Panel formed for FSSA execution

Srinagar: The state government on Friday constituted ‘Steering Committee’ for effective and smooth implementation of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.
According to a government order, the 8-member panel will be headed by Chief Secretary and comprises Administrative Secretaries of Health and Medical Education, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department, law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Controller Drug and Food Control Organization J&K, and Deputy Commissioner of Food Safety Kashmir/Jammu respectively.
APIL is pending in the High Court which seeks implementation of the FSSA “in letter and spirit.” A number of directions have been passed by the court in this regard.