The departments that remained undivided or divided without mutual consent, in the bifurcated states have been facing a critical situation as they are unable to understand whose orders to follow. It was learned that several departments are being pressurized by both the states to follow the instructions passed to them.
The major brunt is being faced by the boards like AP State Council of Higher Education, Board of Intermediate Education-AP, AP State Remote Sensing Applications Centre (APSRSAC), AP Building and others.
APSCHE and BIE are confused on whom to follow as the Andhra Pradesh government has been forcing them to conduct joint exams of Intermediate and Eamcet while the Telangana government issued orders to conduct separate exams for the state.
Similar confusions are existed in other departments too as the funds in the departments are undivided.
A senior officer in the Board of Intermediate Education or BIE said, “If we accept the orders of one government, we are facing the wrath of the other. The ministers and officials are taking us to task for not complying with their orders. This has been causing severe delays in initiating the exam process. If both the governments fail to give clarity on these issues, it will not be possible to conduct the exams on time in March”.