Three Officers placed under suspension over lapses in framing NFSA lists


Srinagar | June 9 : Taking strong note of lapses in framing lists of beneficiaries under National Food Security Act (NFSA), Government today suspended three officers in Khour area of Jammu and also ordered inquiry in the matter.
On the instructions of Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Ministers, Basharat Hussain Bukhari, and Minister for Consumer Affairs, Public Distribution Department Zulfkar Ali Divisional Commissioner Jammu Dr Pawan Kotwal has issued orders suspending Tehsildar Khour, Block Development Officer Khour and Tehsil Supply Officer of CAPD Department Khour in response to complaints of lapses in framing lists of beneficiaries under NFSA,.
The Divisional Commissioner also ordered an inquiry with Deputy Commissioner, Jammu as Chairman into the incident of wrong inclusion of the name of sitting MLA Chambh Constituency in the beneficiary list under Priority Category. The DC has been ordered to furnish his report within a period of three days.
Meanwhile Mr. Zulfkar Ali said that Government will not tolerate any lapses in the list of beneficiaries as transparency is the top priority of the Government. He said that the Government would ensure that only deserving people are in the lists. He added that these complaints will be treated as serious as PDS is directly connected to the poor people and Government will not tolerate any injustice with the poors.