Food-Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Minister Pradyuman Singh Tomar has informed that ‘M Ration Mitra’ app has been implemented to strengthen the public distribution system. He has instructed the field staff of the Food department to tell the common people about the app. Through video conferencing, he instructed the district officers to conduct special investigation campaigns against the persons who weigh less and also to make arrangements to ensure proper functioning of procurement centres.
Tomar said that it is the responsibility of the departmental officers to run the ration system effectively. He said that it is the priority of the state government to provide quality-ration in prescribed quantity to every consumer on time. Tomar said that no negligence will be tolerated. He clarified that food grains should be distributed by matching the details with the register in places where the POS machine is not working due to lack of net-connectivity.
Tomar said that the work of consumer-verification should be reinforced. This task should be completed within time-limit.
He directed to set up vigilance committees at all places. Tomar instructed to ensure verification of all weights and measures before the beginning of the procurement process of coarse grains from November 18 and paddy from November 25, 2019.
He said that canteens would be started soon to provide food on low price with the cooperative department at Krishi Upaj Mandis. Tomar instructed to verify the stock kept in the godowns of the Supplies Corporation before November 30 and dispose of the bad storage. He asked to ensure the maintenance of warehouses, cleanliness, hygiene, electrical connections and security.
Food-Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Minister Tomar said that complaints of under-weighing of material in the market are being received. For this, a special investigation campaign should be conducted in the entire state. Surprise inspection should be done at big establishments.
The Minister expressed deep displeasure over the mismanagement of distribution and storage of ration in Bhind district. He directed to send a team of senior officials from the state level for investigation.
Principal Secretary Food-Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Neelam Shami Rao and other departmental officers were present on the occasion.