Inside: Govt. programmes a burden for officials in Ananthapur
Government programmes have become a great burden for officials in Ananthapur. For almost all programmes, the officials were spending lakhs of rupees, sometimes from their own pockets, as they have to cater to the needs of all the VIPs, including ministers, like meals etc. Recently after a programme, the officials could not recover the expenses from the government. As such, many officials are going away on leave, whenever an event has to be organised. But the Collector has suggested that they should submit the bills if they spend any money on their own, so that it could be refunded.