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Sonowal’s directive activates DC, market inspection begins in city

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, June 27: The officials of the Kamrup (M) district administration have their socks raised following a directive to do all to check the rise in prices of essential commodities and to ensure implementation of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in various markets in the district.

Following a directive from Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal, Kamrup (M) Deputy Commissioner M Angamuthu today issued a directive to the additiol deputy commissioners, assistant commissioners, SDOs and others to inspect the markets in their respective jurisdictions to see that traders do not charges exorbitant prices for essential commodities. The officials have also been asked to see that the Swachch Bharat Abhiyan is properly followed in all market areas. The food inspectors of the Food and Supplies Department have also been brought under the purview of this directive.

The Deputy Commissioner has also asked the officials to take officials of local civic bodies, and take the help of the Department of Weights and Measures and police personnel during their inspection. The DC has also asked the officials to submit reports of the inspected markets along with their photographs on June 28 to him, apart from submitting such reports on every Monday.  

In accordance with the directive, ADCs, circle officers and food inspectors have been assigned for inspection of the city markets following a specific roster. According to the roster, ADC Barli Sarma and CO (attached) Dipmala Gowala will inspect the markets in the Uzan Bazar area. They will be accompanied by Food and Civil Supplies inspector Anil Bora.

ADC Muktath Saikia, CO Lakkhindan Saharia and food inspector Tapan Dutta are to inspect the markets in the Fancy Bazar area, while ADC Jyots Medhi, CO (attached) Karabikaran and food inspector Jayanta Madhab Mahanta are to inspect the markets in the Paltan Bazar area in the city. Likewise the ADCs, COs and food inspectors deployed for various other markets in the city are – ADC Ester Kathar, CO (attached) Ashwin mpui and food inspector Bhupen Baishya the Machkhowa area; ADC Prato Mazumdar and food inspector Bidyadhar Deka for Maligaon;  SDO Mukul Kathar, CO (attached) Suswap Kakati  and food inspector Tapan th for Ganeshguri; AC Pratima Rongpi and food inspector Chanson Malakar Six Mile; AC Sujata Suchibrata and food inspector Dilip Deka for rengi; AC Sarmistha Bora and food inspector Ishwar Sarma for Noonmati; AC Pomi Baruah and food inspector Dhrubajyoti Deka for Chandmari; ADC Khitish Pegu and food inspector Bichitra th are for markets in Chandra Revenue Circle area; ADC Munin Ngate and food inspector Tarath Sarma for Sopur Revenue Circle; Dispur revenue circle officer Chinmoy th, CO (attached) Prashanta Kathkotia and food inspector Chandan Kalita for Beltola and Lokhara areas; Azara Revenue Circle Officer Pulak Patgiri and food inspector Abdul Kalam Azad for Dharapur, Azara and Pamohi areas.

The inspection has already been started in many markets in the city where as many as ten cases have been filed under various sections of the Essential Commodities Act.

Moreover, 170.990 kg pulses, 1975 kg rice, 237 (1-litre pack) edible oil & 50 kg salt (1kg pack) seized at Beltola Bazar today.

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