CID will verify ration cards, says minister

CID will verify ration cards, says minister

Rajouri: Next time when CID sleuths knock at your door, there is possibility that they would count your family members and verify all their credentials. The government on Sunday explained that the sleuths would be sent to every household to check the antecedents of residents covered under National Food Security Act (NFSA). The state officials are busy in preparation of the final lists.
Addressing a public gathering at Potha Rajouri, minister for public distribution and consumer affairs Chowdhary Zulfikar Ali said that his department would get 100 percent accuracy certificate of (NFSA) lists following which these lists would be cross checked and verified by the CID.
He said it was core responsibility of deputy commissioners to make the lists error-free through fidelity checks.
Zulfikar said that the state government would be able to save Rs 224 crore of poor people of the state besides providing them ration on 400 percent less rates than old TPDS with the implementation of National Food Security Act.
He said that under old system of PDS, state was procuring ration worth Rs 474 crore annually which has come down to Rs 250 crore with the implementation of this people-friendly Act.
Zulfkar said that state has already decided to bring Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Food Entitlement Scheme to supplement NFSA from July 1 and preparation for the same is in full swing.
(with inputs from Information department)

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