Vijayawada – In a setback for the Andhra Pradesh Government, the High Court has upheld the directives of the single judge regarding the relocation of offices to Visakhapatnam. The High Court bench, on Friday, clarified that it cannot revoke the orders issued by the single judge and indicated that a decision on who would hear the appeal will be made soon. The ongoing hearing focuses on the relocation of capital offices and the Camp Office to Visakhapatnam, with the Government’s Advocate General presenting arguments.
During the proceedings, the court instructed the Government to furnish details on the number of offices, officers moving to Visakhapatnam, and the designated area for the proposed relocation. The case originated from petitions filed by farmers who asserted that the State Government’s capital shift was veiled as development for Uttar Andhra.
Earlier, the single judge bench of the High Court had referred the petitions to a three-judge bench. The YSRCP Government assured the court that the offices would not be relocated until the three-judge bench issues its orders, maintaining the status quo.