Vijayawada: Revenue became the most corrupt department in Andhra Pradesh in 2021.
Many people have expressed their anger at the corrupt practices of tax officials, the latest data from the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has revealed.
ACB data revealed that of 72 traps set by ACB in 2021, 36 of them (exactly 50%) were against staff in the state revenue department.
Eight of the 72 cases have been registered against officials from the energy department, seven Panchayat Raj, six interior departments, five municipal governments and 10 other departments.
ACB officials said revenue department staff accepted the biggest bribes for granting an official favor in 2021. Three Mandal revenue officers (MRO) collectively took more than 10 lakh bribes.
The ACB also recorded 12 cases of disproportionate assets this year, as well as 45 surprise checks, 11 cases of criminal misconduct and 26 regular investigations.
The biggest disproportionate asset case of the year came against B Nagabhushanam, managing director of Most Backward Classes Welfare Development (MBCWD) which had amassed over 100 crore rupees in market value (10 crore rupees depending on value). of the document) of assets.
Out of a total of 45 surprise checks in 2021, 26 of them were carried out on the revenue department, six on the transport, roads and buildings department, five on the services of the municipal administration and the town planning, two each on the direction of energy, labor, public relations and R&D, and one each on the departments of education, environment, forestry, science and technology, social protection and development of women, and child protection.