HAILAKANDI, Oct 7: With a view to checking hoarding and black marketing of essential commodities including LPG, Deputy Commissioner Hailakandi Moloy Bora has directed the Circle Officers to carry out special intensive drive with the help of Food, Civil Supply and Consumer Affairs officials and local police every day.
Deputy Commissioner Bora said the order that comes into force with immediate effect has been issued following deep concern expressed by Government of Assam over reports of hoarding as well as resorting to selling goods at inflated prices, including essential commodities and LPG by a section of unscrupulous traders. “Stern action will be initiated against such hoarders and blackmarketeers out to fleece the common man by creating artificial scarcity of essential commodities through hoarding and black marketing,” he said, adding, “Crimil action will also be taken against any official found neglecting his/her duty or conniving with such unscrupulous elements.”
The Deputy Commissioner has also directed the Assistant Director, Food, Civil Supply and Consumer Affairs, Ganesh Choudhury to move around the district and submit daily report to him vis-a-vis steps taken to contain price rise. “I have specifically directed Assistant Director, Food, Civil Supply and Consumer Affairs to gear up administrative machinery and to conduct regular checking of price of essential commodities across the district till October 15,” he added.
District Development Commissioner, TT Daolagupu will coordite and monitor the overall activities in Lala and Katlicherra Revenue Circles while Additiol Deputy Commissioner (Revenue & Disaster Magement), Amalendu Roy will do so in Hailakandi and Algapur Revenue Circles.