Parliamentary Standing Committee Meets On AP Reorganisation Act Implementation

Former Union Home Minister P Chidambaram - Sakshi Post

New Delhi: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, headed by former Union Home Minister and MP P Chidambaram, today met to discuss the status of the implementation of the provisions of the AP State Reorganisation Act, 2014. In the meeting, the Committee discussed various issues related to the AP Reorganisation Act, like the division of employees in electricity department, separation of RTC, and many other unresolved issues between Andhra and Telangana States on the sharing of assets of common institutions of the combined State.

In this regard, the AP government officials submitted a report to the the Committee. Citing the central government funds of Rs 3,979 crores to cover the revenue deficit and Rs 6,727 crores for the Polavaram project work, the state government clarified that there was no need for submission of Utilization Certificates (UC). However, officials informed that the State submitted UCs against the Rs 1,632 crores against the Amaravati Capital city works.

In addition, the AP government submitted UCs against Rs 229 crores from the Rs 1,000 crore fund allocated for the development of the Vijayawada-Guntur Underground Drainage facility. Also, UCs were submitted against Rs 946 crores spent from the Rs 1,050 crore fund for development of the backward districts.

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