After several reports were received by the Divisional Commissioner’s office regarding the skyrocket pricing of food and other essential goods and operating of unauthorized clinical, diagnostic establishments and quackery in different areas across Kashmir including Leh regions, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, on Monday directed all Deputy Commissioners to start intense market checking drive across the division including Leh and Kargil to curb black marketing, profiteering, and hoarding and take strict action against the offenders.
Market checking squads Legal and Meteorological Department (LMD) and Food Safety department were also directed to start intense market checking across Srinagar district to ensure strict implementation of approved market rates of vegetables, grocery, chicken, mutton, bakery, and other essential items.
The Div Com directed the officers to take strict action against black marketers, hoarders and erring shopkeepers as per the law.
The Divisional Commissioner asked Director Health Services to constitute special checking teams comprising members from health services to conduct daily inspection of all clinical establishments, diagnostic laboratories, quackery menace, across the valley and Leh and Kargil districts and seal unauthorized clinics, diagnostic and quackery carts.
Khan had also directed them to take necessary action against such shops, establishments which were operating in violation of rules, norms, and laws and without licenses or being run by incompetent persons in all districts including Leh region.
He asked all concerned officers to send a weekly report to the Divisional Commissioner’s office.