Hyderabad: The PCC Chief, Mr Botcha Satyanarayana, has said that the Home Minister, Ms Sabitha Indra Reddy, had made it clear that she would see that Telangana candidates do not lose anything if SI Recruitment Examination was held now. There was a communication gap about the 14(F) Clause, he added.
The PCC Chief interacted with the Telangana Backward Class Forum (TBCF) at Gandhi Bhavan on Thursday. He clarified many doubts raised by the TBCF student and youth leaders. Asked about the Vijayawada MP, Mr Lagadapati Rajagopal’s remarks on 14(F) Clause, Mr Botcha said that Mr Lagadapati never said that he was against deletion of 14(F) Clause from Presidential order. Mr Lagadapati only said that it was not easy to delete 14(F) Clause now, the PCC Chief added.
The PCC chief also made it clear to the TBCF representatives that the Congress government was in working in favor of students and there was no truth in the news on fees reimbursement scheme. He said that the government has to clear only Rs 524 crores and the State government would clear it by the end of next month. “There wouldn’t be any dues regarding fees reimbursement once Rs 524 crores are cleared”, he said. He said that nobody will be at the receiving end with introduction of the “age factor rule” to fees reimbursement scheme. “Only those who crossed 34 years would be affected with the age factor rule”, he said.
The PCC president reiterated that he would convey the information to the high command on Telangana movement as a PCC Chief though he belongs to another region. He said that the Telangana movement belongs to crores of people and it was not confined to students alone. He said that the Centre will clear the issue on a permanent basis very soon. He said that he would try to make the Home Minister to announce the SI posts vacancies to be filled particularly in Hyderabad City.
Some 50 members participated on behalf of TBCF in the interaction session with the PCC Chief.