‘Rs 4 lakh fine recovered from erring traders in Srinagar for last nine months’

SRINAGAR: Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumers Affairs (FCS&CA) has recovered a fine Rs 4,70600 from erring traders from April last year to first week of January this year in Srinagar city, according to a report
accessed by Kashmir Reader.
As per the official data available with Kashmir Reader which said that the department has registered 1367 challans during inspection of 6026 number of business establishments.
During the month of August, the department has registered 41 challans against the violators and amount of rupees 12,200 have been fined against the violators.
During the month of September, when Kashmir remained shut, no challans have been registered by the department.
From April 2018 to March 2019, the department had registered 3381 challans and have fined Rs 12,77050 from the shopkeepers.
The department have checked 11,117 establishments in which Rs 12,77050 was fined.
An official from the department said that they are imposing fine against the violators under essential and commodities Act.
He said that the department challans the shopkeepers who violate the rules.
“However, in the others districts of Kashmir valley, the department is conducting markets checking under the supervision of Assistant Director in collaboration with Metrology department and district administration,” he said.

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