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ACCC, 16th A/C, Pfutsero response to food and civil supplies department
Published on 25 Mar. 2011 5:46 PM IST
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The ACCC, 16th A/c, Pfutsero has reacted to the press release issued by the additional director, food and civil supplies department which was published on March 22.
Highlighting that the release exposed “incompetence and ignorance of the department”, president. ACCC, 16th A/c, Pfutsero, Hünetsü Vero and general secretary, Neikhape Mekru said, identification of beneficiaries for issue of Ration Cards have been clearly specified under the Public Distribution System (Control) Order 2001 in exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 and that it was the duty of the department to guide the administrative authorities with the Essential Commodities Act which is supposed to be enforced from “time to time”.
Observing that the fluctuations of the state’s economy coupled with various other socio-economic factors over a period of time will determine the number of BPL, AAY and APL families, the ACCC, 16th A/c, Pfutsero said “The Government of India has no dearth of food when food grains are rotting in its godowns and it is willing to supply as much as the public requires”.
It also said it was the duty of the state government to review the list of beneficiaries annually to ensure that all deserving applicants receive ration cards within one month.
In reference to ration cards, it said people can hardly remember the prevalence of ration cards during the 1980s and that subsequently there was neither review nor issue of ration cards. It alleged the additional director had mentioned the number of beneficiaries under BPL as 76500 and 47500 under AAY and further asserted that the supply and receipts of foodgrains under various schemes “speaks volumes”.

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