Reddy fails to give assurance on delay of PSI exam
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Last Updated: Wednesday, August 03, 2011, 19:58
Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Wednesday remained non-committal on the demand for postponement of the written test for recruitment of police sub-inspectors, scheduled for August 13 and 14.

Deputy Chief Minister C Damodar Rajanarasimha and ministers Danam Nagender and Mukesh Goud met the Chief Minister and tried to prevail upon him to put off the SI recruitment test till the clause 14(f) of the Andhra Pradesh Public Employment (Organization of Local Cadres and Regulation of Direct Recruitment) Order, 1975 (Presidential Order), was deleted.

The Chief Minister reportedly told them that he was hopeful that the Government of India would get the clause 14 (f) deleted before the exam date since the state government has already written a letter to the Prime Minister in this regard.

But Kiran Kumar did not give any assurance to the deputy chief minister and the ministers on postponement of the written examination even as protests were continuing across Telangana over the issue.

The examination was postponed previously last year following protests in Telangana, thereby affecting the recruitment of police sub-inspectors across the state.

The Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs asked the state government to pass a fresh resolution in the Assembly seeking deletion of the clause 14 (f), sparking widespread protests in Telangana.

The Chief Minister wrote a letter to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram stating that a fresh resolution was "not possible" since the earlier resolution passed in March 2010 still held good.

The Supreme Court ruled that Hyderabad remains a "free zone" in respect of police recruitments as per the clause 14 (f).

The Telangana protagonists contend that Hyderabad is part of Zone-VI in respect of all administrative appointments and hence want the clause 14 (f) of the Presidential Order deleted.

The separatists have threatened to block the examination till the clause 14 (f) was deleted.


First Published: Wednesday, August 03, 2011, 19:58

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