AP Government Suspends Three Officials For Leaking Confidential InformationAugust 04, 2021 15:48
AP Government Suspends Three Officials For Leaking Confidential Information:- Andhra Pradesh is in a deep financial crisis and the government is struggling to pay the salaries for the government employees and pensions for the retired. The exceeded debt limit turned out to be the topic of discussion across the circles of national media too. Pankaj Chaudhary, the Union for the State for Finance revealed that AP has exceeded its limit by Rs 4000 crores. The government of Andhra Pradesh suspended three officers of the State's Finance Department for leaking sensitive and confidential information to the media. Principal Finance Secretary Shamsher Singh Rawat issued orders suspending Assistant Secretary N Venkateswarlu and Section Officers K Vara Prasad and D Sreenu Babu from their service. The decision was made on the report that is submitted by KV Rajendranath Reddy, the Director-General of Vigilance and Enforcement.
After a series of articles are published across the media against the government, the government of Andhra Pradesh ordered a vigilance inquiry which revealed that Vara Prasad leaked the information to the media. The report said that the officers are aware that the information was sensitive and had to be kept private. The government is keen to keep the financial records under wraps but they are leaked to the media. The government has sent warnings to all those who are keen to tarnish the image of the AP government. The government officials, teachers and other employees are yet to receive their salaries for this month.
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