Zulfkar: Govt committed to ensure timely supply of ration to consumers. - watsupptoday.com
Zulfkar: Govt committed to ensure timely supply of ration to consumers.
Posted 05 Sep 2017 04:26 PM

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS & CA) and Information, Ch. Zulfkar Ali has reiterated the commitment of Government to ensure adequate and timely supply of ration to the people across the State through a sustained network of ration depots.
Speaking after inaugurating two new Fair Price Ration Shops at Lane No.7 and Lane No. 22 at Jagti Township here today, the Minister said that the Government has developed well-knit mechanism for maintenance of quality and quantity of ration supply to ensure better quality of ration to the consumers in the State.
He said adequate distribution of ration is the fundamental right of the consumers and Government will ensure this obligation with firm commitment. He added that new fair price ration shops will be set up as per the criteria wherever there is a requirement of such facilities. Opening of more such shops will serve the purpose of providing essential amenities to the public at their doorsteps, the Minister said.
He exhorted upon the FCS & CA functionaries to constitute a monitoring committee to keep an eye on supply and distribution of essential commodities so that these commodities reach out to the genuine beneficiaries in a hassle free manner. He called upon the officers to expeditiously complete the process of Aadhaar Card seeding with the ration cards for transparent distribution.
The Minister also reviewed the status of distribution of new ration cards and directed the officers to complete the entire process in a time bound manner. He directed the Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner (Migrants) to submit a list of beneficiaries under different categories in the Migrant Township so that transparency and accountability is maintained in ration distribution.
On the occasion, the Minister also launched “FPS – FOCUS”, a book on Law, Rule, and Orders and Judgments regarding Fair Price Shops in J&K compiled by Zakir Malik. The information being compiled in the book is valuable and is a ready handbook for reference of department officials in general and people of the state in particular, the Minister added.
MLC G.L Raina, Secretary, FCS &CA Shafiq Ahmed Raina, Director Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, R. A. Inqlabi, Relief & Rehabilitation Commissioner (Migrants), M.L Raina, besides senior functionaries of concerned departments were present on the occasion.
Later, the Minister also took a detailed review of ongoing construction work of office complex of FCS & CA Department at Ware House and directed the concerned agency to complete the work of ground floor in a stipulated time frame. He directed for ensuring the quality of work strictly as per the specifications and DPR.

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