Rao, Jupally Krishna Rao, A Indrakaran Reddy, Advocate general Prakash Reddy, MPs Jitender Reddy, Vinod Kumar, P Srinivas Reddy, Government Whip Palla Rajeswar Reddy, Chief Secretary SP Singh, senior officials, SK Joshi, BR Meena, Rajiv Ranjan Acharya, S Narsing Rao, Ms Vani Prasad, Ajay Mishra, Niranjan Rao, Singareni CMD Sridhar, DGP Anurag Sharma, Hyderabad CP M Mahender Reddy and others participated.
There is a detailed discussion took place on what should be guidelines for the new recruitments? Should the zonal system should continue? Should it
be abolished? If Zones are there to stay then how many Zones should be there? How many cadres should be created? How to implement the Presidential orders promulgated in the united AP in the Telangana state? How to clear the litigations arising out of the promotions? Should DSC be constituted based on the new districts? Or is it based on the old districts? And other related issues.
The officials have expressed their opinion on whether to abolish zonal system and keep the district and state cadre, should the zonal system continue. The ministers and officials are unanimous in saying that there will be problems with only the district and state cadres and there will not be any advantage. They felt that for the sake of those seeking jobs and better administration, district, zonal, multi zonal, state cadre posts are better.
The Advocate General and Law Secretary also expressed similar views. With this, the Chief Minister has decided to continue the four cadre posts. Advocate General Prakash Reddy suggested that the State should ask the Cntre for new Presidential orders in the place the existing one. Both the CM and Ministers have accepted this suggestion.
“Under the united AP, The President issued Orders so that there will not be any injustices done for the locals under the united AP. It was also clearly
mentioned that which districts come under which zone. Till date appointments are being made on these Orders. Newly 21 districts are formed. This has changed the entire state map. Now it is no possible to implement the old Orders. Hence we have to form new zones. Presently, there are only two zones in theTelangana State. This number should be increased. We have to finalize which districts come under what Zone. For this we are having a Committee with the Ministers and officials.
They will study all aspects of it and send a proposal. Based on the Committee’s recommendations the state Cabinet will pass a resolution. We will propose that a new Presidential order is required for the newly formed Telangana state. I will personally go and meet the union home minister in New Delhi and see to it that the new Orders are issued soon,” the CM clarified.
“Under the united AP, a lot of injustice is done to the Telangana people in appointments, promotion as and in postings. They have invented to backdoor methods to violate the Presidential orders. They have created new institutions which did not come under the Presidential orders. They have given postings, promotions and appointments according to their will. This should not happen in Telangana state. Every appointment made by the government should be done in tune with the Presidential orders.
Public sector Undertakings like Singareni RTC, Transco, Energy departments etc., should also come under the Presidential order purview. It should be known which post is under what cadre. There should be clarity on the promotions. For this there should be an in-depth study done. Which post come under what Zone? What should be the zonal system set up? How to determine multi-zone, state level posts? All these and other related issues, the Committee should study.
The Committee should have meetings with the Collectors, secretaries of all the departments and take decisions accordingly.
The Committee should talk to the employees unions. Prepare a higher system for the new Presidential Orders. After the Presidential new Orders all the appointments should be done according to the orders. Have a scientific approach while determining the local status. By only taking into consideration where they have studied is creating
problems. Some local are losing on this. There need to be changes in this. The Committee should study all these issues and give proposals. Officials should utilize their vast experience while preparing the proposals. The proposals should be litigation proof and the new system should pave way for Bangaru Telangana,” the CM said.
District cadre posts based on new districts
It is decided at the meeting that the district cadre posts will be based on the new districts. The CM said the notification on cadre posts should be based on
the new districts as the new districts are formed for the benefit of the locals.
Members of the Committee
The Committee formed to prepare proposals for the new Presidential orders include, Deputy CM Kadiam Srihari, Ministers Harish Rao, Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, Etela Rajender, Chief Secretary SP Singh, senior officials SK Joshi, Suresh Chandra, Ajay Mishra, BR Meena, Rajiv Ranjan Acharya, Adhar Sinha, DGP Anurag Sharma.
The CM has instructed the officials to fill up all the SC/ST backlog posts in all the departments. It is unfortunate that there are backlog posts when eligible
candidates are looking for jobs. He has asked the SC welfare Minister Jagdeeswar Reddy and CS Sri SP Singh to have a review on the last day of every month and fill up the backlog posts.