Andhra Pradesh News on December 20, 2013
December 20, 2013 - Hyderabad
- Seemandhra BJP stages protests against Telangana Bill
The BJP leaders in Seemandhra hit the street on Thursday in a bid to change the image of the BJP that it is for Telangana on Friday protested against the State Reorganization Bill 2013. Party leaders from across the region protested demanding that the Centre redraft the bill. It may be noted here that the BJP central leadership will not support the Bill in the present form when it comes to Parliament. In Vijayawada, they staged the protest dharna in front of the Sub-Collector's office and in Rayalaseema they burnt the copies of the Bill.
- Hindu religious leaders' stage protest against Islamic University
Demanding the State Government to stop the Islamic University coming up in Chandragiri mandal of Chittoor district, the leaders and heads of various Mutts of Hindu religious in the State on Friday staged protests. The Hindu Jagarana Samithi organized a Haindava Garjana Mahasabha at the TUDA grounds. Thousands of people participated in the Garjana forcing the police to make elaborate security arrangement outside the Islamic university campus and the police imposed Section 144 as a precautionary measure. The religious heads demanding to protect the sanctity of Tirupati and Tirumala and alleged that the Islamic institution was being set up without the requisite permission from the local authorities.
- Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy receives best governance award
The Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy received the India Today award for the 'Best performing State in Governance' at a function at Delhi on Friday. He received the award from Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh. Responding to the obvious questions how he was able to perfume well in spite of political disturbances in the State, he said that he put the State a good performance thanks to improvement of State finances by turning around the financial management, firm handling of law an order to restore normalcy an steps to ensure that welfare schemes reached the targeted beneficiaries. He said that all this is possible with the help of a team of dedicated officials, he said. Apart from this award, the State also ranked 2 in education and 4 in attracting investments. India Today Editor-in-Charge Aroon Purie said that the study was per-cent based on performance.
- APSRTC union serves strike notice
Employees Union and RTC Telangana Mazdoor Union on Friday served notice on the Corporation's management saying they would go on strike from January 3 if the demands agree upon were not fulfilled. Regularization of the services of a majority of the conductors and drivers on contract, grant of interim relief on par with the State Government employees are among those of other demands. They recalled the agreement with the management on July 4, 2013 and wanted all of them be implemented.
Meanwhile, APSRTYC National Mazdoor Union announced that it would serve their strike notice to the management on December 224 and wanted implementation of the agreement the corporation had reached with the Union on July 28, 2012 and September 11, 2013.
- All India Kisan Sabha seeks monthly pension of Rs.3,000
The All India Kisan Sabha that met at Guntur sought a monthly Kisan pension of Rs.3,000 for farm hands and rural artisans who had attained 60 years of age. President of the Sabha said that some States such as Maharashtra, Haryana, Kerala and Goa had begun paying monthly pension to farm hands and demanded that the Centre and the State government should bear the financial costs. He said that it would approach al political parties at the Centre and in the State level to give priority to agricultural sectors in their election manifestos.
- Sub-Treasury official in ACB net
The Sub-Treasury Officer at Nellimala in Viziangaram district was trapped by the officials of the ACB at her office on Friday when she received a bribe of Rs.3,500 from a person for processing a bill an payment of arrears of family pension. The senior accountant at the office receives the amount and shared it with the STO. In another case, the VRO at Marappagua in Narnur mandal of Adilabad was also caught red-handed.