STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Amit Sharma, Director, Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (F,CS&CA), Jammu alongwith his team on Tuesday interacted with ration dealers of winter capital Jammu wherein lot of issues were discussed.
The interactive meet with Fair Price Shop Ration Dealers Association Jammu was organized for the first time to hold a direct talk with ration dealers of the region in which Director FCS&CA was the Chief Guest. Deputy Director Food & Rationing Kulraj Singh and Assistant Director Mills, Ranjit Singh Chib also accompanied the Director.
The gathering was initially addressed by Prabhu Dayal Sharma, President of the Association alongwith Sanjay Avril, General Secretary, Arun Chibber, Sikander Hussain and Briju Sharma wherein they talked about various challenges and issues faced by the ration dealers in Jammu region.
Sharma gave a patient hearing to all their points and issued spot directions to his officers to address all genuine ones amongst them.
Apart from this, Amit requested them to adopt a fair-play strategy and refrain from getting lured into malpractices such as diversion of ration meant for poor, non-maintenance of accounts, under-weighing or selling sub-standard ration. At the same time, he also assured them to get their grievances redressed at all levels of FCS&CA Department as per his instructions and even they should feel free to come to him and expose such depot holders/dealers/officials who are spoiling the image of department due to their negative acts.
Finally, Director FCS&CA assured them before conclusion of meet that there core issues relating to timely payment of carriage/commission or advance deduction of commission charges, deliverance mechanism for deliverance of ration supplies to the shops/depots from departmental stores, provision of fine quality of atta by millers and above all, implementation of Rehber-e-Khurak scheme by the department shall be taken up with authorities for their redressal at the earliest.
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