SRINAGAR, OCT 11: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Information Department, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali has instructed for finalization of AAY lists in the State till October 25. The Minister issued these directions during a Video-Conference with all Deputy Commissioners of the State, wherein Commissioner Secretary to Government, Shafiq A Raina, Director FCSCA Jammu Mohmmad Azam Inqalabi, Director Kashmir Nissar Wani, Raj Kumar Katoch Additional Secretary to Government for Information Department and other senior officers of FCS & CA and Information Department were present.
The Minister expressed concern regarding finalization of AAY lists and in this regard he gave different deadline to each district depending upon the circumstances. Anantnag was given 10 days, Badgam was given 7 days, Bandipur 10 days, Baramullah 10 days, Doda one week, Ganderbal 7 days, Kathua 15 days, Kulgam 10 days, Kupwara 15 days, Pulwama one week, Poonch 10 days, Rajouri 10 days, Ramban 10 days, Reasi 10 days, Samba 7 days, Shopan 10 days, Srinagar 15 days and Udhampur has been a weeks’ time to complete finalization of AAY lists.
The Minister has also instructed all Deputy Commissioners, who are also the District Monitoring Authority of Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs to ensure 100% accuracy of lists framed under National Food Security Act. He appreciated efforts of District Administration of Baramula, Kathua, Kulgam, Kupwara, Poonch, Shopian and Rajouri for cross checking and correcting NFSA lists and pressed upon DCs of other districts to ensure 100% accuracy by end of the month.
Impressing upon DCs to implement Circular no 1 and Circular no 2 of the Government in true spirit, Minister said that Government on January 11, 2017 issued circular, in which best practices adopted by different States of India were mentioned to follow in Jammu and Kashmir for bringing more efficiency in the Department. He said that vide the same circular, DCs have been designated as DMA – District Monitoring Authority for Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs along with 15 other directions for implementation. He instructed DCs to implement the same circular in true spirit. The Minister also instructed DCs to implement Circular no 2 regarding banning of service-charges by Hotels and Restaurants in the State.