Lack of supervisors hits Andhra Pradesh vigilance work
Hyderabad: Vigilance and Enforcement work in Andhra Pradesh has been hit due to lack of supervising officers. The AP vigilance enforcement department does not have officials of the rank of inspector general, DIGs or heads of department and experts in various wings, including natural resources and engineering, to carry on the vigilance work.
On the other hand, Telangana vigilance has officers brought on temporary arrangement from city units. “Only a DG has been appointed for the AP vigilance staff. There are no middle-level staff. Like in the case of Telangana, the vigilance department in Andhra Pradesh needs to bring in officials working in their regional units. Otherwise work will be affected. There is heavy burden on the DG. The Andhra Pradesh vigilance conducted inspections on seed and fertiliser companies and distributors across the state recently with great difficulty,” a source in the vigilance department said.
Following bifurcation, several officials have been transferred out and those who were heading the wings have been shifted to Telangana. “The vigilance needs at least three IPS officials and engineering and other heads. The government should permanently allocate IPS and IAS officials,” the source said.