Ensure Corruption Free State: KCR Tells Tax Officials

‘We should not compromise on ending the corruption and this is a malady of the former governments. We have to catch such thieves and ensure that there is no scope for corruption in future’.

Hyderabad: Asking the Commercial Tax officials to take a serious view of the forged manual challans issue that took place in Bodhan Circle, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao directed them to initiate a comprehensive probe and take stringent action against the culprits. In a review meeting held on Tuesday morning at Pragathi Bhavan, the CM said that officials should ensure that such an incident does not take place again. He asked them what preventive measures are being put in place avoid a repetition of the incident.

The Chief Minister suggested to the Principal Secretary Somesh Kumar to transfer the officials who are working for long in Commercial Taxes and Stamps and Registration departments in Hyderabad and Rangareddy districts. He also warned that no official who commits a mistake should be spared.

Addressing the officials, he said, “We have achieved the State after a great struggle. We should not compromise on ending the corruption and this is a malady of the former governments. Though we have reformed the administration and governance, some people are taking undue advantage of our goodness. We have to catch such thieves and ensure that there is no scope for corruption in future. The Corrupt atmosphere should not prevail in our State come what may.”

Asking the officials to work efficiently, the CM said that as the State government is getting a good name, the department should strive to become number one in the country.

Finance Minister Etela Rajender, Chief Secretary SP Singh, DGP Anurag Sharma, CMO officials S Narsing Rao, Smita Sabharwal, Bhoopal Reddy, Rajasekhara Reddy, Commercial Taxes Principal Secretary Somesh Kumar, Commissioner Anil Kumar and other dignitaries were also part of the meeting.

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