Hyderabad, Feb 4 (IANS) The Telangana government on Sunday decided to change the state’s abbreviation to ‘TG’ from the current ‘TS’.
The decision was taken at the state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy.
After the Cabinet decision, ‘TG’ will replace ‘TS’ in the Union Government Gazette.
After the formation of Telangana in 2014, the TRS government had opted for ‘TS’ as the state abbreviation.
Briefing the media about the decisions taken by the Cabinet, Minister D. Sridhar Babu said that the previous government did not follow any rules and rhymes and decided to go with ‘TS’ as per its whims.
Following this decision, vehicle registration numbers will now have ‘TG’ as a prefix.
The cabinet decision was taken to implement an announcement made by Revanth Reddy during the election campaign. He had said that ‘TG’ was replaced by ‘TS’ only to suit the TRS party. No other state in the country has ‘state’ in the alphabetic component of the vehicle registration number, he had pointed out.
The Cabinet also decided to change the Telangana Talli statue to reflect the sentiments of the people of Telangana. He decided to adopt Andesri’s ‘Jai Jai Ho Telangana’ as the state song. It was also decided to design a new state emblem in consultation with all stakeholders.
The Council of Ministers decided to carry out the session of the State Assembly from February 8. He approved the governor’s speech. It was also decided to implement two more guarantees after debate in the Assembly.
These guarantees are gas cylinders for Rs.500 and free power up to 200 units for households.
The cabinet also decided to conduct the caste census in the state. Notification to Kodangal Area Development Authority, upgradation of 65 government ITIs as Advanced Technology Centres, allotment of 100 acres of land for construction of High Court and formulation of guidelines for granting remission to convicts were the other key decisions taken.