Governor of Andhra Pradesh got additional charge of Governor of Telangana

May 29, 2014 18:57 IST

ESL NarasimhanPranab Mukherjee, the President of India on 28 May 2014 appointed ESL Narasimhan, the Governor of Andhra Pradesh, to discharge the functions of the Governor of Telangana, in addition to his own duties until a permanent arrangement is made. The above appointment will take effect from the date he assumes charge of his office.

Narasimhan got the additional responsibility five days ahead of formal bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh on 2 June 2014. He will be serving Telangana until a permanent arrangement is made.

The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act seeks for a common Governor for a time period that will be determined by the President. The two reasons to have a common Governor

  • Even after bifurcation, the symbiosis between the two states is likely to continue. This is because Hyderabad will be the common capital for both the States for 10 years. The time limit of 10 years will enable Andhra Pradesh to build its own capital. There has been no such precedent anywhere else in the country.
  • There is a need for arrangement to address the safety and security of people of Seemandhra settled in Hyderabad and Secundrabad. As the Act has mentioned that the Governor will be responsible for the security of the life, liberty and property of people who reside in these two cities

Even after bifurcation, the two states will have a common High Court until a sperate High Court is established for Andhra Pradesh.

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