Spl Assembly session to ratify GST Bill today

A special session of Telangana Legislative Assembly and Council will be convened on Tuesday to ratify the Constitution Amendment Bill for Goods and Services Tax (GST).

The state Cabinet which met here on Monday discussed about the one day Assembly and Council session for approving the GST.

“The Assembly session will be for a day,” a senior minister told Express after the Cabinet meet.

The duration of the session will be decided by Business Advisory Committee of the state Assembly on Tuesday.

Besides approving the introduction of the Constitution amendment bill in the State Legislature, the Cabinet has also ratified the earlier ordinance to divide Cyberabad Police Commissionerate into two. The Cabinet also took a decision increasing the number of members from 9 to 15 for Trust Boards of various endowments temples.

Task force committee
The Cabinet has also decided to constitute a Task Force Committee for establishment of staff, buildings and other structures for the proposed new districts. Chief secretary, CCLA commissioner, district collectors of Warangal and Medak and two senior officials from Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) will be the members of the Task Force. The Task Force will submit its report in two days.

The Task Force will mainly concentrate on the redistribution of staff to the new districts and see that the administration will be in place from Dasara. After the Cabinet meeting, the chief minister held a separate meeting on the formation of new districts with all the secretaries. In the Cabinet meeting it was mainly discussed about the administrative units of new districts.

The work load in districts, the staff required and the number of employees available in the existing system were discussed, sources said.

“There is a good response from the public on the proposed new districts. We are receiving objections and suggestions on a largescale. The final notification will be issued only after considering all the objections and suggestions,” Rao reportedly told his Cabinet colleagues. He, however, directed the officials that the administration in the new districts, new revenue divisions and new mandals should commence from Dasara.

New recruitment
Rao suggested the officials to recruit new employees, if there is a need for new districts. He suggested the officials to bring all the related wings under one head in the districts. It means that some wings may be clubbed into one. Any decision on new recruitment and wings’ clubbing of wings would be taken based on the Task Force recommendations, sources said.

Chief secretary Rajiv Sharma would convene a meeting with district collectors, after receiving the Task Force report and give finishing touches to the administrative units in new districts.

Options: The employees would be given options before redeploying to new districts. Based on the willingness of the employees, they would be sent to the new districts. The guidelines will be more or less like those of Kamalanthan Committee.

Source: The New Indian Express

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