YSR ‘not against’ Telangana
Refuting criticism that he was against creation of a separate Telangana State, Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy said he had requested AICC president Sonia Gandhi to take a decision and offered to abide by it.
Dr. Reddy expressed concern over statements being issued by various political parties on Telangana and dismissed the allegations that Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen and Congress leaders like D. Nagender were issuing statements against the separate statehood at his behest. He was responding to queries while participating in a discussion on “minorities, law and order, communal harmony” in a private television channel on Monday.
The Chief Minister said the government was committed to maintaining communal harmony and it would not hesitate to take stringent action against those propagating communal hatred irrespective of whether they belonged to MIM or the Bharatiya Janata Party. The Congress was not appeasing minorities and the provision of four per cent reservation to Muslims was in tune with the promise made in the Congress’ election manifesto.
JACTO talks inconclusive: Minister
Unions’ suggestions to be discussed with Chief Minister
Government to prepare proposals on promotions and discuss them with union leaders
To consider unions’ demand to appoint a senior IAS officer to deal with critical issues
The talks between Joint Action Committee of Teachers’ Organisations (JACTO) and School Education Minister Damodar Rajanarsimha to avert the strike called by the former from October 22 to press for their demands ended on an inconclusive note here on Monday.
Emerging out of nearly three-hour discussions with the JACTO leaders, the Education Minister said that main issues of unified service rules, abolition of apprenticeship system and grant of two notional increments and counting the two year apprenticeship period for pension dominated the discussions.
The suggestions of the unions would be discussed with the Chief Minister and the meeting with the unions would continue on Tuesday.
The Minister would go to New Delhi soon to seek opinion of legal experts and take it to Home Department through Law Department. The Government would also consider the demand of unions to appoint a senior IAS officer to deal with the critical issue which required the permission of President of India and meanwhile consider giving alternative promotions and transfers to teachers without compromising on the spirit of the unified service rules.
The Minister also said that the Government would prepare proposals on promotions and discuss them with union leaders and also seek opinion of Law Department, Advocate General.
YSR to inaugurate bridges in Kadapa
Regional sports school, ZP hall to be opened
Collector for completion of water supply works
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy will tour Kadapa in December, district Collector M.T. Krishna Babu said on Monday.
Dr. Reddy will inaugurate two bridges across Buggavanka stream, Zilla Parishad meeting hall and regional sports school in Kadapa and bridges at Siddhavatam, Potladurthy and Jammalamadugu, he said at a review meeting on progress of developmental programmes.
Mr. Krishna Babu directed the officials concerned to complete the drinking water supply works in Kadapa ahead of the Chief Minister’s visit to the district.
Zilla Parishad CEO Venkataswamy, Kadapa Municipal Commissioner S. Aleem Basha and Roads and Buildings officials were present.