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RTI Movement demands probe in sale of ration on ‘exorbitant’ rates under BPL quota
6/7/2020 12:03:40 AM

Early Times Report

SRINAGAR, June 6: The Jammu & Kashmir RTI Movement has demanded that a probe should be conducted by authorities through Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) against the officials of Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) for selling ration on exorbitant rates to poor people who otherwise are entitled to get subsidized ration under BPL quota.
In a statement Chairman RTI Movement Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat said that in many villages of Budgam and some other districts the officials of FCS & CA have been selling ration to BPL ration card holder on exorbitant rates (APL rates) for last 4 to 5 years without informing the poor consumers that they were under BPL / PHH category as per online information available on FCS & CA portal
“We have exposed a scam with proof which proves that fake APL ration cards were provided to Below Poverty Line (BPL) consumers. Our team of activists lead by Mushtaq Ahmad Lone obtained lot of information which proves that almost 30 families in only Loolipora village of Chadoora sub division were entitled to get subsidized rice under BPL / PHH quota as their name is uploaded on the Government food portal under BPL and PHH , but the officials of Food and Civil Supplies department especially store keepers along with some other tehsil and district level officials have provided these poor people fake ration cards with APL marking,” said Muzaffar.
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