Irregularity over ration supply: 2 shops including one owned by CITU leader suspended
Alappuzha: The Civil Supplies Department has temporarily suspended the approval of two ration shops in the state after finding irregularity over the distribution of free ration announced in times of COVID-19.
The shops ARD 30 near Vellakinar, under the licence of Noufal, Kerala Ration Employees Union (CITU) Ambalappuzha taluk office bearer and ARD 57 under the licence of Upendran near Muppalam here were suspended.
In Upendran’s shop, there was a reduction of 14 quintal of rice. It is assumed that he sold it illegally. The Public Distribution department is probing into the incident.
In the shop owned by the CITU leader, 197 kilo of rice was found in excess. This was because less amounts were distributed to the buyers, officials said. There is a reduction of 87 kilos in another variety of rice.
Also officials are gearing up to probe whether a person has bought ration from more than one shop by giving affidavit. Those without ration cards were given facility to buy ration using their Aadhaar cards. The details would be inspected and action will be taken if any offense is found.