Update: For the many people of Telangana, the dream will come true on 2 June 2014 as the 29th state of India will come into existence. As part of the overall agreement, the remaining region of Seemandhra will be given a Special Category status for five years. At the same time, Hyderabad will function as the joint capital of the two states for the next ten years.
Steps involved in the formation of Telangana
After the Congress Working Committee (CWC) has cleared the formation of Telangana as a new state, following are the steps that will be involved in its actual existence:
- Union government will refer to the state legislature to seek its views on formation of a separate state of Telangana.
- To address all the issues of Telangana and Seemandhra including the sharing of water, revenue, land, power, assets and liabilities, the Union Cabinet will set up a Group of Ministers on the basis of the proposal.
- The Union Cabinet will then ask the Union Law Ministry to draft a bill that will be will be sent to the President, requesting him to refer it to the State Legislature under Article 3 of the Constitution.
- The State Legislature will have 30 days to consider the draft bill and give its views and over the next seven days, it will be vetted by the law ministry.
- After this, the government-approved draft bill will be sent to the President. Parliament will then have to pass the bill in both the Houses by a simple majority.
- The final step: It will go back to the President for notification.