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Andhra Pradesh State Reorganization-Documentation of the Process adopted by the Advisory Committee for division of the State Cadre employees

The Andhra Pradesh State was bifurcated to form the Telangana State on 2nd June 2014. As a result, the erstwhile united Andhra Pradesh State was to be reorganised and the state’s assets, liabilities, resources, personnel, representatives etc., had to be apportioned between the two successor states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. An important element of this reorganisation was the division of employees in the state and for this reason, the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act calls for the setting up of an Advisory Committee. Of all the employees, only the All India Services (AIS) employees and the State Cadre employees are liable for transfer and therefore, separate Advisory Committees have been set up for each. All the employees belonging to the territorial cadres, if located in one successor state, are deemed to have been allocated to that state. Of these, the division of State Cadre employees is very crucial as they can only be transferred in the state that they are finally allocated to. While reorganising the Headquarters and other State Departments, the State Cadre Personnel are most affected relative to the AIS or the territorial cadres. For a state like Telangana, that has experienced an intense agitation lasting decades for opportunities and development of the people and the region, such a reorganisation needs to be executed with great care and impartiality to prevent unrest and violent protests in the future. The General Administration Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh, that was responsible for this division, along with the Centre for Good Governance (CGG), made extensive use of technology to computerize the entire process and successfully carried out the division of State Cadre employees between the successor states. A web portal was designed particularly for this purpose where the Heads of Departments and the employees were to input the relevant information at various stages. All the related Government Orders (G.Os), Guidelines, Circulars, Tentative and Final Allocation lists were uploaded online for everyone to access. This whole process made the collection and verification of particulars extremely easy. The division was entirely technology-driven, where the computer program determined the allocation, which therefore allowed for negligible errors or tampering. Only few changes in the administration were made for convenience and relevance. This allocation has been much more transparent, efficient, unbiased and accountable resulting only in a minimal, and an almost negligible, proportion of dissatisfied employees. With the use of technology, the time required and the costs incurred have been slashed to a large extent. This computerisation and the technology-driven process has resulted in the successful allocation of over 55,000 state cadre employees where only a few administrative and political barriers remain. Considering the fact that this allocation has had little adverse impact on the General Administration and functioning of either successor states and has helped them to keep up their high pace of growth in those sensitive socio-political conditions, a need for documentation of such a process was recognized for replication in future reorganisations.