Despite Having Means For Revenue Recovery, Kerala Government Goes After People’s Pensions For Post Flood Rebuilding Finance Minister of Kerala Thomas Isaac (Mr Nandakumar/The India Today Group/Getty Images)

While Kerala government is mooting its pension challenge after its salary challenge for moping up resources for flood relief, it is underplaying various revenue recovery processes, mainly on reports of Financial Inspection Wing (FIW) which have recommended revenue recovery against many government officers for causing a massive loss to the state exchequer reports The Indian Express.

Though the Communist Party Of India Marxist led Left Front Government made big promises on initiating action based on the FIW reports, the government continues to keep the reports in cold storage.

Indian Express quoted senior government officers saying that the government could easily raise a significant amount of money for the rebuilding exercise if they had swiftly acted upon the reports of the FIW.

Reports suggest that, out of 201 revenue recovery recommendations made by the Financial Inspection Department, a majority of them were pushed under the carpet. There is a concerted effort to delay the revenue recovery to protect the accused officers, said the FIW Chief Technical Examiner R Rajendra Kumar.

Indian Express claims to have traced one of the FIW reports lying idle with the State Higher Education Department relating to an inspection in which it unearthed massive irregularities in appointing staff and fixing the salaries of Kalady Sree Sankaracharya University in 2013.

University officers had caused loss to the state exchequer by creating illegal posts, conducting recruitment to it and fixing salaries and revenue recovery was initiated against the officers to compensate for the loss.

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