As per reports, several bills are pending with the Treasury and Pay and Accounts departments of AP state government. But the government has put all those bills on hold owing to cash crunch. Several departments are having insufficient funds. Large number of bills are pending since general elections. It is buzzed that even the cab bills during the elections that were hired are still due.
For instance, Visakhapatnam district administration, which had availed the cab services at Rs 60,000 per car per month during elections, have not cleared those dues yet. Even after five months, the dues are unpaid inviting flak from the taxi companies who are planning to stage dharnas demanding their pending payment. Visakha District Cab Owners and Drivers Association president BM Patrudu said that officials have reasoned the "lack of funds" for the delay in payment.
The government is paying the salaries and pensions of employees on priority as delay in that would invite huge anger and outcry from various government employees. And the next priority is the welfare schemes announced by CM Jagan Mohan Reddy. Government officials admit that the bills submitted during previous government are kept on hold.