Decentralisation Bill Tabled In AP Assembly



AMARAVATI: Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of all Regions Bill 2020 which provides for the creation of three capital cities to usher in decentralisation of development was tabled in the Assembly on the first day of the three-day special Assembly session here on Monday.


Moving the Bill, Finance Minister Buggana Rajendernath said, the Bill proposes to have a Legislative Capital at Amaravati Executive Capital and Raj Bhavan at Visakhapatnam and Judicial Capital at Kurnool to fulfill the aspirations of all regions.


The decision was arrived at after careful consideration of facts and lessons history has taught us and the recommendations of various Committees with people of eminence in their chosen fields starting from Faisal Ali Commission to the latest recommendations High Power Committee.


All the Committees, including Sivaramakrishnan Committee, had unanimously voted for decentralisation of development and not to take any steps to harm the ecological balance of the State.


Sivaramakrishnan Committee has even vetoed the present region for Capital.


Setting aside all the Committee Reports, the previous TDP government focused only on one area and has put all development in one basket and has the dubious distinction of resorting to insider trading with Chandrababu Naidu's family members, his inner circle, coterie and his cabinet colleagues, coming from far and wide, buying land in the periphery of the yet to be announced capital region.


This is breach of oath on part of Chandrababu Naidu for leaking the information of the location of capital even before it was officially announced.


Decentralisation is a concept which was advocated in 1937 itself by the Sri Bagh pact which is reflecting in the decentralisation development which is the spirit of the Bill.

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