Srikrishna Committee on Telangana or the Committee for Consultations on the Situation in Andhra Pradesh (CCSAP) is a committee headed by former chief justice B. N. Srikrishna to look into the demand for separate statehood for Telangana or keep the State united in the present form, Andhra Pradesh. The committee was constituted by the Government of India on 3 February 2010 and submitted its report on 30 December 2010 to the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The Srikrishna Committee solicited suggestions and views from political parties, social organisations, and other stakeholders. The committee received over 60,000 petitions by the deadline of 10 April. The committee began personal interactions with the various stakeholders, including the political parties on 16 April. The committee met with the leaders of TRS, PRP, CPI, MIM,TDP,and various organisations from throughout Andhra Pradesh. On 6 July, Telangana congress legislators and ministers met with the Srikrishna committee and made arguments in favour of the formation of Telangana state.
The committee's report suggested 6 options of which options 1 through 4 were advised to be not feasible. The Fifth option is to bifurcate the State into Telangana with Hyderabad as its capital and Seemandhra which is to have a new capital city. The Committee noted that "Separation is recommended only in case it is unavoidable and if this decision can be reached amicably amongst all the three regions." (Page 454) The Sixth and the option that the Committee recommended as the "way forward" is to keep the state and "establishment of a statutory and empowered Telangana Regional Council with adequate transfer of funds, functions and functionaries in keeping with the spirit of Gentlemen's Agreement of 1956" (Page 454)
Criticism of the Sri Krishna Committee report includes that it compared regions (Seema-Andhra vs Telangana), not people (Seema-Andhrites vs Telanganites). The State government did not or could not provide all the data the committee asked for; they had only 10 years worth of data.
The Telangana JAC steering committee, comprising experts from different fields, studied the Sri Krishana Committee report and came to the conclusion that the report was a " bunch of lies", while proponents of the United State Movement, including Samaikhya Andhra JAC and the Praja Rajyam party, welcomed the recommendations of the committee.
Economist and former Planning Commission member C. H. Hanumantha Rao said that the Srikrishna Committee's recommendations are at variance with its own analysis. He said the committee did not study the reasons for the failures of earlier protections, and how future protections will do justice to Telangana. He said that even while the committee's own analysis and data supports the formation of an independent Telangana, it only recommended this as the second-best option.
In January, a petition was filed pleading to declare the Committee Report as 'invalid' since it did not make public the contents of the eighth chapter of its report, which deals with the law and order situation. The Attorney General of India arguing the case said that the Report was only a committee submitting its advice and the Union government was not obliged to act on its recommendation. The central government submitted that the contents would not be made public since it was a privileged document under Sections 123 and 124 of the Indian Evidence Act of 1872. On 17 February, the justice hearing this case said "It is unfortunate that this report and its related exercise was presided over by a former judge of the Supreme Court... this committee has spent Rs 400 million of public money for preparing its report. Any person with a semblance of faith in the system of democracy would lose faith in it. The report prepared by the front office of an MP would have been more sensible than this report. Even the high command of a political party would have hesitated to prepare such a report"
Srikrishna committee report on Telengana Problem, which was made public on 7 January 2011, favoured united Andhra Pradesh. It recommended six options to solve the Telangana problem while stating that a continuing demand for a separate Telangana deserves some attention and it is not entirely unjustified. The options are as following:1.The Srikrishna committee report suggested that a united Andhra Pradesh with constitutional measures for empowerment of Telengana region would be the most workable option on the Telangana issue. A statutory empowered Telangana regional council could be created to meet the demands of Telangana region.2.The Srikrishna committee report on Telangana issue said that the second best option is to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh into Telangana and Seema Andhra with Hyderabad as capital of Telangana and a new capital for Seema Andhra.3.The Srikrishna committee report suggested other options as well which included bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh into Telangana and Seemaandhra with Hyderabad as a union territory and the two states getting their own capitals later on.4.The Srikrishna committee report also suggested that Andhra should be bifurcated into Rayala Telengana and coastal Andhra region and making Hyderabad an integral part of Rayala Telangana.5.The Srikrishna committee report advised other option like bifurcating Andhra Pradesh into Seema Andhra and Telangana and declaring enlarged Hyderabad Metropolis as a separate union territory.6.The committee also brought forward the option to maintain the status quo. However, the committee termed it as the least favoured and impractical solution to the Telangana problem.
Impact of Srikrishna Committee ReportPro-Telengana groups have called for state wide bandhs and announced plans to launch agitations. The report also stirred the Gorkhaland issue once again with Gorkha Janmukti Morcha declaring that they would settle with nothing less than Gorkhaland as a separate state.
I am fromArmoor, Nizamabad. Zone (V )and Zone (V1) come under Telangana region. Heavy violations in 610 GO occured in this region. But ironically the report says majority of violations occured by our Telanganotes only. Zone V people of Telangana , transferred to zone V1 region of Telangana and viceversa. We need to carefully check whether what TRS party claims is entirely true? or not. Above report also implies that 610 GO violation occured in Andhra and rayalaseema also. how that will affect telangana. seems time has come to check TRS , what they said is entirely true or not. 2b1af7f3a8