S.P. Singh, Principal Secretary, Revenue, suggests various possible solutions for apportionment of revenues between the two States

The resource mobilisation committee looking into revenue apportionment between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh has suggested that an expert consultant be engaged to prepare a blueprint to be adopted in case of any unforeseen transitional issues and conflicts between the two States.

S.P. Singh, Principal Secretary, Revenue, who made a presentation to Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan at Raj Bhavan here on Wednesday, also suggested various possible solutions for apportionment of revenues between the two States.

He, however, said it would be better to have a broad-based committee with members from Planning Commission, Union Finance Ministry and senior officers of State Finance and revenue earning departments to examine and validate the report of the Resource Mobilisation Committee on modalities of revenue distribution and conflict resolution mechanism.

Mr. Singh said the estimated revenue growth projections for 2014-15 and 2015-16 for commercial tax was expected to be around nine per cent in both the States, provided the existing licensing, tax structure and rates would continue.

The prohibition and excise growth would be five per cent, registration and stamps would be 25 per cent for Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy, 20 per cent for Krishna, Guntur and Ongole districts and 15 per cent for remaining districts.

Preparatory measures have been taken up for allotting separate TIN numbers to the dealers in Telangana State and also to set up MeeSeva and eSeva centres in both the States. The A.P. Beverages Corporation Ltd was also proposed to be divided, he said.

The Governor also reviewed the proposals from Special Chief Secretary Laxmi Parthasarathy heading committee on physical assets and Nagi Reddy, Principal Secretary, on irrigation and CAD.