Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has announced a five-point programmes for the effective implementation of Article 371(J) of the Constitution, which provides special status to Hyderabad Karnataka region comprising of Gulbarga, Raichur, Yadgir, Bidar, Bellary and Koppal in the Assembly on Wednesday.

Making an impromptu statement in this regard, Mr. Siddaramaiah said a Cabinet sub-committee had been formed under the chairmanship of the Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj to formulate needed guidelines and notifications for the effective implementation of the special status.

The sub-committee submitted a report along with draft rules and notifications and the State Cabinet had adopted it with some modifications. He said steps would be taken to implement the recommendations.

The government was waiting for an order to be issued by President Pranab Mukherjee to fix special responsibility on Governor H.R. Bhardwaj. Moreover Mr. Bhardwaj had to issue another notification for setting up of the Hyderabad-Karnataka Area Development Board (HKADB).

The board will advise the Governor on formulation of norms and channelising of funds for the development of the area. It would also advise the Governor on creation of posts and permission to start educational institutions.

Set-ups

Mr. Siddaramaiah said organisational set-ups would be created at the State, region, district and taluk-levels for effective implementation of the programmes. Effective technology would be employed for keeping a watch on the flow of funds released by the Centre, he added.

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