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Fair price shop allotment scheme banned in Haryana –

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 12

After being embroiled in controversies, the Haryana government has stopped the allocation of Fair Price Shops in the state. The Food Supply and Consumer Affairs Department issued an order in this regard on Tuesday.

Recently, the department had invited applications from people willing to take ration depot on Antyodaya Saral portal till August 7. Later the application deadline was extended to August 14. The government had decided to open a total of 3224 new ration depots in the entire state under the public distribution system. Of these, 2382 ration depots were to be given to women. According to departmental sources, when applications were invited for opening new ration depots, terms and conditions were also issued along with them. In the condition imposed by the department for the ration depot applicants, it was said that any Sarpanch, Panch Nagar Councilor’s family and close relatives like husband, wife, children, parents, brother, sister, brother-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law etc. can fill the form. Will not be eligible.

Secondly, there was a provision for reservation for women, but no provision was made for reservation for Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes. Due to this, opposition to this plan of the government had started.

Due to this, Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala discussed this issue with officials in the meeting of the Food Supply and Consumer Affairs Department on Monday. After feedback from officials, this scheme has been stopped with immediate effect. The government has issued instructions to all the district food and supply controllers of the state to stop the ongoing process under this scheme with immediate effect till further orders.

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