Div Com for action against profiteers selling meat, essentials on exorbitant rates

Taking note of skyrocketing prices of essential commodities during the month of Ramadhan, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan on Friday directed for strict action against the profiteers and black marketers, particularly those selling meat on exorbitant rates.

According to an official spokesperson, the divisional commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Friday directed the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCSCA) Department and the Legal Metrology Department to start intense market checking across the city on daily basis and take strict action against profiteers and black marketers who are selling meat on exorbitant rates.

He asked Additional Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar and other concerned officers to send daily report to the divisional commissioner’s office with details of market checking along with names of profiteers and black marketers and action taken against them.

The divisional commissioner made these directions while reviewing the progress of market checking drive across the capital city.

The meeting was informed that FCSCA department has checked 1330 establishments and shops in which they recovered Rs3.36lakh penalty besides LMD booked 207 challans in which they recovered a fine of Rs 2.25 lakh from erring shopkeepers.

The divisional commissioner directed the officers to enforce all shopkeepers to display their rate list in their shops.

The meeting was further informed that with regards to redressal of grievances, people can log into department websites jkfcsca.gov.in, capdkashmir.nic.in and feastjk.gov.in/jkgrams. Department has also dedicated toll free numbers for filing of complaints which are 1967 and 1800-180-7011. People can get more information on the social media by visiting Face book Page of Department of Food, Civil supplies and Consumer Affairs Kashmir and following Twitter Handle of the department which is Director_FCSCAK.