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Vital Issue:An all-party meeting chaired by Home Minister P. Sabita Indra Reddy in Hyderabad on Tuesday.
HYDERABAD: The State government will announce its decision on the conduct of written examination and other process for selection of sub-inspectors and reserve sub-inspectors in the Zone VI on Wednesday.
An all-party meeting convened by Home Minister P. Sabita Indra Reddy on Tuesday to find an amicable solution to the controversy surrounding the recruitment ended inconclusively.
The Opposition parties firmly demanded that the government put the process on hold pending deletion of Clause 14 (f) of Presidential Order declaring Hyderabad as free zone for police recruitment and including it in Zone VI (five districts in Telangana), but the Home Minister declined to give any assurance.
The government convened the meeting following the outcry over going ahead with the recruitment when the Centre was yet to act on the Assembly's resolution for making the State capital as part of Zone VI.
Briefing reporters later, Ms. Sabita, along with Home Secretary P. Gautam Kumar and DGP K. Aravinda Rao, said a final decision on conducting the examination would be taken after consulting Chief Minister K. Rosaiah, who is away on a tour. Stopping the process would inconvenience over 20,000 students who were appearing for the exams.
Allaying apprehensions about the “injustice” to Telangana youth, she said the notified posts would be filled by those from Zone VI comprising five districts of Telangana, barring Hyderabad. There were 348 vacancies in Hyderabad and these were already set aside in view of the delay in deletion of Clause 14 (f). They would be notified once the issue was cleared.
The Telugu Desam, BJP, PR, Lok Satta and CPI (Marxist) expressed concern that continuation of recruitment when the free zone clause was still operational would lead to legal complications.
Aspirants who were waiting since 2008 could easily wait for a few more months till the Presidential Order was amended.
The Home Minister remained non-committal on the Opposition's demand for leading an all-party delegation to mount pressure on the Centre to amend the order. N. Uttam Kumar Reddy (Congress), P. Chandrasekhar (TDP), Eatala Rajender, T. Harish Rao (both TRS) and K. Laxman (BJP), Jayaprakash Narayan (Lok Satta), P. Gowtham (PR) and J. Ranga Reddy (CPI-M) attended the meeting.
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