FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Silchar, Nov 30: Persons belonging to the richer sections of the society along with employees and pensioners have been asked to submit their tiol Food Security Act (NFSA) and Antyodaya An Yoja (AAY) cards within a period of seven days without fail.
Uuthorized and undeserving persons who are earning well are not entitled to receive the benefit of the schemes. The fair price shop owners and agents have also been asked not to provide rice under the Act to the persons who are not entitled to it. If anyone is found guilty, stern steps in the form of issuing FIR in the nearest police station under Lakhipur sub-division, will be taken up. J R Lalsim, additiol deputy commissioner, Cachar and in-charge SDO (Civil), Lakhipur has issued the directives that prompt action should be taken in this regard in order to curb the mece.
The agents of fair price shops will also be taken to task if they do not obey the orders issued to them. Inspector Dilip Kumar Roy, in charge, Food and Civil Supply and sub-inspector Jamini Kanta Doley have also taken the task of curbing the mece of corruption in this case. They have also resolved to draw a curtain on this issue.
AAY is a Central government sponsored scheme which has been launched to provide highly subsidized food to millions of the poor families. The tiol Food Security Act, 2013 is also aimed to provide subsidized food grains to poor families.