Andhra Pradesh wants Centre to bridge deficit revenue

State to write to Centre over delay in revenue deficit funds.

Vijayawada: The AP Cabinet on Saturday unanimously decided to fill 20,000 vacancies in various government departments. Notification will be issued immediately and the vacancies would be filled in a phased manner within one year. The decision was taken during the 4.5-hour-long Cabinet meeting held at CM’s camp office here.

The Cabinet also expressed its displeasure over the delay in sanctioning funds for the revenue deficit. It was decided to write to the Centre registering its protest over the delay.

The Cabinet also decided to request the Centre to allot 13,223.66 hectares of forest lands to the Capital Regional Development Authority. The state government will pay the Centre Rs 1,357 crore for the land, instead of giving an equivalent extent of land elsewhere.

It was also resolved to request the High Court to set up a fast track court for trying finance-related crimes following exposure of cheating the public by companies like Agri Gold, Abhaya Gold, Akshaya Gold and others.

The AP government would begin phase-I of the auction of Agri Gold assets on April 20.

Accordingly, investors in the company would have to submit their details online. A website which would be launched specifically for this purpose, said IT minister Palle Raghunath Reddy who briefed the media.

The entire auction process would be conducted under the supervision of the Sithapathi Committee, appointed by the High Court, Mr Reddy said. The Cabinet also decided that the present system of land registration would be changed.

The AP Registrations Act-22 B would replace the existing Acts to stop duplicate and double registrations. As per the new system, the sub-registrar should have to personally visit the lands and verify the records.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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