The Government on Thursday started deliberations on finalising the terms of reference (TOR) of the five-member Committee constituted on the Telangana issue.
Member-Secretary of the newly constituted Committee Vinod K Duggal held a nearly 30 minute-long meeting with Home Minister P Chidambaram and Home Secretary Gopal K Pillai and discussed the broad contours of the TOR.
Sources said Duggal will travel to Mumbai later in the day to discuss the terms of reference with Justice (Retd) B N Srikrishna, who is in the financial metropolis.
"We are trying our best to quickly put in place the terms of reference," an official said.
The TOR is likely to be announced by the weekend.
Pillai had said yesterday that the terms of reference of the committee were being drafted and would be finalised in consultation with the chairman of the Committee.
The Committee would hold wide-ranging consultations with all sections of people and different political parties and groups on "the situation in Andhra Pradesh".
The other members of the Committee are Ranbir Singh, Abusaleh Shariff and Ravinder Kaur.