Hyderabad: Finance Minister T Harish Rao on Sunday lashed out at the Centre for cutting down allocations to Telangana State in the Union Budget 2021-22 by Rs 3,000 crore. Funds sanctioned by the Finance Commission alone have been reduced from Rs 1,847 crore to Rs 1,365 crore, he said.
Addressing a meeting with the Panchayat Raj employees at Manneguda here, Harish Rao said Telangana State was making rapid strides in various parameters due to the efforts of the State government employees especially Panchayat Raj employees.
He pointed out that the State government was able to provide drinking water to every household in the State especially in remote villages and the credit goes to the Panchayat Raj employees. He stated that Telangana was the only State to solve drinking water issue on a permanent basis.
He announced that the implementation of Pay Revision Commission (PRC) got delayed due to lack of clarity on the State revenues due to the adverse impact of Covid-19 pandemic. He assured that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao who always treats the employees as his children, will take a decision on the PRC that will be satisfactory to all. “We take the responsibility of your well-being,” he said and sought their vote for TRS candidates S Vani Devi and Palla Rajeshwar Reddy.
Panchayat Raj Minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao said the Chief Minister was aware of the issues pertaining to Panchayat Raj employees and will take a positive decision on pending issues soon. He urged them not to have any doubts about the PRC implementation as the Chief Minister was a man with a golden heart. He said the State was winning laurels on various fronts due to the work done by the employees.
Excise Minister V Srinivas Goud said all the pending issues of Panchayat Raj employees cannot be resolved in a single day and assured to strive on their behalf to resolve them in a phased manner. Vani Devi also spoke on the occasion and sought the support of Panchayat Raj employees.
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