JK to evolve ‘foolproof mechanism’ to check food grain pilferage

JK to evolve ‘foolproof mechanism’ to check food grain pilferage

SRINAGAR: To check pilferages, the government Wednesday asked the Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) department to evolve a “foolproof monitoring mechanism” of tracking movement of food grains from Food Corporation of India’s godowns to sale outlets.
The directions were given by the Minister for CAPD, Zulfkar Ali, in a high-level meeting convened here to chalk out modalities “for finalisation of transportation plan for early lifting and distribution of food grains to the consumers”.
“He sought the details about flow and disbursement of food grains from each sale outlet on daily basis. He also instructed the concerned authorities to start the process from today,” an official handout issued here said.
To avoid misappropriation of food grains at sale depots, the minister directed the deputy commissioners to constitute village-level committees for monitoring proper distribution of rations.
The committees, he said, would consist of representatives from panchayats and prominent citizen of villages.
Zulfkar directed the Secretary CAPD to devise and submit a proposal for formulation of “a transparent transfer policy” in the department.
“He called for devising a fair mechanism, which brings justice to all employees. He asked to formulate guidelines for opening new Fair Price Shops within shortest possible time,” the handout said.