7-point reference for T panel

Government on Friday announced a seven-point terms of reference (ToR) for the Telangana committee, saying the panel will consult all sections of people in Andhra Pradesh, especially political parties, on the demand of a separate state.

The five-member committee, headed by Justice (Retd) B.N. Srikrishna, will "examine the situation in Andhra Pradesh with reference to demand for a separate state of Telangana as well as the demand for maintaining the present status of united Andhra Pradesh.

"It will review the development in the state since its formation and their impact on the progress and development of different regions of the state," the ToR said.

The committee, which includes Ranbir Singh, Abusaleh Shariff, Ravinder Kaur and former home secretary Vinod K. Duggal as member-secretary, "will examine the impact of the recent developments in the state on the different sections of the people such as women, children, students, minorities, SCs and STs".

It has been asked to submit its report by December 31 this year.(PTI)

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