Jammu: Chief Secretary, B R Sharma on Friday asked Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to remove misconceptions in the public about National Food Security Act (NFSA) through frequent field visits.
“Remove misconceptions in the public about NFSA through frequent field visits, interacting with public and also utilising both electronic and print media to propagate the benefits that will accrue to the public with the implementation of this Act,” Sharma said while reviewing the latest status of NFSA implementation in a video conference with Deputy Commissioners on Friday here.
He received brief with regard to distribution of e-ration tickets, total off take of food grains and distribution of ration under NFSA.
Chief Secretary reiterated the directions of the State Administrative Council (SAC) with regard to implementation of NFSA in the state.
SAC in its meeting on Thursday had directed the CA&PD department to analyse the problems/difficulties arising out of the implementation of NFSA and chalk out a comprehensive action plan to address the genuine grievances of the people.
Chief Secretary also reviewed the status of financial assistance being disbursed to the flood affected traders and households whose structures were damaged in the floods of September 2014.
Chief Secretary asked DCs to immediately complete the process of reconciliation of the list of damaged houses with the data of damaged houses available with the NDMA New Delhi, which has transferred the financial assistance out of Prime Minister National Relief Fund (PMNRF) into the bank account numbers of affectees through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).