Section 86 in The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014

Title: Staff of the Management Board

Description: (1) The Board shall employ such staff as it may consider necessary for the efficient discharge of its functions under this Act and such staff shall, at the first instance, be appointed on deputation from the successor States in equal proportion and absorbed permanently in the Board. (2) The Government of the successor States shall at all times provide the necessary funds to the Board to meet all expenses (including the salaries and allowances of the staff) required for the discharge of its functions and such amounts shall be apportioned between the States concerned in such proportion as the Central Government may, having regard to the benefits to each of the said States, specify (3) The Board may delegate such of its powers, functions and duties as it may deem fit to the Chairman of the said Board or to any officer subordinate to the Board. (4) The Central Government may, for the purpose of enabling the Board to function efficiently, issue such directions to the State Governments concerned, or any other authority, and the State Governments, or the other authority, shall comply with such directions.

Title: Jurisdiction of Board.

Description: (1) The Board shall ordinarily exercise jurisdiction on Godavari and Krishna rivers in regard to any of the projects over headworks (barrages, dams, reservoirs, regulating structures), part of canal network and transmission lines necessary to deliver water or power to the States concerned, as may be notified by the Central Government, having regard to the awards, if any, made by the Tribunals constituted under the Inter-State River Water Disputes Act, 1956 (33 of 1956). (2) If any question arises as to whether the Board has jurisdiction under sub-section (1) over any project referred thereto, the same shall be referred to the Central Government for decision thereon.

Title: Power of Board to make regulations.

Description: The Board may make regulations consistent with the Act and the rules made thereunder, to provide for— (a) regulating the time and place of meetings of the Board and the procedure to be followed for the transaction of business at such meetings; (b) delegation of powers and duties of the Chairman or any officer of the Board; (c) the appointment and regulation of the conditions of service of the officers and other staff of the Board; (d) any other matter for which regulations are considered necessary by the Board.

Title: Allocation of water resources.

Description: The term of the Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal shall be extended with the following terms of reference, namely:–– (a) shall make project-wise specific allocation, if such allocation have not been made by a Tribunal constituted under the Inter-State River Water Disputes Act, 1956 (33 of 1956); (b) shall determine an operational protocol for project-wise release of water in the event of deficit flows. Explanation.––For the purposes of this section, it is clarified that the project specific awards already made by the Tribunal on or before the appointed day shall be binding on the successor States.

Title: Polavaram Irrigation Project to be a national project.

Description: (1) The Polavaram Irrigation Project is hereby declared to be a national project. (2) It is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that the Union should take under its control the regulation and development of the Polavaram Irrigation Project for the purposes of irrigation. (3) The consent for Polavaram Irrigation Project shall be deemed to have been given by the successor State of Telangana. (4) The Central Government shall execute the project and obtain all requisite clearances including environmental, forests, and rehabilitation and resettlement norms.