This was indicated by the Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde stating that the government was considering two or three options on the status of Hyderabad city. Though it may be premature to say which model the Centre might finally pick for Hyderabad, Delhi model seems to be most likely to be followed. This model enables the Centre to keep home affairs in their fold and Hyderabad will remain as joint capital city for two states.
Reportedly according to the Home Ministry sources, one option is the Union Territory status. The other is National Capital Region (NCR) that is the arrangement in Delhi. While Delhi is the National Capital Region (NCR), Chandigarh is a Union Territory. In a Union Territory, there is an Administrator.
For instance, in the case of Chandigarh, the Punjab Governor officiates as the Administrator of Chandigarh. AICC general secretary in-charge of Andhra Pradesh Digvijay Singh had also in the past hinted that the Delhi model for Hyderabad was under the consideration of the Centre.
The Centre had to work out a mechanism for the administration of Hyderabad, as it would serve as joint capital for two states.The Congress Working Committee Resolution of July 30 had resolved that Hyderabad would be the joint capital for Telangana and the residuary state of Andhra Pradesh for a period of 10 years.
Since the Centre is working under the mandate of the CWC Resolution and since Hyderabad will be the joint capital for two states for 10 years, a mechanism for administration of Hyderabad has now become an issue, which the Centre has to address.
It is against this backdrop that the Centre is mulling the options available to it and while finalising the carving out of Telangana, it has to decide simultaneously on the model of administration in Hyderabad, which will serve as join capital for 10 years. Difference between the two models is that in the Union Territory, the entire administration of the Union Territory vests with the Centre.
Besides, there are no elective bodies, excepting an MP in a Union Territory. Revenue from the region goes to the Centre. The law and order is also directly under the Centre. On the other hand, in the National Capital Region (NCR), the revenues remain with the state. There are elective bodies, like the NCR has not only the Delhi Assembly but also the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and New Delhi Metropolitan Council (NDMC).
Centre is also considering to ensure equal opportunities in education and employment for Seemandhra people in Hyderabad city as long as it continue as the joint capital.