Hyderabad: The Telangana government on Sunday urged the Centre to commence the division of the Hyderabad High Court on a priority basis and create separate High Courts for the sibling States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
The State government blamed Andhra Pradesh government for the delay and also wanted the division of the law officers as per the AP Reorganisation Act, besides according permission for recruitment of new staff.
Housing and Law Minister A Indrakaran Reddy on Sunday called on Union Minister of State for Law PP Choudhary and urged him to commence the High Court division process immediately. He pointed out that the TS Assembly had passed a unanimous resolution for the division of the High Court and sent it to the Centre for necessary action. Choudhary assured him to examine the demand and take necessary steps in this direction.
Indrakaran Reddy informed the Union Minister that the TS government was ready to provide temporary accommodation for the AP High Court after the combined High Court was bifurcated. However, he blamed the AP government for not constructing a temporary structure for its High Court despite constructing the Interim Secretariat Complex, including Legislative Assembly, in Amaravati.
He also said even Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao took up the issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their meetings. Reddy also sought the release of funds from the Centre for the construction of new district court buildings.