SC accepts Undavalli's petition on AP reorganisation

Since the reorganisation process has already been completed, an amendment petition was filed seeking to take precautions in the future.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  8 April 2022 2:04 PM GMT
SC accepts Undavallis petition on AP reorganisation

Amaravati: The Supreme Court has accepted a petition filed by former MP Undavalli Arun Kumar regarding the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act 2014 and the partition process. Undavalli had earlier filed a petition seeking rules on the division of the state. He had said that the Centre should formulate some regulations regarding the reorganisation. He had approached the Supreme Court alleging that mistakes had been made in the AP Reorganisation Act and that the partition process had not gone well.

Since the reorganisation process has already been completed, an amendment petition was filed seeking to take precautions in the future.

Advocate Prashanth Bhushan raised the matter before the Chief Justice of India, Justice N.V Ramana. He recalled that it had been a long time since the petition had been filed. Considering this, the CJI agreed to hold a speedy inquiry into the matter. The tribunal directed the registry to see that the petition was kept the following week.

What is AP Reorganisation Act?

This Act of the Indian Parliament bifurcated the state of Andhra Pradesh into Telangana and the residuary Andhra Pradesh state as an outcome of the Telangana movement. The Act defined the boundaries of the two states and determined how the assets and liabilities were to be divided.The Act requires the state of Andhra Pradesh to initiate activities related to the creation of successor states, including the apportionment of assets, liabilities, employees, and contracts between the two successor states.

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