SriKrishna committee

Srikrishna committee on Telangana

Srikrishna Committee was being set up on pursuant to the “statements made on December 9, 2009 and December 23, 2009 and the meeting with the eight recognized political parties of Andhra Pradesh on January 5, 2010.”

Government of India after holding consultations with eight recognized political parties on the telangana issue has set up the Srikrishna Committee to study the current situation in Andhra Pradesh on February 3.  Srikrishna Committee was formed to study the political and social issues that are plaguing the state of Andhra Pradesh. The main purpose of Sri Krishna committee is to give suggestions and recommendations on the demand for separate state of telangana.

Srikrishna Committee started taking opinions from all quarters of public on the topics of United Andhra, Telangana and Hyderabad.

Committee has requested to send public opinion to Srikrishna committee at .  Committee also suggested public to send there opinions through post and phone (011-21022330) Fax (011-23022444).  But the committee informed public that the suggestions are accepted till April 2010.

Mails are requested from the general public to the following address

Member Secretary

Room No. 248, Vignan Bhavan Annexe,

Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi

Sri Krishna Committee is headed by the former Supreme Court judge of India, Justice B.N. Sri Krishna.

The other members of Sri Krishna committee are (Professor Dr. Ranbir Singh, Vice-Chancellor, National Law University) (Dr. Ms Ravinder Kaur, Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT, Delhi), (Dr. Abusaleh Shariff, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute, Delhi) (Vinod K. Duggal, former Home Secretary, who will also function as its Member-Secretary. Mr. Duggal is also a member of the Justice Punchhi Commission on Centre-State relations.

The following are the seven-point Terms of Reference of the Sri Krishna Committee:

(1) To examine the situation in the State of Andhra Pradesh with reference to the demand for a separate State of Telangana as well as the demand for maintaining the present status of a united Andhra Pradesh.

(2) To review the developments in the State since its formation and their impact on the progress and development of the different regions of the State.

(3) To examine the impact of the recent developments in the State on the different sections of the people such as women, children, students, minorities, other backward classes, scheduled castes and scheduled tribes.

(4) To identify the key issues that must be addressed while considering the matters mentioned in items (1), (2) and (3) above.

(5) To consult all sections of the people, especially the political parties, on the aforesaid matters and elicit their views; to seek from the political parties and other organizations a range of solutions that would resolve the present difficult situation and promote the welfare of all sections of the people; to identify the optimal solutions for this purpose; and to recommend a plan of action and a road map.

(6) To consult other organizations of civil society such as industry, trade, trade unions, farmers’ organisations, women’s organisations and students’ organisations on the aforesaid matters and elicit their views with specific reference to the all round development of the different regions of the State.

(7) To make any other suggestion or recommendation that the Committee may deem appropriate.