AP Officials Asked to Focus on Pending Arrears to State

AP CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy Review Meeting on State Revenues - Sakshi Post

AMARAVATI: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy directed the officials to pay attention towards bettering the revenue sources, focussing on the pending arrears to the State government.

During a review meeting held at the camp office here on Thursday,  the Chief Minister said that steps should be taken to improve the existing revenue sources and ensure that the revenue generated through GST also increases along with the other revenue resources. The officials should focus on revenue generating sources for the state, where the Collectors and JC’s should be taking responsibility in developing new strategies to bring in innovative reforms. In this regard, the Chief Minister stressed the need of having proper coordination between the various departments of the government, as providing better services would result in an increase in revenues.

Further, the Chief Minister directed the authorities to curb the corruption in government departments and questioned the officials on the fake challans issue, on how it was hidden until the ACB raids, and how they got into Sub-Registrar offices. He asked the officials what action was taken against them. Enraged at the fake challans scam he questioned why it didn't come to his notice when mistakes are at this level. He ordered the authorities to get Intelligence‌ reports from the field level and allocate a phone number in each office to call on corruption, ensuring that all government offices have this number. 

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister directed the authorities to bring in proper SOPs to eradicate corruption and directed them to monitor the process of payment of challans in all government offices. In this regard, he directed the officers to meet at least once in ten days and review the revenue generation sector-wise. The officials have informed that complete changes have been made to the software without leaving any scope for corruption.
Besides these, the authorities have been ordered to completely curb the smuggling of alcohol and adulteration. The Chief Minister affirmed that strict action must be taken against those who are resorting to such things.

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