Residents of Amritsar’s Mallu Nangal village allege corruption in ration distribution

Residents of Amritsar’s Mallu Nangal village allege corruption in ration distribution

Tribune Information Service

Amritsar, September 22

Accusing depot holders of not giving full share of wheat below the general public distribution system (PDS), residents of Mallu Nangal village have filed a criticism with the workplace of the District Meals and Civil Provides Controller.

The residents together with the leaders of the Dehati Mazdoor Sabha and the Jamhoori Kisan Sabha mentioned the depot holders give a handwritten slip to the beneficiaries of the Atta-Dal scheme as an alternative of the pc generated slips issued by the District Meals and Civil Provides Workplace.

Gurnam Singh Daud, basic secretary, Dehati Mazdoor Sabha, mentioned, “The load of the wheat being disbursed to a household differs on the slip than on the pc generated slip.” He alleged that the depot holders dupe poor beneficiaries by falsely claiming that the burden talked about on the hand written slip is their precise share.

Kulwant Singh Mallunangal, a resident mentioned, “Enormous amount of wheat is thus siphoned off and the depot holders, in connivance with the officers, are promoting this wheat in open market and minting cash.” He mentioned each member of a under poverty line household is entitled to five kg of wheat at Rs 2 per kg each month.

Dr Satnam Singh Ajnala of Jamhoori Kisan Sabha mentioned, “Ideally, the wheat ought to be distributed at a standard place in village as gurdwara, temple or a panchayat workplace.” He mentioned as an alternative the beneficiaries are made to attend exterior the homes of sarpanches or depot holders as if they’re distributing the cereal from their very own pockets.

District Meals and Provide Controller (DFSC) Sanyogita mentioned the difficulty can be investigated and anyone discovered responsible can be punished as per the legislation. She added that the investigation has already been assigned to officers involved and the folks wouldn’t face any downside in future.

Ajnala mentioned the DFSC has assured that in future it might be insured that the residents get the pc generated slips in order that they’ll find out about their quota and that the distribution can be performed at public locations as an alternative of the residence of any particular person.

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