Liability of over 7400 cr rupees left behind by former Omar govt

Srinagar, October 10: The state government has made a revelation that the previous Omar Abdullah led State Government has left a liability of Rs 7437.49 crore.

Under Secretary to Government Finance Department on behalf of the minister in-charge Finance was replying to a question of MLA Sat Pal Sharma seeking details of the liabilities left by the previous government, in the ongoing autumn session of the legislative Assembly on Friday. Exposing the former National Conference Government in the state, he said that the government has left liability of 7437.49 crore which also includes power purchase worth rupees 5000 crore.

Explaining further he said that the liabilities as on 3-3-2015 at various treasuries of the state were to the tune of Rs 2437.49 crore and Rs 2853.69 crore as on 1-04-2015 which include salaries, wages and contractors’ payments. Also, the previous state government has made power purchase from different PSUs/companies and a liability Rs 5000 crore is pending on that account.

However, this 7437.49 crore rupees does not include the liabilities of the various departments for which the bills/cheques were not presented at the treasuries by the said date.

Another question inquiring the actions taken to clear these liabilities was also raised in the assembly, to which the present government reverted saying that the liabilities which are at the level of treasuries are being cleared on daily basis depending upon the resources. Also, the payments on account of salaries, wages, pension, relief, CDF, purchase of food grains are being made on daily basis. However, the payments in respect of G P Fund, purchase of power, contractors, are being regulated as per the availability of money.