Special Teams set up to keep vigil on buffer godowns for preventing Recycling of rice: CV Anand

Special Teams have been set up to keep constant vigil on Buffer Godowns for preventing Recycling rice, said C.V. Anand, Commissioner for Civil Supplies Department here today.

In a press release here today, C.V. Anand said the teams will conduct inspections at the godowns to check the present stock, prevent supply of Recycle rice through Public Distribution System by taking precautionary steps through putting breaks on recycle rice supply from millers at Buffer godowns. District Level special inspection teams consisting of Civil Supplies Corporation District Manager, Assistant Manager (Technical), one member each from District Enforcement Wing and Legal Metrology department. These teams will conduct inspection of all Buffer godowns existing in the district from 1st every month and submit their report to the Corporation Head Office by 15th of every month.

A squad from Head Office Team along with Enforcement staff and an officer from Legal Metrology Department will check the progress of these teams by inspecting district on quarterly basis. The inspection team shall conduct detailed investigation of inspection on component wise analysis of storage losses i.e. losses occurring due to loss of moisture, theft and pilferage or other reasons and furnish report to the Head Office. Based on the report of the inspection teams the storage losses to the Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC), State Warehousing Corporation (SWC) and Civil Supplies Corporation Buffer godowns shall be regularize duly following procedure in vogue. There are up to five to 10 Buffer godowns in each district, after the teams conduct inspection and submit report to the Head Office only decision will be taken on the storage loss.

The Commissioner said it has come to the notice that officials at CWC, SWC and Technical Staff of the Civil Supplies Corporation are colluding with the rice millers and accepting the re-cycled PDS rice for illegal gains at the Buffer godowns, by using lacunas and claiming the storage losses straight away as a right without any inspections by the Officials. One such incident has came to the notice when Civil Supplies Enforcement Team conducted inspection at Nagarkurnool District Jadcherla CWC Buffer godown. Commissioner C.V. Anand took serious note on this issue and warned officials that stringent action will be taken against them and ordered officials to take special steps for preventing the frauds. (NSS)