Tuesday, April 11, 2017
The Minsiter of State for Planning Rao Inderjit Singh told the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday that the government has no plans to grant Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh.
Replying to a call attention motion of Congress MP KVP Ramachandra Rao who wanted convening of a meeting of National Development Council to discuss the necessity for constituane of the concept of SCS.
The members of the Congress, the Left and the Trinamool Congress staged a walkout. The Union Minister as said instead of criticizing the government they should ensure fiscal discipline in their respective States and develop them utilizing the extra Rs.1.78 lakh ore that the Centre had given through the Finance Commission.
The Minister said that the basic principle for according SCS was the approval from the NDC. ‘As far as AP is concerned, there was no endorsement, approval from the NDC.. We are not giving SCS to Andhra Pradesh, he said.