Jammu, June 24 (HS) Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan today chaired a meeting to review the functioning of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS & CA) Department here at the Civil Secretariat.
Advisor Khan underscored the need to cover all the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir with fair price shop facility so that 1000 more such shops would be added in the existing Public Distribution System (PDS) by end of August this year.
The Advisor impressed upon the concerned officers to update consumers’ ration card with their Aadhaar number so that every beneficiary could be benefited with this facility anywhere in the country. He directed the concerned that no dealer should stop ration to any consumer if his / her Aadhaar number is not updated for the months of July and August, while asking all assistant directors of the department to ensure that their respective districts would complete the updation process by the end of August 2020.
Advisor Khan also appreciated the role of the department during ongoing Covid-19 pandemic by ensuring supply of ration and other commodities at the doorstep of people. He directed the concerned to ensure buffer stock of foodgrains in snow-bound areas to a minimum 4 to 6 months in advance so that people in these areas wouldn’t face any difficulty during closure of highway due to snowfall.