Once again 'Local Status' issue has come to fore between two telugu states. Recently Central government has cleared the file which has an amendment to Presidential Order under Article 371(D) issued in 1975. With the new rule approved by the central government people who already had local status in Telangana will be eligible to get local status in Andhra Pradesh if they relocate to residual state of AP before June 2, 2017.
The decision was taken by central government after repeated requests from AP government and CM Chandrababu Naidu. Naidu wrote letters to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh requesting modification of the Presidential Order. After continuous follow ups from Naidu the file have received the consent from the Prime Minister's Office On Tuesday and it was sent to president approval. Now Telanagana government has raised objections on the amendment and asked centre to stop the proceedings.Telangana Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma who held discussion with KCR on Wednesday sent a letter to the Centre asking to stop the notification.
Telangana government has requested the centre for a draft copy of the amendment. In his letter the Chief secretary expressed concerns over the amendment and said it may lead to exploitation of local status in Hyderabad. As per the new amendment People with local status in Telangana will also get local status in AP after shifting to residual state. TS Government expressed concerns on this and said it's difficult to identify those people who claim local status in both the states. It's known that Local status has become a major concern for AP employees who planning to shift to Andhra.