KCR is nurturing separatist tendencies: Congress

KCR is nurturing separatist tendencies: Congress

Agency News

Hyderabad, Apr 14 : Congress party has strongly condemned Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao's plan to establish Telangana State Administrative Service (TSAS) on the lines of All India Services (AIS).

"KCR has been openly displaying resistance to implement various Central Laws in Telangana State. TRS Government did not implement Land Acquisition Act, Right to Information Act, Right to Education Act, Food Security Act and even tried to come up with a State-version of many laws. Now KCR is planning to introduce a new Revenue Act and Municipal Act and come up with a new Urban Policy. He apparently dislikes the Constitution of India and moving in the direction of drafting a Constitution of Telangana. His moves are quite dangerous for the integrity and sovereignty of India.
He must be stopped immediately," Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Treasurer Gudur Narayana Reddy said a in media statement here on Sunday.

Mr Reddy said KCR wants to establish Telangana State Administrative Service on the contention that State Government wants to fill up all cadre posts with officers who will be equivalent to those from Group-1 and Group-1B in the present structure. "The Constitution of India has clearly defined the distribution of legislative, administrative and executive powers between the Union Government and States of India. But KCR has questioned Government of India's authority on multiple occasions. The proposed TSAS is an open challenge to the entire executive set up controlled by the Centre," he said.

The Congress leader alleged that KCR was neither serious in improving the administration nor delivering good governance. He is only trying to dismantle the institutions and procedures which are essential part of a democracy.
He said that the Chief Minister created 33 districts by splitting 10 districts in such a fashion that none of district, except Hyderabad, retained its original identity. This was not done to improve the governance, but to contain the powers of District Collectors and entire machinery.
He added that so far, the Centre has approved only 17 out of 33 districts. Therefore, there are literally two administrative maps of Telangana. While the Centre's map shows only 17 districts, State map has 33 districts. This confrontation is not good in a federal form of government, he said.