Jammu and Kashmir News
RAJOURI, SEPTEMBER 30- Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department and Tribal Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today paid surprise visit to various food stores and sale depots in Kalakote area besides interact with public and Officers of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department to have appraisal of the overall functioning of the department in the area.
The Minister during his surprise visits to the food store at Balli, Kalakote gave directions to place Area Inspector, Legal Metrology Department under suspension for his dereliction in duty and sought explanation from the department officials for delay in supply of ration on the occasion of Eid. He strictly impressed upon them to ensure transparency in the process of disbursement of ration besides issuing instructions for properly checking of pilferages if any. He also directed them for maintaining proper records at every store.
Later on, Minister interacted with the public to have feedback from them regarding the overall functioning of the department in the District. The Minister said that he will not compromise on the quality of foodgrains as the same is directly related with the human health. He issued instructions to the officials of CA&PD to ensure installation of complaint boxes and directed them to display boards and proper rate lists in the stores.
Yesterday, the Minister paid surprise visit to District hospital Rajouri and Govt Gujjar and Bakerwal Girls Hostel, Rajouri in late evening hours in order to check the facilities being provided there.
While checking the attendance at District hospital, Rajouri, the Minister directed doctors and para medical staff to remain present in the hospital as per the duty roaster so as to provide round the clock health care facilities to the patients.
Taking into consideration the complaints made by the patients regarding the distribution of blankets to them, the Minister directed Medical superintendent to set things right at priority.
Meanwhile, during the Minister’s surprise visit to Govt Gujjar & Bakerwal Girls Hostel, he gave directions for disengagement of six temporary engaged employees who were found unauthorisedly absent from the duty.