SC restrains Andhra govt from moving SDRF funds to individual bank account
Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati informed the court that the Ministry of Finance has actually asked concerns to the state on the concern. Advocate Gaurav Bansal, standing for petitioner Palla Srinivasa Rao, sent that Andhra Pradesh has actually drawn away funds from SDRF– which is being utilized to pay out ex-gratia to kin of those that passed away from COVID-19– to individual bank account which is not acceptable under theDisaster Management Act He sent that the state government is unlawfully using the funds of the State Disaster Response Fund for objectives besides defined under Section 46 (2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005.
Personal Deposit Accounts, or Personal Ledger Accounts, are developed under legal stipulations of the government or produced under any kind of legislation by moving funds from the Consolidated Fund of the state for releasing obligations of the state government developing out of unique implementations. Such accounts might additionally be opened up in favour of defined government policemans, by moving funds from the Consolidated Fund of the state, for releasing the obligations of the state government in regard of the implementation of numerous jobs, plans and so onRead: Andhra COVID-19 ex lover gratia cases are virtually 3 times the main casualty “It is respectfully submitted that at a time when the court is actively and continuously monitoring the implementation of its order dealing with the issue of disbursing of ex-gratia assistance of Rs 50,000 to next of kin of those who died due to COVID-19 and is leaving no stone unturned to provide benefits of the said order to public at large, the act of Andhra Pradesh whereby the State is diverting the State Disaster Response Fund to personal deposit account is not only against the law of the land but is also contemptuous in nature,” the appeal specified.
The appeal pointed out a letter released on March 12, 2022, by the Union Minister of State for Finance, which states that the Andhra Pradesh government got a quantity of Rs 324.15 crore as the main share of the SDRF as well as a quantity of Rs 570.91 crore under theNational Disaster Response Fund “The said letter dated March 12 also mentioned that the state of Andhra Pradesh has transferred the funds from State Disaster Response Fund to Personal Deposit Account without spending on immediate relief,” included the appeal.
The appeal competed that when the law forbids the exercise of funds transferred under the National Disaster Response Fund as well as the State Disaster Response Fund, the Andhra Pradesh government has no authority to draw away the claimed fund to any kind of various other usage. The appeal additionally looked for an instructions to the Andhra Pradesh government to send the information of funds that they have actually used under the SDRF throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
With PTI as well as IANS inputs .