GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Home Affairs
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2782
TO BE ANSWERED ON 29.07.2009 / SRAVANA 7, 1931 (SAKA)
Granting Special Status to a Part of Erstwhile State of Hyderabad.
SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether it is a fact that the people of Karnataka have been requesting for a special status to the region which was a part of erstwhile State of Hyderabad before 1956, under Atricle 371 of the Constitution at par with Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh which was also a part of the then State of Hyderabad and has been given a special status under Article 371D of the Constitution; and
(b) if so, by when the necessary Constitutional amendment is proposed to be introduced in Parliament?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI AJAY MAKEN)
(a): A proposal was received from Government of Karnataka to amend Article 371 of the Constitution of India to provide region-wise reservation in employment and admission to educational institutions in Karnataka, including Hyderabad-Karnataka region, on the lines of provisions in Article 371 D of the Constitution of India in respect of Andhra Pradesh.
(b): No definite timeframe can be specified in this regard.