Hyderabad, September 30: The Telangana State government issued an ordinance transferring all the pending cases of Telangana in Andhra Pradesh Administrative Tribunal (APAT) to the joint High Court at Hyderabad.
The Telangana government observed that it doesn't need administrative tribunal and requested the Centre to issue a notification in this regard. Following this, the Centre issued a gazette notification on September 15, clarifying that Telangana will not come under the purview of APAT.
After which, the Telangana government issued the ordinance. According to this, all pending cases of the State would be heared in High Court. The petitioners will get the information of cases through this court only.
The Governor has issued the ordinance since Legislative assembly meetings were not conducted. Meanwhile advocates B Kiran Kumar and P.V. Krishnaiah filed separate petitions in the High Court challenging the exemption of Telangana from APAT.
After hearing Telangana AG K. Ramakrishna Reddy's arguments, the High Court temporary judge justice Ramesh Ranganathan and justice Durgaprasad Rdo said the court will stay the Centre's orders if a legal decision was not taken in this regard.