Cancel forged ration cards within 15 days,Minister directs Officers

By Abha Manakatala - Fri Jul 10, 2:06 pm


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In a review meeting of his Department,Jharkhand Food and Civil Supply Minister Saryu Roy today took note of complaints about forged ration cards lying with dealers of Public Distribution shops and directed the Marketing Officers to cancel them and submit an affidavit that in the Blocks of their jurisdiction,there was no forged ration card.

“Despite this move if any forged ration card was detected,the Marketing officer will be considered responsible for it”,said Roy while reviewing the works of his Department inside the Project Bhawan in Ranchi.

Roy also directed the concerned officials to check up the authenticity of ration card owners.”Those ration dealers who will not cooperate in cancelling the forged ration cards,their dealership will be cancelled”,Roy told the officials..

Roy said that though Ration Dealers were directed to submit zerox copy of the Register carrying ration cards between January 1 and May 10,’few had submitted Registers.’

He directed the concerned officers to collect the photocopy of the Registers from Ration Dealers,study them and if any one of them was found to carry forged ration card,cancel it withing 15 days.

Asking for reports showing distribution of Dhoti-Sari from all districts,Roy said it was necessary to distribute these items from going door to door.

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