Fill vacancies in food safety department: HC

Fill vacancies in food safety department: HC
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SRINAGAR: The J&K High Court Wednesday directed the state that the proposal for amendment to recruitment rules be cleared and pending vacancies in Food Safety Department be filled as soon as possible.
The court said if the directions are not implemented then Commissioner, Secretary ARI & Trainings and Commissioner, Food Safety, be present in the court on next date of hearing.
The direction was passed after amicus curie Bashir Ahmed Bashir informed the court that despite availability of mobile food testing laboratories no sample is taken randomly as these mobile labs lack technicians.
He informed that the Food Safety department lacks expert staff because of which public is made to consume adulterated food stuff.
Hearing the PIL on food adulteration, the division bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur remarked that good quality of food is the basic right of people and authorities cannot take the issue lightly.