Thursday, June 30, 2016

Judging Telangana

Jun 30 2016 : The Times of India (Hyderabad)

Centre should help complete bifurcation process with a separate high court for Andhra Pradesh. The bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh was marked by bitterness which sowed the seeds of suspicion between people.
Unfortunately , it continues to surface repeatedly in the form of friction between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Telangana's judicial functioning has been paralysed this week on account of protests by advocates and subordinate court judges against a provisional list of subordinate court judges released by the states' common high court. They are complaining against a “disproportionate“ number of appointees from Andhra Pradesh, even alleging conspiracy .This is dangerous and the Centre needs to soothe anxieties.
The relevant legislation for bifurcation provided for a common high court till such time a separate institution for Andhra Pradesh is constituted. Given the level of dissatisfaction on both sides over the bifurcation legislation and subsequent squabbles, it is necessary to set up the Andhra court quickly . The Centre should use its good offices to smoothen the process as there is a severe trust deficit between the states. It is not wise to point to technicalities and leave the bifurcation process to just the states and judiciary when the atmosphere is surcharged with tension.
Meanwhile the unseemly sight of Telangana judges striking work injures the citizenry. With the Supreme Court chief justice T S Thakur pointing out that a year ago there were over 31 million cases pending in all high courts and subordinate courts put together, this week's judicial disruption is really hurting the litigants. Chief ministers K C Rao and Chandrababu Naidu need to show statesmanship and the Centre has to play honest broker. The longer the judges protest, the more damage there will be to the social fabric. It is essential to create a separate high court for Andhra Pradesh at the earliest.

(Source- TOI Editorial)

Monday, June 27, 2016

From Courts To Streets, Telangana Judges March For Justice In Hyderabad

From Courts To Streets, Telangana Judges March For Justice In Hyderabad

Hyderabad:  On Sunday, 130 judges in Telangana found themselves on the flipside of the judicial system as they marched the streets of Hyderabad in unison, demanding justice first for themselves.
Junior and senior civil judges and district judges from across 10 districts held a protest march through the city and threatened a mass resignation. They demand that appointments of 200 Andhra Pradesh judges in Telangana’s judiciary last month be scrapped and called it a ‘stepmotherly treatment’ in a letter to the President of Telangana Judges Association, K Ravinder Reddy.
The protesting judges first met at a city hotel, where they handed over their resignations to their federation president and marched to Amaraveerula Stupam, a Telangana martyrs memorial. From there, they set off to Raj Bhavan to meet Governor ESL Narasimhan.
“They kept no vacancy in all cadres of Telangana while keeping vacancies in Andhra Pradesh. Youngest Direct Recruit Officers from Andhra Pradesh were intentionally allocated to Telangana to deprive the promotional prospects of Telangana judges, to rule Telangana judiciary and to protect their men and property. We are also afraid of their future intervention in political and executive administration of Telangana,” said the judges association in a strongly-worded letter.
The letter further said, “We feel we are working under the High Court of Andhra Pradesh and not undet the High Court of both states,” said the strongly worded letter. “So we unanimously resolved not to approach the High Court for redressal on judicial side, orally, as majority in High Court are with biased attitude towards our issue.”
“We cannot work under Andhra judicial rulers, in future,” it added. Quoting CCA rules and code of conduct, the judges however refused to speak to the media. In the last three weeks, advocates and judicial officers have been on strike and the subordinate courts in the state have not functioned since June 6. Even the High Court work was blocked on June 13 after a token boycott by its judges.
The high court registrar had taken a serious view of these disruptions and had written to the government, which in turn, issued instructions on June 22, directing that specific security measures are to be put in place to ensure there is no disruption in the court proceedings.
The Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh has also written to the union minister Mr Kiren Rijiju, seeking his intervention to expedite the process of bifurcation of the High Court and set aside what they called the ‘illegal exercise of option’ followed for allocation of judicial officers in Telangana.
The letter points out that the Andhra Pradesh government was directed by the High Court in May last year to identify location for a permanent high court and administrative and residential quarters for judges within six months. It also said pointed out that the allocation of judicial officers was to happen according to certain guidelines specified by the court in February last year.
The Bar Council has requested the minister to summon chief ministers of both states to sort out the issue.

(Source : Huewire)

Sunday, June 19, 2016

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అశోక చక్రవర్తి, షేర్ షా సూరి, అక్బర్, ఎన్టీఆర్ తర్వాత, కెసిఆర్ గారు చరిత్ర లో చిరస్మరణీయం

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Friday, June 3, 2016

పాలనాధార్మికుడు KCR

(సోర్స్- ఆంధ్రజ్యోతి)



Water Fights Will Harm Both States' : Let's talk, KCR tells Naidu

Holding out an olive branch to his AP counterpart, CM Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday invited Chandrababu Naidu for a dialogue for an amicable settlement of issues relating to sharing of river water by the two Telugu states.
Speaking on the occasion of Telangana state formation day celebrations at HICC, Rao said hatred between neighbouring states would only prove detrimental. “When Telangana could reach out to Maharashtra on irrigation projects and convince Karnataka to release one tncft of water to the Jurala project, then talks can happen with AP too, provided the AP chief minister is receptive to the idea.“
Elaborating on the water situation in Telangana and AP, KCR said over 4200 tmcft of water is available for two states in Godavari and Krishna rivers. This, he said, was sufficient to irrigate more than four crore acres. “We are seeking water just to irrigate one crore acres, while AP can utilise rest of it and irrigate crores of acres. When this is the reality, where is the need to fight among ourselves?“ he sought to know. KCR said that he had explained the same to Naidu when he went to invite the AP CM for the Ayuta Chandi Yagam conducted last year. Telangana's irrigation projects are designed to stamp out drought by the year 2022. “Irrespective of rainfall amount, the state will be drought-free after 2022,“ he told the cheering audience.
Dwelling on the state's fi nances, the chief minister said the growth rate of Telangana was better than the national average and the state's budget figure will touch Rs 5 lakh crore by 2024. Telangana will be power surplus in the next three years by enhancing the generation capacity to 24,000 MW. Pointing out that the state was providing uninterrupted power, Rao said, “Now, we have reached the stage where there is no need for generators and inverters.“
Governor ESL Narasimhan, in his address on the oc han, in his address on the occasion, showered praise on the TRS government. “In the past two years, there was no major law and order problem which shows that Telangana is in the safe hands,“ he said, adding “the government must strive to uplift people reeling under the poverty line, otherwise, development will not make any sense.“
Earlier in the day , addressing the formal state formation day celebrations at Parade Grounds, the CM recounted the various development and welfare programmes taken up by his government over the past two years. KCR said new districts will be created in a `scientific manner' and the whole exercise will be completed by Ugadi. KCR, along with the governor, honoured achievers from various fields, including literature, music, folk art and journalism. KCR also handed over job appointment orders to the kin of Telangana martyrs.






(Source- toi)

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Telangana@2 cements iconic cult of KCR

HYDERABAD: Telangana will celebrate twin anniversaries on June 2: two years of the state’s creation by bifurcating united Andhra Pradesh and a similar milestone for its first chief minister. Two years is not the optimal timeframe to judge a new state, a new government or a new chief minister. But K Chandrashekar Rao, KCR to his followers, must and will be judged — the long shadow of history falls upon him.
The destinies of Telangana and KCR have been entwined. He spearheaded the agitation for a separate state. Once created, KCR rules it with little dissent.
The opposition lies in tatters. KCR’s Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has won a majority of polls held since then.. It has also emaciated his rivals by large-scale poaching of opposition lawmakers.
In the halls of power in Telangana’s official buildings in Hyderabad, two names echo for everyone – KCR’s and his son KT Rama Rao’s (KTR). They are the epicentre of all power and decision-making in Telangana. In all state political forums, father and son are hailed as the creators of ‘Bangaru Telangana’ (golden Telangana).
KTR is an US-educated, mediasavvy, middle-aged politician and seen as a worthy successor and subsequent CM. Upon winning the Hyderabad civic polls, KCR gave the municipal administration and urban development portfolio to his son.
KCR’s legendary battles with his Andhra Pradesh counterpart, Chandrababu Naidu, over power-sharing and river watersharing, are legendary. So are KCR’s personal quirks and his affinity for the divine.
A firm believer in Vaastu philosophy, KCR appointed his personal consultant Suddala Sudhakar Teja as official advisor to the Telangana government for a remuneration of Rs 75,000 per month.
Teja is supposed to ensure that all government buildings are constructed in a ‘dosha-free’ (without spiritual faults) manner. He is now consulted even on ‘architectural issues’ and structural designs of all public buildings, including irrigation projects.
His is also the brain behind the redesigning of KCR’s camp office at Begumpet, the CM’s official residence.
KCR is not as media savvy like Naidu but the Telangana CM has also made placatory moves to win journalists over. A scheme for a health insurance fund for journalists and a new building for the press club have been doled out. More importantly, on coming to power KCR bought over television channel T News and the Telugu newspaper Namaste Telangana.
In KCR’s scheme of things, the theme of ‘invaders’ – natives of the fertile Andhra region who ‘ruled’ over the poorer, parched areas of Telangana – is one that has recurred over the past six decades. KCR has chosen not only to retain this divisive theme but to perpetuate it to consolidate his political position.
Political hawks predict that as KCR and his party take this xenophobic rhetoric forward, the coming years will see an intensification of water wars, not only between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh but also with Maharashtra and Karnataka.
KCR is unafraid to use terms like “third class” and “illegal” to describe Andhra Pradesh’s government staff, asking them to leave the new state. This is a continuation of his frontal attack on Andhra natives, which he launched in August 2013 as soon as bifurcation was announced.
But the CM knows well that xenophobia alone will not be enough for him to retain his tight grip on power. Thus he has combined a strategy of fear with promises of free doles. Public welfare has been on the top of his political agenda, with Rs 35,000 crore being spent annually on such schemes in the last two years.
“Nidhulu, nillu and niyamalu” (river water, resources and jobs) was KCR’s poll promise to voters. He is willing to splurge in order to keep his core vote bank – the farmers – happy.
KCR, who once lobbied hard against the information technology lobby, is now looking at the sector for job and wealth creation.
About 500 companies, including the likes of Google, Amazon and Apple, are now doing business in the state. Government data show that software exports have increased manifold to Rs 75,000 crore in 2015-16.
The state registered a growth of 11.7% against the national average of 8.6%. In the current fiscal, growth is expected to increase to 14.9%.
(By arrangement with GRIST Media)

(Source : HT)