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Monday, 16 December 2013 13:20

Dr.JP's Letter to Speaker on AP Reorganization Bill


Date: 16th December, 2013

Dr Jayaprakash Narayan,
Member, AP Legislative Assembly
Kukatpalle (046) Assembly Constituency

The Honourable Speaker,
AP Legislative Assembly.


Sub: Furnishing of prior information before commencing discussion on AP Reorganization Bill-2013 – Reg.

The AP Reorganization Bill-2013, referred by the Hon’ble President to the State Legislature is a momentous Bill of great significance, and potentially long-term, profound consequences. As such, the Members are entitled to full information in advance, and opportunity to study the provisions of the Bill as well as relevant information before the discussion commences. In particular, the following information is absolutely essential before member can express any meaningful views:

1. The Statement of objects and reasons.
2. The Financial Memorandum.
3. Ways and means position, revenues, grants and revenue and plan expenditure in respect of Hyderabad city (GHMC), and the three regions of the State – Coastal Andhra, Rayalaseema and Telangana.
4. The staff position in each region – the number of posts, department wise; the existing staff and their origin – region wise and zone wise; vacancies in each region.
5. The pension liabilities of each region and GHMC area.
6. The asset valuation and location of assets in respect of major corporations; debt and other liabilities of these corporations.
7. Revenue deficits attributable to Coastal Andhra, Rayalaseema, GHMC area, and Telangana region excluding GHMC area.
8. Other relevant details to facilitate careful, objective and dispassionate examination of the Bill.

I request you to kindly direct that the above information may be furnished to me as a member, as well as other members, before discussion is taken up in the House.

Yours sincerely,

Jayaprakash Narayan