The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly has passed the Andhra Pradesh Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of All Regions Act, 2020 that intended to give shape to state government’s plan of having three capitals.
As per the plan, Amaravati to be called as the Legislative Capital, Visakhapatnam to be the Executive Capital and Kurnool will be the Judicial Capital for the state.
The seat of Legislature shall be at the Legislative Capital of Amravathi. The RajBhawan, Secretariat and Offices of the Heads of the Departments of Government shall be located at the Executive Capital of Visakapatnam. The seat of all state judicial institutions established under State legislations, as far as practicable, will be located in the Judicial Capital of Kurnool.
The Government will initiate steps to seek relocation of the Principal Seat of High Court of Andhra Pradesh to the Judicial Capital of Kurnool and for constitution of benches of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh in accordance with the procedure prescribed under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014.
The Bill will now be tabled in the Legislative Council.