Amaravati, Aug 2 : Andhra Pradesh Minister for Finance Buggana Rajendranath Reddy on Friday clarified that the funds crunch was not the reason for delay in disbursement of salaries to government employees.
In a statement here, he said that there have been certain messages circulating in the social media and a select few TV channels regarding the delay in crediting of salaries to the government employees on August 1.
“It is to clarify that the delay has nothing to do with the funds availability. There has been a technical issue relating to the encryption of files with e-Kuber platform of the Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai”, he added.
The Minister said on August 1, after the payment of pensions and large part of the salaries, technical difficulties were experienced leading to stoppage of uploading of the files.
Mr Reddy said that the staff of the Finance Department and the APCFSS continuously worked throughout the night on August 1, to resolve the issue by coordinating with the technical staff of RBI, Mumbai.
“This issue was fully resolved by the technical team and all pensions and salaries were credited to the respective bank accounts by 10 am on Thursday”, he said.(UNI)