Providing adequate ration in fair, transparent manner govt’s priority: FCS&CA minister

Providing adequate ration in fair, transparent manner govt’s priority: FCS&CA minister

Stresses on early completion of Aadhaar seeding

JAMMU: Providing adequate supply of ration to the people in fair and transparent manner is priority of the government, this was reiterated by the Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Information Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali in a statement issued here on Saturday.
The minister said this during a review meeting held with senior functionaries of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Department. Commissioner Secretary FCS&CA Department, Shafiq Ahmed Raina, Director FCS&CA, Ch Rashid Azam Inquilabi, Joint Director FCS &CA, Deputy Director (Planning), Assistant Directors, Tehsil Supply Officers besides other senior functionaries of the department were present in the meeting, an official press note read.
Zulfkar, according to the press note, reviewed stock and supply position of food grains in Jammu region. The food grain stock has been dispatched to all the districts, it added. He said that government has launched various welfare schemes so that people could be facilitated with all basic amenities especially designed for socio-economic empowerment of people belonging to weaker sections.
He impressed upon the FCS&CA functionaries to “maintain financial discipline and all records properly” adding any laxity in that regard would not be tolerated and strict action would be taken against erring officials. He directed the officers to personally monitor the fair price shops on regular basis and update day-to-day activities for effective functioning.
While reviewing the status of Aadhaar seeding of rationees, Zulfkar said that the move would help eradicate duplicity besides enforcing transparency and accountability. He emphasized on early completion of the whole process so that the benefit reach to the deserving lot in a hassle free manner.
He also reviewed the status of distribution of new ration cards and directed the officers to complete the distribution of the remaining in a time bound manner.

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