Himachal Pradesh today sought 7.19 per cent share in posts of Chandigarh Administration for the hill state's officers, with chief minister Jai Ram Thakur saying the state would also stake claim for its share over electricity generated from power projects run by Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB).
Till 1993, officials from Himachal Pradesh used to work in Chandigarh administration on deputation
"We have staked our claim (on Chandigarh). Earlier, also this matter had been discussed. When Haryana and Himachal Pradesh were carved out of the then Punjab, this issue was discussed and finalised," he said.
"Our share of 7.19 per cent in (posts of) Chandigarh Administration had not been taken up effectively. But we will raise this issue in the coming time without getting into any sort of confrontation," Thakur said.
The chief minister said his government would also take up the issue of its 7.19 per cent share in electricity generated from power projects run by Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) with the governments of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, to get the matter expedited.
Himachal Pradesh has been demanding its share in electricity generated from BBMB power projects for long.
"We have good relations all states but we are talking about our share. Some progress has been made in this direction. Yesterday, the Haryana chief secretary had come to Shimla and discussed this matter officially. I wanted to meet the Punjab chief minister today, but he was not here. We are trying to find a solution," Thakur said.
"We are planning to raise the issue of our claim with Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. We will raise our demand as per the SC directions. We will get this matter expedited," he told reporters here.
"We have been demanding it. But till now, Punjab is not ready because the amount (of claim) is big," he said.
Over seeking any royalty for water supply, Thakur said, "Water flows from Himachal Pradesh to Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and even Delhi. Former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Shanta Kumar had once demanded royalty for power projects but it was not taken seriously at that time.
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