Hyderabad: As part of the ongoing efforts by the Group of Ministers, a government representative will meet the Telangana leaders on Thursday for talks.
Meanwhile, the Group of Ministers’ meeting will be held again on July 28 and 29, most probably to hammer out a solution to ensure the proposed strike next month by the Telangana Joint Action Committee is put off.
Events were also moving in the same direction with Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy taking the initiative as a result of which a Committee has been formed with the Group of Ministers.
At an informal meeting with Minister for Labour Danam Nagender, who was also included in the Group of Ministers, spelt out that efforts were on to work out a solution to satisfy the Telangana leaders.
The Minister told media persons at the Secretariat on Wednesday he was also proceeding to New Delhi for talks with the High Command. Mr Nagender further said that the Ministerial Panel was considering various options to resolve the demands.
“We are trying to fulfil the Constitutional obligations in order to implement GO 610, deletion of Clause 14 F, repatriation of employees among others,” the Minister said.
Asked whether any conspiracy was hatched to include him (Danam Nagender) in the Group of Ministers, the Minister denied any such attempt.
Earlier four Ministers were on the GoM panel. Now the latest to join the said panel were Danam Nagender and Marketing Minister Mukesh Goud, who was not present at the meeting yesterday.
During another exclusive interaction with Finance Minister Anam Ramnarayana Reddy, who is the chairman of the GoM, he made it clear to INN that the strike threat was a serious matter and that the panel was entrusted with the task of finding various alternatives to avoid any inconvenient step that may be embarrassing to the N Kiran Kumar Reddy government.
Clarifying a point, the Minister asserted that AP formation or Telangana issue did not come under the purview of the GoM meeting. “We are meeting to find a solution to staff problems,” Mr Ramnarayan Reddy said.
On GO 610 non-implementation, he shot back , “who is responsible for this?” “Our endeavour is to find out the lapses and then plug the loop-holes,” Mr Ramnarayan Reddy said.
Earlier, a Judicial Commission was favoured to get the said GO implemented. Next, services of two retired Judges were sought to complete the task but both the Judges were not available for various reasons after their names were confirmed.
Later a House Committee was appointed but matters did not come to a pass even after that. Now the GoM has taken charge.
The Minister was also emphatic saying that the government will not go back on the assurances made in respect of the staff issues.(INN)