Andhra govt raps AP NGO association for Naidu’s presence in meeting

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  •  Objects to Chandrababu Naidu’s presence in a meeting

Vijayawada, Feb 23: The Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government is coming down heavily against TDP Chief, N Chandrababu Naidu.

In a recent development, the State Government has pulled up the Andhra Pradesh Non-Gazetted Officer’s Association (AP NGO) for violation of rules, questioning as to how the former Chief Minister Mr Naidu was allowed to address their meeting.

The meeting, which was held in Tirupati in 2018, was presided over by Mr Naidu. In reference to this, the General Administration Department (GAD) stated that it could withdraw recognition of the organisation, if proper explanation is not given.

Citing G.O. Ms No.264, the government said in its letter, “if service association allows any person other than members to address any of its meetings, the Government may withdraw recognition accorded to any service association.”

The letter addressed to the President of the Association further mentioned the various violations committed by them. It accused the organisation of “illegal utilisation” of government land and stated that they had “misused the recognition of the association and targeted individual employees”.

Additionally, the AP government accused the Association of not furnishing the total number of members in the organisation, as well as “updated copies of by-laws and audited statements of its accounts to the Govt.”

The Kurnool branch of AP NGO Association has also been accused of not disclosing the actual strength of its members, and for fabrication and creating a fake list of the number of people in their branch.

Demanding an explanation from the President or General Secretary of the organisation as soon as possible, Secretary to the AP government warned that the organisation is “liable for derecognition for the above said irregularities.”

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