SC seeks Centre, Telangana response on the division of assets between Telangana & AP

 Supreme Court sought a response from the Centre on a petition filed by AP government seeking a “fair, equitable and expeditious division of assets and liabilities” with Telangana.

A Bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and MM Sundresh also issued notice to Telangana. AP- Andhra Pradesh government said it has approached the apex court as parens patriae . And claimed that a non division of the assets has benefitted Telangana state since about 91 % of those are situated in Hyderabad city.

Counsel KV Viswanathan told Supreme Court that after the bifurcation of state, assets have not come to AP. The notice issued to Centre and Telangana is returnable in the month of April, even though no date has been specified.

Andhra Pradesh has sought apportionment of assets specified in Schedule IX and X. In its petition, state has said that though bifurcation of state took place way back on 2nd June, 2014, and despite the apportionment of the assets and liabilities has been conclusively made under Reorganisation Act between 2 states, the “actual division of assets has not even commenced till date”.

Petition said employees working in the state institutions have been in a limbo since the year 2014, solely because there has been no proper division.

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