Govt orders re-verification of BPL lists

JK Receives Ration Quota As Per 2001 Census

Jammu, Jan 18: In a bid to streamline the distribution of ration to consumers availing it under below poverty line, the Jammu and Kashmir Government on Friday directed to re-verify the families being provided ration under BPL and stated that the state receives foodgrain quota as per 2001 census while it had forwarded the fresh list of card holders to Union ministry.
 The directions came from the minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CA&PD) and Transport, Choudhary Muhammad Ramzan, who chaired a meeting of officers, here.
 Ramzan stressed to mobilize the field staff of the Department for the re-verification purpose and get the families re-verified within shortest possible time and ensure that the genuine families get ration under the BPL quota.
 He directed authorities to closely monitor the dispatch of quota to the sale outlets and further distribution at the sale outlets. He asked the authorities to get feedback from the consumers to know whether they are getting the ration in time and as per the prescribed scale.
 Secretary Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Muhammad Abbas apprised the minister that presently the food grain is being received as per the 2001 census.
 “Since the fresh census has been completed in 2011 and accordingly the department has submitted list of projected ration card holders to cover 100% population in the state to the concerned union ministry,” he added.
 Minister of State for Technical Education & CAPD, Vikar Rasool was also present in the meeting.
 Director CA&PD Jammu. Parvaiz Ahmad Malik, Director CA&PD Kashmir Mir Mushtaq Ahmad, Joint Director Legal Metrology, Jammu and other senior officers attended the meeting.

Lastupdate on : Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 18 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 19 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST

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