Hyderabad, November 29

A joint board meeting will be held at RTC House in Vijayawada on December 5 on the bifurcation of RTC between the two Telugu States, APSRTC MD M. Malakondaiah said.

AP and Telangana states have been operating bus services separately but official bifurcation was not yet done. Staff division was also made as per an understanding. The process of RTC division was stalled since one year due to disputes regarding properties division.

The Centre had endorsed the responsibilities of distributing assets of government organizations to Sheila Bedi committee. But the committee was unable to give its report without clarity over joint properties.

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Meanwhile, following the Telangana State government’s argument that they were deprived of proper representation in the RTC board, the board was reconstituted following the Centre’s suggestions. A new RTC board was formed with 17 members, including seven from AP and five from Telangana. The remaining five members were central government representatives.

Assets division, debts, staff division and other issues would be tabled on the December 5 meeting. The earlier internal committee observed that Bus Bhavan, Tarnaka hospital, Miyapur bus body units should be considered as joint assets.

The Telangana government is adamant that all the assets in the State will belong to that State only but a few workers unions in AP are arguing that the 14 assets will come under joint properties and demanding a share in all these assets.

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