The Cabinet which met here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Wednesday accorded sanction to the enhancement of “Ration Money Allowance” from Rs. 600 to Rs. 800 per person per month w.e.f. 01.07.2014 to 31.03.2015 and” from Rs. 800 to 1000 per person per month w.e.f. 01.04.2015 in respect of such non-gazetted police personnel (Follower to inspector) who are in receipt of Ration Money Allowance in terms of Government order Home-177 of 2008 dated 19.03.2008, an official statement said.
It also said that a team of officers of Drug and Food Control Organization (DFCO) conducted a surprise checks and raids in Bemina, JVC, Wazir bagh, Lal Ded, Rajbagh, Jawahar Nagar, Sonawar, G. B. Pant, Dalgate and Batmallo areas of Srinagar city amidst complaints that certain drug and food establishments are indulging in sale of flood hit medicines and food articles to consumers.
“The team found 8 medical shops namely M/s Shah Pharmacy, Opp. JVC hospital, Pure Pharmacy, Opp. JVC hospital, Manzoor Medicate, Opp. JVC hospital, AAY BEE Medicate, Batmallo, Srinagar, Life Care Medicate Sonawar, Srinagar, Care and Cure Medicate Sonawar, Rising Sun Pharmacy, Sonawar, and Ilham Medicate, Dalgate Srinagar were indulged in unethical trade practices by displaying flood hit commodities for sale,” the statement said.
“The establishments have been asked to shut down their business for three to seven days with a precondition that their operation shall be allowed only upon verification of satisfactory compliance of their sanitary conditions as well as scrutiny of their inventory by the empowered authorities after the suspension period is over.”
The stakeholders in general and consumer in particular have been impressed upon to share their inputs about such incidents to the concerned regularity authorities at district head quarters to help department to serve better, the statement informed.