The deputy secretary to the legislation division Bhagaban Nayak has written to the advocate on document (AOR) Sibo Sankar Mishra asking him to file the petition.
Mishra is the SC lawyer empanelled by the federal government of Odisha to seem for it in instances on the apex court docket.
Each states have been claiming their rights over the Kotia gram panchayat which comprise of 28 villages.
Whereas Odisha claims that the three village are in its jurisdiction, Andhra Pradesh avers that they’re situated beneath Salur mandal in Vizianagaram district.
Odisha authorities has been objecting to Andhra Pradesh governments alleged transfer to lure the inhabitants of the Kotia cluster of villages by giving them further rations and different advantages.
A case of border dispute between the 2 states over Kotia cluster of villages is sub-judice in SC Supreme Court docket.
Andhra pradesh State Election Fee has issued notification to carry panchayat elections in Talaganjeipadar, Phatuseneri and Phagunaseneri villages of Kotia gram panchayat on February 13 and 17.
Submitting of nomination papers for it had concluded on Thursday, official sources mentioned.
In the meantime, Odisha Advocate Common Ashok Parija on Sunday had a gathering with Koraput collector Madhusudan Mishra, ADM Deben Kumar Pradhan, Koraput panchayat officer and Public Prosecutor Bishnu Charan Patra.
Odisha Income and Catastrophe Minister Sudam Marandi had mentioned that the state authorities is not going to permit an inch of its land to be misused by anyone together with Andhra Pradesh authorities.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik not too long ago inaugurated Rs 18 crore growth initiatives for Kotia gram panchayat and laid the muse stone for different initiatives value Rs 5 crore for the area.
In 2018 Patnaik had introduced a Rs 150 crore growth package deal for Kotia and pledged to make it a mannequin gram panchayat within the nation.