Perni making false claims on salary bill: TDP
Salary burden just 25% but not 110%: Pattabhi
Minister’s claims contradicting CAG reports
AMARAVATI: TDP national spokesman K. Pattabhi Ram on Saturday accused YSRCP Minister Perni Nani of telling lies on the burden of the Government employees’ salaries on the State treasury in the State.
Pattabhi Ram said the actual salary bill during 2020-`21 was just Rs. 57,462 Cr as per the official documents of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG). But, the Minister was deliberately spreading false rumours that the salary bill exceeded Rs. 63,340 Cr.
Addressing a press conference here, the TDP leader termed it as alarming that the Jagan Reddy regime was targeting and victimising the employees also just like it harassed farmers, job seekers, women and opposition leaders before. How could the Government claim credit for transparency when it did not even give the PRC report to the employees before finalising their fitment?
Pattabhi strongly criticised Perni Nani for making a ‘false claim’ that the salary burden on the AP Government had touched 110 percent of the total revenue. In fact, as per the CAG
reports and official figures only, just 25 percent of total revenue was spent on employees’ salaries and pensions under the present rule. The total revenue of AP was Rs. 5.59 Lakh Cr from 2018-`19 to 2021 November as against the total salary bill of Rs. 1.51 Lakh Cr during the corresponding period.
The TDP leader said the Government got Rs. 3.16 Lakh Cr revenue, Rs. 1.51 Lakh Cr loans, another Rs. 1.21 Lakh Cr loans through corporations and so on during 2018-`19 to 2021 November. All this put together would come to Rs. 5.59 Lakh Cr. The YSRCP rulers were deliberately denying benefits to the employees, outsourcing staff, pensioners and all others.
Pattabhi asserted that the Chandrababu regime gave 43 percent fitment in 2015-`16 which caused an additional burden of Rs. 15,000 Cr on salaries at that time. Naidu gave this despite the Rs. 16,000 Cr budget deficit that the State had on account of Reorganisation. Now, the State got higher revenue when loans were taken into consideration. But CM Jagan was unwilling to concede the employees’ PRC demand.
The TDP leader said the YSRCP regime’s financial indiscipline was reaching new peaks. They were saying the Government was running liquor shops but their outsourcing employees belonged to one Reddy Enterprises, which was a private entity. They were threatening action if these employees would take up protests for a hike in salaries.