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Rs 80 crore scam in pattadar passbooks printing: Uttam Kumar Reddy

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Published May 8, 2018, 1:53 am IST
Updated May 8, 2018, 1:53 am IST
TPCC president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy
 TPCC president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy

HYDERABAD: TPCC president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that the TRS government indulged in a Rs 80 crore scam in the printing of pattadar passbooks. 

Speaking to mediapersons on Monday at the Gandhi Bhavan, he said that some printing pre-ss companies had come forward to print the passbooks at the rate of Rs 50 each but the state government had given it at a rate of Rs 160 each and in this, there was a Rs 80 crore scam. 

Mr Uttam Kumar Red-dy said that Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao had said in the Assembly that the passbooks will have 26 kinds of special marks such as waterproof, tamper proof and others but nothing is there in the passbooks now. He alleged that the CM had lied in the Assembly.

The TPCC president said the state government had decided to give the printing of 72 lakh passbooks to the Central government’s Security Printing Press located at Mint Compound and the General Manager of security printing Rama-kanth Deekshit had attended all the meetings conducted by the state government too. 

He said that the state government had also decided to print Kaka-tiya arch, Charminar and farmers’ photos on the pass books. Then su-ddenly the state government cancelled the tender and gave the printing of passbooks to Ma-nipal Technologies, Ma-dras Security Printing and Sreenidhi Compa-nies. 

The TPCC president alleged that the state government had given the work of printing passbooks to those in the blacklist such as Madras and Sreenidhi Companies. 

He said that these passbooks did not have any security measures as told by the CM.

The TPCC president said that the General Manager of Central government’s Security Printing Press at Mint Compound in a letter to the state government had informed that it is not good to remove the conditions related to security of passbooks.

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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