Member Parliament Rajya Sabha, Shamsher Singh Manhas called on Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan here and projected various demands of Ration and Sugar.
Shamsher Singh Manhas said after the launch of NFSA in Jammu and Kashmir down trodden, deprived people are getting benefit of this scheme as per the required norms. He said topography of Jammu province is different from Kashmir region and major part is hilly terrain. Its difficult for the authorities to provide ration on time to these far flung areas. He asked the Union Minister to release the ration quota of sate on time so that it can be distributed timely.
Manhas also discussed the issue of fair price shops and highlighted the difficulties being faced by the city fair price shop ration dealers. Ration supplied through fair price shops are facing hardship due to nominal commission prescribed by the FCA & CA department of the state and their families facing threat to survival under present conditions.
He said govt. sale depot employees are being provided with salary, rent of the shop, electricity charges & all measures for weight etc. & the sale depot are getting free Ration from the depts.. & deposit the money after sales where these fair price show owners deposit in advance. As NFSA is implements in the State in Feb. 2016 thy have not received commission of the same till date. As in NFSA rule dealer commission is 143/quintals we demand release of commission that in favour of dealers up to date so that dealer meet their needs.He said timely supply of ration be provided to us in the interest of registered consumers so that we are not humiliated at the hands of consumers.