Zero tolerance towards malpractices in working of department : Lal Chand Kataruchak

Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister emphasizes on transparency factor

Reviews working of department in a meeting with DFSCs and Deputy Directors

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Chandigarh, August 3, The Punjab Government led by the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann is duty bound to ensure transparency in every department so as to provide a corruption free administrative framework to the people. As part of this, zero tolerance policy is being adopted towards malpractices as this department is closely linked to the economy of the State. Those indulging in corrupt practices would be sternly dealt with in accordance with the law. These views were expressed by the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Mr. Lal Chand Kataruchak here today at the Anaj Bhawan in Sector – 39 while chairing a review meeting with the District Food Supply Controllers and the Deputy Directors.

On the occasion, the Minister said that the pending issues of the department must be addressed within the time frame so as to not hamper the functioning of the department. He further said that the applications with regard to procuring licence from the Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) should be sent within one week. The Minister also directed that the stock in the godowns be thoroughly checked and it is imperative that the items contained in the stock register match with the stock present. He emphasized dispatching reports in a timely manner in this regard. The Minister exhorted the officers present to strengthen the Worker Management Committees in their respective districts so as to redress the issues of the workers thus bringing them into the mainstream. He also said that there should be uniformity in the matter of setting up of clusters in the mandis and no cluster should exceed the capacity of 50000 M.T.