CIVIL SUPPLIES DEPT. APPEALS TO THE CONSUMERS

Panaji, July 25, 2017 … The Department of Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs has appealed to the ration card holders to get their ration cards corrected, changed or surrendered and ensure that the names of dead persons are deleted by approaching to the concerned taluka Inspector within a period of 60 days.

The Department has noted many ineligible beneficiaries, including Government servants are holding priority household (PHH), food security cards instead of above poverty line (APL) cards. Some families with income more than Rs. 5 lakhs possess above poverty line (APL) ration card although they are not eligible for ration card.

The Department has noted that the names of dead persons appear in the ration card and families are drawing monthly ration quota against the name of dead persons. Similarly families having ration cards are not residing in Goa and third parties are drawing the quota on their behalf. Therefore the Department had appealed to such consumers to approach the concerned taluka Inspector, failing which the Department will initiate action after the survey of all such ineligible card holders availing benefits.

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