CA&PD Deptt to be bifurcated; Consumer Affairs, Public Distribution to get separate Directorates

Zulfkar sets into motion ration distribution as per latest survey

Jammu and Kashmir News

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 4: Minister for Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution and Tribal Affairs, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali Friday announced that CA&PD department will be bifurcated with separate directorates for consumer affairs and public distribution.

“It gives me immense pleasure to announce that the CA&PD department will be split into separate Consumers Affairs and Public Distribution departments which will have separate directors. We are also planning to have separate administrative units for the two departments in future,” Zulfkar said.

The Minister was speaking to media-persons outside the office of Director of CA&PD in Shaheed Gunj locality of Srinagar where he inaugurated the scheme for distribution of ration according to Census 2011.

Zulfkar said the procurement cost will increase from Rs 474 crores to Rs 701.82 crores and the funds required for the purpose will be met under the State Plan.

“To ensure foolproof implementation, the Vigilance and Monitoring Committee has been constituted, vide Government Order No 89 of CA&PD department, Dated: 19-08-2015, to monitor the movement of food grains, sale, stocks and distribution of food grains. The Deputy Commissioners have been asked to closely monitor the implementation,” the Minister said.

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