Telangana website leaking sensitive data of pensioners; official says it won’t be fixed until July 31

Soumyarendra Barik reports something that is somewhat… “mind-boggling:”

Sensitive information, including bank account numbers, PAN numbers, PPO (pension payment order) IDs, tax-deductions and pension amounts of retired state government employees is being leaked on the Directorate of Treasuries and Accounts (DoTA) website, according to a New Indian Express report. Director of Treasuries and Accounts KSRC Murthy told NIE that the department was aware that displaying this data publicly was against the law, but that it would not rectify the situation until July 31 since “2.67 lakh pensioners are asking us for details to file IT returns”.

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