Khargone: Surprise investigation conducted at gas agency and government fair price shops of Bedia

During inspection of Sri Sai Jyoti Bharat Gas Rural Distributor, agency operator Ashok Kumar was caught ignoring rules by the warehouse keeper.

FP News ServiceUpdated: Friday, June 17, 2022, 06:03 PM IST
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Khargone (Madhya Pradesh): The Khargone administration is going strict with its rules and regulations after a review meeting chaired by Collector Kumar Purushottam. Following which, the food department conducted a surprise inspection at the gas agency and government fair price in Bedia, said Food Supply Officer Manohar Singh Thakur.

During inspection of Sri Sai Jyoti Bharat Gas Rural Distributor, agency operator Ashok Kumar was caught ignoring rules by the warehouse keeper. The display of the price stock list was neither found in godown nor in the office. Also, there was no record of rebates even after the cylinder was transported from godown.

Along with this, the government fair price shop was caught in an act of difference in grain's stock. It was discovered that 2.25 quintals of wheat and 89 kilograms of rice were less in quantity and the seller was not showing interest in E-KYC and mobile seeding. This violates the provisions of the MP Public Distribution System (Control) Order 2015. DSO Thakur informed that a case was registered against both the operator and shopkeeper under Section 3/7 of the Essential Commodities Act 1955.

Kasrawad SDM Sanghapriya informed that during the investigation of the Surya Bharat gas agency, Nirmani on April 30, this year by Junior Supply Officer Virendra Chauhan, disturbances in godown stock were noticed. While investigating the matter, 250 cylinders worth Rs 6,09,000 were confiscated from the agency. Later, this case was presented to Additional Collector JS Baghel's court.

Notably, after the Surya Bharat gas agency case, police got more alert and conducted the surprise investigation at the gas agency and government fair price in Bedia.

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