Minister for CAPD & Tribal Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali has ordered for suspension of Assistant Director Stores Srinagar and Tehsil Supply Officer Stores for dereliction of duties while he has ordered an inquiry into the dumping of rice meant for the flood victims of Kashmir in Lethpora Godown and also ordered for physical verification of the godowns.
Minister accompanied by Secretary of the Department, Director CAPD Kashmir and other senior officers of the department held surprise visits of FCI gowdon at Shaheed Gunj Srinagar and FCI & CAPD gowdons at Lethpora.
During visit to FCI gowdon at Shaheed Gunj, Minister checked the sample of rice and wheat and found that the wheat is not upto the standard. Minister expressed dissatisfaction of the wheat supply by Food Corporation of India and directed Secretary CAPD to communicate FCI that sub standard quality of URS Wheat will not be acceptable. He also directed not to procure sub standard rice and showed concern for supplying standard quality of rice to the consumers.
The Minister also visited Lethpora FCI gowdon where he checked the stock and quality of the rice and wheat. Meanwhile minister visited CAPD godown and expressed anguish over non distribution of rice supplied for flood victims. He checked the stock position and also checked receipt and dispatch registers of the store.
Expressing dissatisfaction, Minister instructed to seal the store and ordered for physical verification. He also constituted a committee for cross checking dispatches and receipts of food grains meant for flood victims. Minister directed officers to dispose off the ration of flood victims at the earliest.
On the direction of Minister, Secretary CAPD Saurab Bhagat has placed Assistant Director Stores Srinagar and TSO Stores under suspension and has given the charge of stores to AD Srinagar North.