Center’s discussion on the issues of division.. Capital on the agenda!

-Galla S Kiran Kumar,Bureau Chief Telagana (Andhra Pradesh)

The meeting will be held in Delhi on 27th of this month

Problems between the two states..Mention of issues to be resolved by the Centre

New railway zone, Kadapa steel plant etc. is not available

Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has proposed the construction of a ‘new capital city’ in the agenda of the talks to resolve the issues of division held on 27th of this month. The central government has sent the agenda of these discussions to the two states, which will be held at the home department office in North Block at 11 am that day under the direction of Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla. They are divided into bilateral and other aspects. In bilateral issues, the issues between AP and Telangana have been given a place. Among other things, it added problems between the central government and the state governments. This includes central government support for the creation of a new capital city and construction of rapid rail connectivity from the new capital. It clearly mentions ‘New Capital City’ but not ‘New Capital Cities’.

* Dugarajapatnam Port, Bayyaram Steel Plant, Kadapa Steel Plant, Greenfield Oil Refinery, Petrochemical Complex, establishment of new railway zone, construction of metro train in Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada mentioned in the 13th Schedule of the Partition Act did not appear in the agenda.

Bilateral factors

1 Division of Government Companies and Corporations in Schedule 9.

2 Division of State Level Institutions in Schedule 10

3 Distribution of companies not specified elsewhere in the Partition Act.

4 Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh State Finance Corporation (APSFC).

5 Demerger of Singareni Collieries Company Limited and AP Heavy Missionary Engineering Limited.

6 Breakdown of cash and bank balances (funds under centrally sponsored schemes/ expenditure on joint ventures/ debt on schemes undertaken with foreign financial assistance).

7 Cash credit arrears due from Telangana Civil Supplies Corporation to AP Civil Supplies, rice subsidy due to AP Civil Supplies Corporation from Central Food and Public Distribution Department for the year 2014-15.

Central – State aspects

1. Tax Incentives under Section 94(1) (2) of AP Apportionment Act.

2. Development fund for 7 backward districts of Rayalaseema and Uttarandhra districts.

3. Replacement of revenue deficit.

4. Removal of defects in tax matters (Sections 50, 51, 56 of the Partition Act).

5. Center support for construction of new capital city.

6. Establishment of educational institutions.

7. Rapid rail connectivity from the new capital.