Though the Andhra Pradesh State Reorganisation Bill passed by Parliament awaits President’s assent and gazette notification indicating the appointed day for Telangana State to come into existence, the State Government has set the ball rolling for a preliminary exercise for apportioning government employees, assets and liabilities between the two Telugu States.

The Chief Secretary P.K.Mohanty, a day ahead of his meeting with Ministry of Home Affairs in Delhi on Wednesday, called for a meeting and apparently instructed all the Heads of the Departments here on Tuesday to start preparatory work and organise all the files and data to be furnished to the Centre immediately if required.

Special packages

The Planning Department has been asked to work out details for the special development packages announced for Seemandhra.

The government, it is learnt, is also considering deputing teams of officials from key departments like Finance, Home, Industry, Forest, Energy, Irrigation to visit the three States of Jharkhand, Uttarakhand and Chattisgarh carved out of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh and study how the apportioning of employees, assets and liabilities was done in those States and difficulties encountered.