Meals, Civil Provides and Shopper Affairs Division enterprise wheat distribution with full transparency underneath Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana: Lal Chand Kataruchak
CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Authorities led by the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann is leaving no stone unturned to supply each facility to the widespread folks with full emphasis on transparency issue.
As a part of this, the Meals, Civil Provides and Shopper Affairs Division is enterprise distribution of wheat within the State underneath Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana with full adherence to the norms of transparency. The Digital Level of Sale Machines are getting used for the aim underneath which the wheat is distributed to the beneficiaries solely after getting their thumb impression with the amount distributed entered within the receipt. Aside from this, the District Places of work have been directed to clarify the advantages entailed underneath the Nationwide Meals Safety Act 2013, Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana and One Nation One Ration Card, on the each ration depot.
The Meals, Civil Provides and Shopper Affairs Minister Lal Chand Kataruchak stated that the Union Authorities is sending the wheat to Punjab in respect of just one.41 crore beneficiaries whereas the State has 1.57 crore beneficiaries at current. A verification drive underneath the Nationwide Meals Safety Act, 2013 has additionally been began to take away in-eligible beneficiaries from amongst the extra 16 crore beneficiaries.
Additional, the wheat distributed underneath the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana is supplied to the State Authorities by the FCI out of the Central pool inventory. This Central pool wheat is packed within the bardana and is distributed by the depot holders in free type by opening the sacks.
Additionally, the Division has adopted zero tolerance method in the direction of any malpractice and in case any criticism is obtained in the course of the distribution of the inventory of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana then the criticism is minutely probed adopted by strict motion in opposition to erring officers, staff and depot holders
It’s noteworthy that the Union Authorities started the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana in April 2020 throughout corona pandemic for assembly the scarcity of foodgrains. Underneath the scheme, the beneficiaries underneath the Nationwide Meals Safety Act 2013 i.e. these of Antyodaya Ann Yojana or the Precedence Households are being supplied with the 5 Kg wheat per beneficiary per thirty days.