The Government is likely announce in a week fresh dates for the written test to recruit Sub-inspectors. This was indicated by Home Minister P. Sabita Indra Reddy to eight ministers, as they assembled informally in the Secretariat chambers of Revenue Minister D. Prasada Rao on Saturday. Two of the Ministers belong to Telangana—P. Lakshmaiah (Major Irrigation) and Jupalli Krishna Rao (Civil Supplies).
Sources said the Ministers primarily met to discuss the adverse impact, if any, of the Government's decision to postpone the test.
They, however, concluded that it did not harm the Government's image. As the meeting was half way through, Ms. Sabita, who is from Telangana, joined and explained the circumstances leading to the decision.
The other Ministers present were Botsa Satyanarayana (Panchayat Raj), C. Silpla Mohan Reddy (Housing), P. Balaraju (Tribal Welfare) and P. Ramachandra Reddy (Forests). After receiving a representation from Jogi Ramesh, Mylavaram MLA, earlier, the Home Minister appealed to students from the two regions to call off their agitations, as the test would be held as soon as a “conducive” situation returned.She said the test postponement caused equal loss to candidates from all regions, but Government opted for it under compelling circumstances. It was making all efforts to get Clause 14 (F) from the Presidential Order deleted at the earliest. Chief Minister K. Rosaiah would take up it up with Home Minister P. Chidambaram.