On March 16, the TDP walked out of the NDA over the BJP-led Centre’s failure to accord a special-category status to Andhra Pradesh. Since then war of words and letters has been happening between BJP and TDP leaders.
On March 23rd , BJP President Amit Shah had written an open letter to the Andhra chief minister Chandrababu Naidu, accusing Andhra Pradesh government did not submit utilization certificates for the central government funds to capital Amaravati, Backward districts.On this context, Telugu360 did some fact finding on utilization certificates released by AP government.
There are mainly two accusations in Amit Shah letter. He stated Utilisation Certificates (UCs) have been received only for 12% of the grant released for backward districts in 2016 -17 and UCs were received only for 8% for the 1000 crore released for the Capital region. Since, it is mandatory for the Central Government to have these details to release further installments: it cannot be blamed for fund lapses.
But the UC documents released by Andhra Pradesh government have utilization certificates completed, submitted to union government to maximum extent.Amit Shah will be held responsible for his baseless accusations on a state government
First document shows NITI AAYOG certified statement confirms that AP government had submitted utilization certificates for Amaravati funds 2014-15,2015-16,2016-17
Second document shows AP government had submitted 946.47 crores UCs out of the released 1,050 Crores
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Document 1 : Amaravati Funds UCsClick here for Amaravati Funds UCs
Document 2 : Backward district Funds UCsClick here for Backward District Funds UCs