Baramulla, 10 June (CNI) : The Tehsil Supply Officer (TSO) of Circle Tangmarg (A), Abdul Ahad Sofi on Saturday directed all the government employees and the consumers having good economical conditions to surrender their Antodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and Priority Household (PHH) ration cards voluntarily.
Reports reaching News-agency Current News of India (CNI) that at least 285 ration card holders are Non deserving in Tangmarg(A), whose financial position had improved since the implementation of National food Security Act (NFSA).
In this regard, Food Civil supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCSCA) department issued a circular earlier this month states that the families, households or ration ticket holders whose financial position had improved since the implementation of National food Security Act (NFSA) had rendered them ineligible for receiving ration under the AAY and PHH categories.
“All such ration ticket holders are hereby advised to voluntarily surrender their ration tickets issued in their favour under AAY or PHH categories.”
The TSO Tangmarg,Abdul Ahad Sofi said that the persons whose economic conditions improved post implementation of NFSA either by acquiring government jobs or by establishing business were supposed to voluntarily surrender these cards.
“If any government employee failed to surrender the AAY or PHH ration ticket, the matter will be taken up with the concerned head of the department for recovery from such an employee,” he adds.
He said that the government employees would be dealt with strictly if they fail to surrender the ration cards within the stipulated time period.
“Because once the recovery will be initiated against any government employee it will be termed as a criminal act on his part which will prove detrimental for the government employee,” the official said.
He said strict action would be also initiated against those having well established business but still receive ration as per AAY or PHH ration ticket.
The circular reads that all
Government employees who are living in a joint family (family who lives under a common roof and having a common kitchen or Chullah shall be treated as Joint family) are informed to surrender the PHH/AAY ration card (if any).
In any case, if it was found that the Govt. employee is living in a joint family (PHH/AAY) with additional separate ration card in his/her name, he/she will be personally responsible and it will be treated as a criminal act. Such cases will be forwarded to the concerned authorities for appropriate action, reads the Circular. (CNI)