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HP staked claim over its share in Chandigarh Administration posts: Thakur

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

today sought 7.19 per cent share in posts of for the hill state's officers, with saying the state would also stake claim for its share over generated from power projects run by (BBMB).

Till 1993, officials from used to work in on deputation

"We have staked our claim (on Chandigarh). Earlier, also this matter had been discussed. When and 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) 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 said his government would also take up the issue of its 7.19 per cent share in generated from power projects run by (BBMB) with the governments of Punjab, and Rajasthan, to get the matter expedited.

Himachal Pradesh has been demanding its share in generated from BBMB power projects for long.

In 2011, the had upheld the state's claim of 7.19 per cent share in BBMB power projects located in Himachal Pradesh's territory under the Reorganisation Act 1966.

The state had worked out over Rs 4,000 crore of arrears as per 7.19 per cent share which was to be paid by Punjab, and

"We have good relations all states but we are talking about our share. Some progress has been made in this direction. Yesterday, the had come to Shimla and discussed this matter officially. I wanted to meet the 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 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, 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, and even Former Himachal Pradesh chief minister had once demanded royalty for power projects but it was not taken seriously at that time.

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First Published: Wed, April 18 2018. 21:45 IST