Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will leave for Delhi on Friday to get the Centre's approval for the new zonal system aimed at government employment in the state.
"The CM will himself monitor the whole process of obtaining clearance and approval for the zonal system," said a statement from the Chief Minister's office.
KCR, as Rao is popularly known, feels that the new zonal system is required to ensure fruits of achieving the statehood reach the local people.
"The CM feels that the Telangana youth will get more opportunities because of formation of 31 new districts and implementation of 95% reservations to locals," the statement said.
The state government created the new zonal system to enable 95% reservations in all employment opportunities to the locals. The Ministry of Law and the Ministry of Home Affairs have positively responded to the proposal.
The state cabinet had approved the new zonal system in May this year. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief had taken up the issue with Modi during a meeting on June 15.
During the meeting in May, KCR had said that there would be seven zones and two multi-zones.
‚ÄúThe CM said that the decision of the Government is in tune with providing adequate benefits to those living in their local areas and also against the backdrop of formation of small districts. Following the formation of Telangana State and subsequent reorganization of districts raising their number to 31 it has become all the necessary to reorganize the zonal system also,‚ÄĚ the Telangana government said in a press note at the time.
The first zone is the Kaleshwaram zone, which includes Kumarambheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Peddapalli and Jayashankar Bhupalapally district, with a population of 28,29,615. Basara Zone or Zone 2 includes Adilabad, Nirmal, Nizamabad and Jagtial district, with a population 39,74,829.
Zone 3, dubbed Rajanna, includes 43,09,866 people in the districts of Karimnagar, Siddipet, Rajanna Siricilla, Kamareddy and Medak, while Zone 4, titled Bhadradri includes the districts of Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam, Mahabubabad, Warangal Urban and Warangal Rural, with a population of 50,44,844 people.
Zone 5 is the Yadadri zone and includes Suryapet, Nalgonda, Yadadri Bhuvanagiri and Jangaon districts with a population of 40,23,800. The most populated zone is Zone 6 (Charminar), which includes the districts of Medchal-Malkajigiri, Hyderabad, Rangareddy and Sangareddy, consisting of 1,03,57,289 people.
The last zone is ‚ÄėJogulamba‚Äô, which includes the districts of Vikarabad, Mahabubnagar, Jogulamba Gadwal, Wanaparthy and Nagarkurnool, with a population of 44,63,431.
The zones of Kaleswaram, Basara, Rajanna and Bhadradri come under Multi Zone One, while zones Yadadri, Charminar and Jogulamba come under Multi Zone Two.