Public Service Commissions locked in fresh row
Narendra Ch | 13 Feb 2015

A fresh row erupted between public service commissions of both the Telugu states as the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) accusing Andhra Pradesh State Public Service Commission (APPSC) for not sharing office files and furniture.

A mild tension prevailed at the TSPSC Bhavan yesterday as about 90 employees of TSPSC staged a dharna at the administration room of APPSC.The work came to a standstill as employees of TSPSC locked down latter's administration room. 

Protesting employees said that they had been pursuing the matter of sharing files with the APPSC officials for the last 10 days and all their efforts went in vain. A TSPSC employee said files which were with TSPSC were handed over to APPSC long ago. "According to a GO, all files will be shared between both the commissions.

During the process, we have also shared some files. But now the APPSC officials are refusing to share the files and want to delay the process of job notification of TSPSC," said Pavan Kumar Goud, secretary, TSPSC Employees' Association.

An employee of the TSPSC said with no files in place they got nothing to do. "How can we work without files? We are getting paid for doing nothing," the employee added. Employees of the commissions have entered into a truce after the intervention of secretaries of both the commissions.

"Due to differences among the nodal officers of both commissions, the issue surfaced. Besides, some files are pending with the government. As a result, the commission could not share with TSPSC. The issue has been resolved after intervention of both commissions' secretaries and administrative office was unlocked by TSPSC employees," Ramesh, president, APPSC employees' association said.