By: Venkat G
Telangana Chief Minister is Actually Correct, Andhra Pradesh Re-organization Act 2014 Section 8 (1), 8 (2), 8(3) as given below is basically reproduction of Article 163 in Spirit simply to assuage and give assurances to the people of AP there is nothing extra to be done by the Government of India other than the appointment of 2 advisors that it has already done.
8. (1) On and from the appointed day, for the purposes of administration of the common capital area, the Governor shall have special responsibility for the security of life,
liberty and property of all those who reside in such area.
(2) In particular, the responsibility of the Governor shall extend to matters such as law
and order, internal security and security of vital installations, and management and allocation of Government buildings in the common capital area.
(3) In discharge of the functions, the Governor shall, after consulting the Council of
Ministers of the State of Telangana, exercise his individual judgment as to the action to be
Provided that if any question arises whether any matter is or is not a matter as respects which the Governor is under this sub-section required to act in the exercise of his
individual judgment, the decision of the Governor in his discretion shall be final, and the
validity of anything done by the Governor shall not be called in question on the ground that
he ought or ought not to have acted in the exercise of his individual judgment.
(4) The Governor shall be assisted by two advisors to be appointed by the Central
Article 163 in The Constitution Of India 1949
163. Council of Ministers to aid and advise Governor
(1) There shall be a council of Ministers with the chief Minister at the head to aid and advise the Governor in the exercise of his functions, except in so far as he is by or under this constitution required to exercise his functions or any of them in his discretion
(2) If any question arises whether any matter is or is not a matter as respects which the Governor is by or under this Constitution required to act in his discretion, the decision of the Governor in his discretion shall be final, and the validity of anything done by the Governor shall not be called in question on the ground that he ought or ought not to have acted in his discretion
(3) The question whether any, and if so what, advice was tendered by Ministers to the Governor shall not be inquired into in any court
Neither the Section 8 of the act is defective nor does it vest any New Powers to Governor that are not currently available like all othe State Governors under Article 163.
No wonder Telangana Chief Minister is quite clear and firm on the matter.