No new BPL and APL playing cards until pending functions are disposed of, says Minister

Food and Civil Supplies Minister K.H. Muniyappa. File.

Meals and Civil Provides Minister Ok.H. Muniyappa. File.
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Meals and Civil Provides Minister Ok.H. Muniyappa on Friday stated his division would neither concern new ration playing cards nor obtain new functions until the disposal of three lakh pending functions.

Addressing a press convention in Bengaluru after reviewing the progress of the division’s works, the Minister additionally stated new playing cards couldn’t be issued until the problem of offering an extra 5 kg rice per particular person underneath the Anna Bhagya scheme was resolved. 

On ragi and jowar

He made it clear that the federal government was dedicated to offering a complete of 10 kg foodgrains per particular person underneath the Anna Bhagya scheme. Officers involved had been instructed to take up storage of ragi and jowar for distribution together with rice, he stated. Nonetheless, earlier than taking on the distribution of millets, the officers had been instructed to gather data on what number of households might have them, he stated. 

Declaring that the Meals and Civil Provides Division had greater than 3,500 vacancies, the Minister stated he had directed the Secretary and the Commissioner of the division to provoke measures to fill 2,181 posts amongst them. 

It had been determined to arrange separate workplaces of the Meals Division in all of the taluk centres and to recruit assistant administrators and different workers as a part of efforts to strengthen the division, the Minister stated. 

Meals Division authorities had been instructed to recruit knowledge entry operators along with guaranteeing transparency within the procurement of crops underneath the MSP and sustaining high quality within the distribution of foodgrains underneath the general public distribution system, Mr. Muniyappa stated. 

The Minister stated ₹170 per particular person can be transferred to the financial institution accounts of the Anna Bhagya beneficiaries as an alternative choice to further 5 kg rice, on August 25 and 26.

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