17 & 18.09.17 Andhra Pradesh (APPSC) Daily Current Affairs

 

Andhra Pradesh

 

  • Setback for AP as Centre can’t extend Section 108

 

  • The Union home ministry has said that Section 108 of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act (APRA) 2014 cannot be extended unless a situation comes where the Act needs to be amended. Extension of the section can be given only after amendment to the Act, the Union home ministry has clarified.
  • The twin Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana wanted a three-year extension of APRA’s section 108 to resolve inter-state issues. Both states, especially  AP, had been asking for extension to resolve the issue of sharing of assets falling under Schedule 9 and 10 of the reorganisation Act.

 

  • Andhra Pradesh officials said that the home ministry officials expressed helplessness in extending the term of section 108 as it can be done only if the APRA is amended in Parliament.

 

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