Ranjit Sinha
CBI Director Ranjit Sinha (R) with Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh (centre) at a press meeting with the CBI officials in New Delhi on 14 June 2014. [Representational Image]PIB

Any individual grievances of government employees of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh (AP) will be looked into by an Advisory Committee appointed by the Union government, said Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Jitendra Singh on Wednesday.

Several domicile-related grievances were raised by employees, while distributing staff between AP and Telangana.

In the wake of bifurcation of united AP, the Centre has constituted the Advisory Committee under the Chairmanship of CR Kamalanathan for the government employees of both states, other than All India Services, with regard to their exercise of powers, the minister said.

Such powers to the state staff have been conferred by Section 80 of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act 2014, with effect from 29 March 2014, the minister stated in Lok Sabha.

According to Singh, the terms of references of the Advisory Committee are like this:

(i) To delineate objective and transparent criteria for the allocation / distribution of personnel belonging to the State Government employees borne on the existing cadres of different services of Andhra Pradesh between the two successor States namely Andhra Pradesh and Telangana;

(ii) To determine the cadre strength and further subdivide it into various categories for different services under the State Government i.e. Direct Recruitment Quota and Promotion Quota wise; Unreserved, OBC, SC and ST for the two successor States namely Andhra Pradesh and Telangana arising out of the existing State of Andhra Pradesh;

The recommendation of the Advisory Committee in this regard should be finalized only after the Committee places its principles of determination along with the actual cadre strength proposed on the website of the State Governments for a reasonable period, so as to allow comments/representations to be made thereon and the Committee takes a view on the issues that may be raised by the stakeholders. Also, once the cadre strength is determined on this basis, shortages in different services in the undivided State of Andhra Pradesh vis-a-vis their present cadre strength should be distributed pro-rata between the successor States so that neither State is at a disadvantage.

(iii) To recommend specific individual allocation/distribution of State Government employees accordingly;

(iv) To consider any representations made by a State Government employee (s) who is/are affected by such allocation / distribution in order to ensure a fair and equitable treatment to all and make appropriate recommendations, if any.