In a significant move, the Telangana government, led by Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy, decided to change the state’s abbreviation from ‘TS’ to ‘TG.’ This decision, made during a state cabinet meeting, reflects a shift in the state’s identity and is set to replace the existing abbreviation in the Union government’s gazette.
The origin of the ‘TS’ abbreviation dates back to 2014, when the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government, following its own inclinations, chose it without adhering to any specific rules. Minister D. Sridhar Babu highlighted that this decision lacked rationale and rhyme, and the shift to ‘TG’ aligns with Chief Minister Revanth Reddy’s commitment made during the election campaign. Reddy emphasized that the initial choice of ‘TS’ was influenced by the TRS party’s preferences and was not in line with the standard practice across other states.
Following this alteration, vehicle registration numbers will now feature ‘TG’ as a prefix, signifying a visual representation of the state’s renewed identity.
In addition to the change in the state’s abbreviation, the Cabinet made several other significant decisions. The Telangana Talli statue will undergo modifications to better reflect the sentiments of the people, and the state song will be replaced by Andesri’s “Jai Jai Ho Telangana.” A new state emblem will be designed in collaboration with all stakeholders.
Moreover, the Cabinet announced that the state assembly session will commence from February 8. The Governor’s speech has received approval, and two additional guarantees have been introduced, offering gas cylinders for Rs. 500 and free power up to 200 units for households. In a move towards comprehensive governance, the Cabinet also greenlit a caste census in the state.
Other notable decisions include the establishment of the Kodangal Area Development Authority, the upgrading of 65 government industrial training institutes (ITIs) to advanced technology centers, the allocation of 100 acres of land for the construction of the High Court, and the formulation of guidelines for granting remission to convicts. These decisions collectively reflect a proactive approach by the Telangana government to address various aspects of governance and state identity.
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