Lok Satta

Monday, 27 June 2011 15:35

Treat Hyderabad as part of Zone VI, Demands Lok Satta


The Lok Satta Party today demanded that the State Government exert pressure on the Union Government and get Section 14 (F) deleted from the Presidential Order of 1975.

In a media statement, Lok Satta Party leaders Katari Srinivasa Rao and P. Bhaskara Rao recalled that at the initiative of the Lok Satta, the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution seeking deletion of Section 14 (F) nearly a year ago and sent it to the Government of India.

Referring to the State Government’s plan to conduct a written examination for recruitment of sub-inspectors, they said that Hyderabad should be treated as part of the sixth zone, and not as a free zone. Apprehensions over the so-called free zone fuelled regional animosities in 2009, they recalled.

The Lok Satta leaders faulted the State and Union Governments for being complacent on addressing such a sensitive issue.