Hyderabad: The Union government has made an amendment in the notification issued by the ministry of personnel, public grievances, and pensions relating to the request raised by the Andhra Pradesh government over the abolition of the Andhra Pradesh administrative tribunal (APAT).

According to the latest amendment, the notification shall be deemed to have come into effect from 14 January 2020, chief secretary Nilam Sawhney said. “In the notification published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, part II, section 3, sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 30 (E) dated 14 January 2020 which have rescinded the notification number G.S.R 928 (E), dated 26 October 1989, due to typographical error, it was mentioned that the government of Andhra Pradesh after obtaining the concurrence of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh had made a request for abolition of the Andhra Pradesh administrative tribunal.

A necessary amendment is required to be made retrospectively from the date of notification to correct the said typographical error. It is certified that none will be adversely affected by the retrospective effect being given to the amendment notification,” he explained.

Accordingly, the notification is republished in the AP gazette, the chief secretary said, adding that the notification shall be deemed to have come into effect from 14 January 2020. It may be recalled that former IFS officer P. Mallikarjuna Rao and former IPS officer M. Malakondaiah were appointed as administrative members of APAT in July last year. However, with the latest gazette notification, their positions as administrative members of APAT lost relevance.

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