Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) president K. Chandrasekhar Rao said employees from coastal districts working in Telangana will have no option but go back as their services will be required by the government there after the bifurcation of the State.
The staff from coastal districts and Telangana will work in their respective regions. The former will have no option but go back as the government had to function in Andhra also, Mr. Rao said, when leaders of the joint action committee of employees called on him on Friday to compliment him on the announcement of separate Telangana. He was referring to the grouse of Telangana employees that their counterparts from Andhra who worked here on deputation secured promotions, but they were themselves lagging behind.
Mr. Rao said the repatriation of staff after bifurcation will ensure promotions to locals and new jobs at entry level. He recalled that he had never given a call for “jago-bhago” in the past, but only asked those from Andhra who earned jobs unjustly in Telangana to return. He made no reference to employees who were justified in working here.
He promised an employee-friendly government in Telangana and pay scales on a par with Central staff. The employees who were booked during agitations will get relief and special increments paid to the staff on account of formation of State. Steps will be taken to regularise contract staff.
The TRS president asked the people of Telangana to be vigilant till the Bill on Telangana was passed by the Parliament. The real celebrations of the announcement on statehood should be only after passage of the Bill. He recalled in this context that the Bills on women’s reservation and quota in promotions for SCs and STs were not passed by the Parliament though they were introduced years ago.