AP employees divided over shifting to Amaravati by June 27

AP employees divided over shifting to Amaravati by June 27

AP employees divided over shifting to Amaravati by June 27

A section of panic-stricken Andhra Pradesh Secretariat employees have sought postponement of shifting to the new capital by a year.

The employees were given marching orders by the adamant state government to make them available at the yet to be completed interim-secretariat at remote Velagapudi village under the new capital region by June 27.

However, citing the impending academic year and domicile issues of their wards, they refused to move from Hyderabad.

The unrest that began on Friday with 500 of the secretariat employees holding a dharna and submitting a memorandum seeking at least an year’s time to the Chief Secretary Satya Praksh Tucker, continued on Saturday with at least half of the 25,000-strong AP employees stationed here refusing to move to uncertain future.  “When the state was divided we were given a road map, based on that we shifted to our side of the secretariat. Now there is no road map, no directions, no written orders,” rued an employee in the water resources department.

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