RTI Movement Hails Decision
SRINAGAR: The Department of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Tuesday asked the beneficiaries to obtain receipt from their respective Government Sale Centre/ Fair Price Shop while receiving ration from these stores.
In a press release, the Department said that in case any storekeeper is reluctant to provide the receipt the same shall be brought to the notice of this Department on toll free No. 1800-180-7011 or through online mode on the official grievance portal i.e. feastjk.gov.in/jkgrams.
Meanwhile Jammu & Kashmir RTI Movement hailed the Govt’s fresh advisory to the consumers.
In a statement, Chairman RTI Movement Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat said that fresh advisory was much awaited as storekeepers were not using the point of sale machines not they provided printed receipts to majority of the consumers.
He appreciated Commissioner Secretary FCS & CA Zubair Ahmad & Director FCS & CA Kashmir Dr Abdul Salam for the fresh advisory. He urged upon them to ensure people are made aware of this through electronic and print media.
“Majority of people in J&K don’t know what a point of sale machine is as many storekeepers don’t even display it on ration stores and getting printed receipts is like dream for consumers. We have been demanding this for last more than a year now. If all the ration stores start using point of same machines and give printed receipts the privilege and loot of Govt ration can be stopped & the poor consumers won’t have to pay extra money for getting subsidised or free ration. Govt must create mass awareness among people to demand receipts from ration storekeepers, ” said Dr Raja Muzaffar.
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