State, Central divisions owe HMWS&SB Rs 1,519 crores
Hyderabad: Top debtors of water expense fees in the city are not the public, yet government divisions. The debts of accounts payable of both the Central and also the State government divisions more than Rs 1,519 crore.
There more than 25 State divisions and also companies which have pending expenses of Rs 1,267.29 crore, while the Central divisions’ expenses amount to Rs 251.84 crore.
The State divisions consist of Mission Bhageeratha (fees of Rs 601 crore), PR&RD (Rs 594 crore), Health, Medical & & Family Welfare (Rs 42 crore), Housing (Rs 22 crore, Home (Rs 15 crore), GAD (Rs 9 crore).
According to the Forum for Good Governance which submitted an RTI, the Chief General Manager (Revenue), Water Board, notified that Rs 1,519 crore schedules from numerous State and also Central divisions and also companies. He discusses that he is routinely going after the issue by creating letters, yet there is no action.
The “Forum for Good Governance requests the Chief Secretary to government to issue suitable instructions to all heads of the departments and others to clear the pending water charges so that they can improve services,” claimed M Padmanabha Reddy, assistant, FGG.
The primary resource of earnings to the board is water fees. While residents are routinely paying the water fees, the problem is just with government establishments. “Due to financial crunch, the board is unable to replace old rusting supply lines, as a result people are getting contaminated water and becoming sick,” he mentioned.
As per Section 199 of GHMC Act, real estate tax consists of, levies on water, drain, illumination, conservancy. When a resident pays real estate tax (home tax obligation) to the GHMC it indicates that he is additionally paying water and also drain tax obligation. Again, the board individually gathers water and also drain tax obligation, it totals up to dual settlement for giving water. Nevertheless, without whining, homeowners of Hyderabad are paying water fees. When it pertains to government divisions and also companies, big quantities schedule for several years triggering losses to the board. By not paying water fees, the government is establishing an incorrect instance,” included Reddy.