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PRC GO: AP officials approach High Court for Cancellation:- The government officials of Andhra Pradesh have been strongly opposing the GO of PRC that was finalized during the latest cabinet meeting. The GO was approved by the state cabinet. The government officials announced that they would head for a strike if the GO is not withdrawn. The AP government invited the officials for talks but the officials refused to attend the talks before the GO of PRC gets cancelled. A writ petition was filed in the Andhra Pradesh High Court by the AP Gazetted Officers’ Joint Action Committee chairman K.V. Krishnaiah on the revised pay scales. A Division Bench comprising Justices Ahsanuddin Amanullah and B.S. Bhanumathi will reveal their decision today.
The officials appeared before the High Court with black badges and protested against the government of Andhra Pradesh. The officials stated that the GO is contrary to the provisions of AP Reorganization Act, 2014. The officials will serve notices to Chief Secretary Sameer Sharma that they would head for a strike on February 7th. The Cabinet of AP passed a resolution on January 21st to implement the GO. Though they offered to negotiate with the officials, they are not in a mood to head for talks before the GO is cancelled or put on hold. The move of Andhra Pradesh government is awaited.