Bifurcation process moves forward
Andhra Pradesh governor E S L Narasimhan has approved the authorisation of expenditure funds of Telangana and Seemandhra, the residual Andhra Pradesh states. The funds are for a period of four months from June 2, the day the new state of Telangana officially comes into existence.
According to a press communiqué issued by the press secretary to the governor, the decision was taken in a high-level meeting on Andhra Pradesh bifurcation held at Rajbhavan in Hyderabad on May 18. Of the Rs 34,595 crore approved for Andhra Pradesh, Rs. 28,626 crore is the
revenue budget while Rs 3,882 crore is the capital budget. Similarly, of Rs 26,516 crore approved for Telangana state, Rs 21,295 crore is the revenue budget and Rs 3,046 crore is the capital budget.
Chief secretary P K Mohanty has informed that the bifurcation of files and the process of digitalisation have been completed, besides bifurcation of movable, immovable assets and vehicles between the new states.
All committees constituted for the bifurcation process have submitted their recommendations and their reports would be sent to the Centre, he said.
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