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Consumers' body asks people to be more vigilant

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 Jun 2017 12:00 AM GMT

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT

SILCHAR, May 31: Agents and dealers of fair price shops under Bikrampur Cooperative Society have been indulging in unfair means of earning and profiting by cheating customers. Most of the time, it can be seen that customers are not getting rice which they are entitled to under the Food Security Act. Grahak Surakhsa Samiti and media have been highlighting this issue for a long period. Customers are told that since government is not paying any transportation cost, dealers and agents are bound to charge extra for rice. GSS, people and the media have been reporting about the corrupt practises of these fair price owners, agents and dealers.

In the month of December 2016, agents and dealers of the fair price shop under Bikrampur Cooperative Society tried to pilfer large quantities of rice. However, they could not do so since both GSS and the media exposed their evil intentions and ulterior motives. Government is providing food grains like rice at the lowest rate possible so that no one has to starve. But unscrupulous persons have been looting the items distributed by the government. GSS is of the opinion that only transfer of the secretary of a cooperative society is not the only solution and punishment and that they should be punished more severely.

Customers may think that government is responsible for all this. It is not true. It is high time that the faces of those people involved in the chain of corruption should be unveiled, unmasked and brought to task. There are some culprits hidden beneath the surface. GSS stated that these persons have to be taught a befitting lesson. Members of GSS have urged upon the customers to remain alert, awake and active and report immediately if they find anyone involved in corrupt practices.

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