Andhra Pradesh is a state in southern India.
The Parliament has approved the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Bill and has made June 2, 2014 as appointed date for the formation of Telangana state and residual Andhra Pradesh. Protesting the decision, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy has tendered his resignation and President’s Rule was imposed in the State on March 1 and the Assembly was kept on suspended animation. Since Parliament ratification is required for President’s rule within two months of its imposition and since Parliament could not be convened in April and May due to the general elections, the Centre has decided to dissolve the Assembly, which would give it another two months to approach Parliament. On April 28, 2014 President Pranab Mukherjee gave his approval for dissolution of Andhra Pradesh Assembly.
Supreme Court of India refused to stay the proceedings of the bifurcation of the State. The court has posted the matter to August 20 for further hearing. The court was dealing with a bunch of petitions contending that the bifurcation was against the Constitution, law wasn’t followed and that the Sri Krishna Committee report considerations were not taken. May 5, 2014
Narasimhan has set May 15 as the deadline for officials to complete all formalities with regard to bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. The Governor accepted a high-level committee recommendations on the bifurcation related to Schedules IX and X of the AP State Reorganization Bill 2014. It was decided that 20 corporations based on essential services would be bifurcated immediately. May 5, 2014
Governor Narasimhan has approved proposals regarding allotting buildings in Secretariat to states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister will have his camp office at Lake View Guest House. The Jubilee Hill will be the Legislative Council for Andhra Pradesh. A, B, C, D blocks in Secretariat have been allotted to Telangana and H, K, L blocks to Andhra Pradesh. May 7, 2014
More than 10 lakh students had appeared for the first year examinations of Intermediate in 2014. The results were scheduled to be announced on April 23, but were postponed.
On 16 December 2015, the State Cabinet has approved the draft bill for Private Universities Act. The Act would allow universities of repute, both Indian and foreign, to set up universities in Andhra Pradesh. In the first phase, the State would ask 20 institutions in the country to set up universities in Andhra Pradesh. In the second phase, 15 foreign universities will be asked to set up universities in the State.
In April 2014, Andhra Pradesh has recorded highest growth in terms of milk production and per-captia milk availability. According to Assocham, Andhra Pradesh has produced 41 per cent of milk production and the per-captia milk availability is about 36%. Andhra Pradesh has produced over 1.1 million tonnes milk annually. It ranked third in the country. Apr 22, 2014
The net profit of Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank (APGVB) increased to Rs 180 crore in the financial year 2013-14. It was Rs 159 crore in the previous financial year. According to the bank, the business grew by Rs 2,228 crore and registered a growth of 18 per cent. The total business stood at Rs 14,687 crore.
Haryana government has agreed to a request from Andhra Pradesh state government to provide 276.83 MW power from Aravali Power Company at Jhajjar, Haryana. Governor ESL Narasimhan has earlier written to Union power ministry requesting for additional power to meet the summer demand. APCPL is already supplying 226.17 MW power to the State. Apr 24, 2014