AK Khan is likely to visit Tamil Nadu soon to take up the study and direct the government on the Muslim quota.
Hyderabad: Mr A.K. Khan, who pensioned off as director-general of the ACB on December 31, was on Sunday selected adviser on minority welfare.
Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao give out orders to this effect on Sunday, taking the numeral of advisers to nine as well as former chief secretary Rajiv Sharma as chief adviser.
The government already has Mr A.K. Goel (planning and energy), Mr R. Vidyasagar Rao (irrigation), Mr A. Rama Lakshman (welfare), Mr K.V. Ramana Chary (culture, tourism, endowments, youth and media affairs), Mr B.V. Papa Rao (policy and institutional development), Mr G.R. Reddy (finance) and Mr G. Vivekananda (inter-state affairs) advising it on various issues.
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The conclusion supposed significance in the backdrop of the TRS government making efforts to bring a law to upsurge quota for Muslims from existing four per cent to 12 per cent. The government has selected the BC Commission, which conducted public hearings on growing quota for Muslims and is in the process of submitting a report to the rule.
Mr Rao asked officers to visit Tamil Nadu to study in what way that government was implementing 69 per cent part, which is more than the Supreme Court stipulated booking limit of 50 per cent. TS already has full quota of 50 per cent and increase in quota for Muslims and STs to 12 per cent each would take the total to 64 per cent.
Mr Khan is likely to visit Tamil Nadu presently to take up the study and advise the TS government on the processes to increase quota for Muslims to confirm that no legal problems crop up.