30 December 2010

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Telangana - Srikrishna panel submits report to Government –

Telangana - Srikrishna panel submits report to Government –

Justice B N Srikrishna Committee, 5 member committee on Telangana issue submitted its report to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram.

The five-member committee, headed by former Supreme Court chief justice BN Srikrishna, also included former union home secretary Vinod Duggal, IIT Delhi professor Ravindar Kaur, International Food Policy Research Institute Senior Research Fellow at New Delhi Office Dr Abusaleh Sharif and National Law University Vice-Chancellor, Jodhpur, Prof (Dr) Ranbir Singh.

The panel has submitted a two-volume report on creation of Telangana state with different options, giving advantages and disadvantages of each option.

The committee was constituted on February 3 and visited Andhra Pradesh 28 times during the past 11 months. It also heard all political parties in the state and received over 1.25 lakh representations from different stakeholders.

Terms of reference of Srikrishna Committee included:

(1) To examine the situation in the State of Andhra Pradesh with reference to the demand for a separate State of Telangana as well as the demand for maintaining the present status of a united Andhra Pradesh.

(2) To review the developments in the State since its formation and their impact on the progress and development of the different regions of the State.

(3) To examine the impact of the recent developments in the State on the different sections of the people such as women, children, students, minorities, other backward classes, scheduled castes and scheduled tribes.

(4) To consult all sections of the people, especially the political parties, and other organisations and then find the proper solutions which will benefit everyone in state and recommend a plan of action

The report prepared by Srikrishna panel on Telangna will be made public on
January 6, 2011.

Creation of Telangna is necessary important stage for India.
Thus this will open path for creating more small states in India.

Reality views by sm –
Thursday, December 30, 2010

Suggested Reading –

India – Telangana becomes a reality – a new state

India – Creation of Small States – Need of the Hour for INDIA



Arti December 30, 2010  

Well written... Gives a nice account of the situation..

sm,  December 30, 2010