Zulfkar seeks funds on NE pattern for digitization of CAPD Deptt records
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) and Tribal Affairs, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali has underscored the need for speedy digitization of records in the CAPD Department for the effective implementation of National Food Security Act (NFSA).
Speaking at the inaugural function of One-Day Orientation-cum-Workshop on NFSA organised by the Directorate of CAPD here on Sunday, the minister also sought Central Government funding for J and K on Northeastern pattern to enable the State install latest IT equipment in CAPD Department for comprehensive digitization of records.
The programme was attended by the Joint Secretary, Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Nilambuj Saran, Joint Secretary, Union Ministry of Food and Public Distribution, Deepak Kumar, Secretary CAPD J and K, Saurab Bhaghat, Deputy Director General, NIC, Gautam Gosh, Director CAPD Jammu, G.S Chib, all Assistant Directors of Jammu division and other officers of CAPD.
The minister said with the implementation of NFSA the poor consumers of the Jammu and Kashmir would be immensely benefited. He said though it was a challenging job for the Government but the employees of the CAPD Department worked tirelessly to achieve the targets on NFSA implementation. He said more than 22 lakh forms were distributed and filled-up by the concerned beneficiaries and scrutinised by the Department. He said all Deputy Commissioners have already been directed to upload the data on dedicated websites for public scrutiny.
Zulfkar asked the participants to discuss frequently and raise the issues, if any so that clarifications are made, as and when needed. He also requested the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs Food and Public Distribution to organize similar workshop at Srinagar also.
Meanwhile, the minister also visited Gujjar Basti Nikki Tawi and took stock of the people’s problems there.
During his visit, the locals put forth their demands including regularization of the colony. The minister gave them a patient hearing and assured that their genuine demands would be looked into.