Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed officials to put up a huge poster of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) providing toll-free complaint number 14400 in all government offices and hospitals within three weeks. The Chief Minister reviewed the state's expected sources of revenue from GST, Excise, stamps, mines, municipal administration and urban development (MA&UD), transport, and forest departments for the year 2022.
The forest department officials informed Jagan that in the coming months, the Centre will grant permission for red sanders exports and global tender will be called for 5,376 metric tonnes of red sanders.
The mining officials were asked to increase the number of coal production operating areas and double the units on or before 2022. "To decrease the import of coal and its dependency from abroad, we should increase the number of operating mines," said Jagan. The department was lauded for bagging 'Khanija Vikas' award and Rs. 2.4 crore incentive for the best practices regarding exploration, auctioning, and monitoring of mining activities.
ID liquor activities
The Mahila police were asked to submit a compliance report from every village regarding illicitly distilled (ID) liquor so that it can be stopped at the early stage. Officials were asked to give proper orientation to the Mahila police on how to work. "During ID liquor vehicle checks, non-bailable cases should be filed against the owner of the vehicle along with the driver. At least one surprise check should be conducted on every liquor shop every month. The raids should be conducted in coordination with the Income Tax department," said Jagan.
To improve revenue collection, officials requested for special revision of the market value of lands in certain areas. To curb corruption, the department will start e-stamp registration, digitization of old records, and improve the infrastructure at Sachivalayams. During the meeting, Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation (APMDC) contributed Rs. 5 crores to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (CMRF) for relief activities in the flood-affected areas.