Chief Secretary P.K. Mohanty, who constituted 15 sub-committees to deal with various subjects under State bifurcation process, suggested a similar arrangement at the Centre to facilitate smooth coordination between the State and the Central government committees dealing with the same subject.
Mr. Mohanty left for Delhi to attend a meeting chaired by the Union Home Secretary on Wednesday morning on the State bifurcation process. As it turned out to be long session attended by Secretaries and Joint Secretaries of several Union government departments, Mr. Mohanty rescheduled his return to Thursday morning.
The meeting resolved to go by the book and distribute the State cadre employees, Indian Administrative Officers, assets, liabilities, resources etc., between the two States strictly as per the provisions of the law.
Mr. Mohanty is believed to have suggested that regular interaction between the State and Central government committees dealing with specific subjects would facilitate smooth bifurcation process and help in tackling complex issues.
Meanwhile, various State government departments got busy in procuring tucked away files and working out calculations a day after the Chief Secretary constituted various sub-committees, each dealing with a specific subject on bifurcation process.
The finance department sources said that the amount existing in the State treasury as on the appointed day would be distributed between the residual Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on the basis of population ratio of 58.32 per cent and 41 per cent respectively. The RBI itself would apportion the amount between the two States.
The total pension liability would also be apportioned between the two States on the basis of population ratio, officials said. Even after the appointed day is announced, the pensioners would continue to draw their pension from the same sub-treasury, be in Telangana or residual Andhra Pradesh. However, if the pension liability of Telangana State is Rs.600 crore and that of Andhra Pradesh is Rs.1,000 crore but pensioners in Telangana were drawing Rs.800 crore more than the apportioned liability of the State, then the A.P. State would be asked to pay the surplus Rs.200 crore to the deficit State.