Revenue arrears worth Rs 7,100 pending to be recovered from various depts: CAG report

Vishnu Kottangal

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Thiruvananthapuram: The latest report of the Comptroller General of India revealed that the Kerala revenue department has failed to collect Rs 7,100.32 crore of revenue arrears for the past five years.

A total revenue arrears worth Rs 21,797.86 crore is pending to be collected by the state government. Rs 6422.49 out of the total amount has to be recovered from various government departments and local self government institutions. The arrears will constitute 22.33 per cent of the total revenue generation of the state. The concerned departments are accused of taking no action to retrieve the amount.

The recovery of Rs 6,143 crore has been stalled due to stay orders. This constitutes 32.79 per cent of the arrears. The CAG report has recommended creating a data bank comprising the details of arrears pending with each department.

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