Jamshedpur, August 31: The commission to ration dealers has been increased to Rs 1 per Quintal. Earlier the amount was 26 paisa which was raised to 47 paisa and after the food security act was implemented the commission was 80 paisa.
The extra expenses burden will be borne by the department, said state food and civil supplies minister Saryu Rai. He informed that there have been several complaints regarding irregularities in the door step delivery process and he had asked from the district as to the vehicle numbers which are running for door step delivery, but apart from Sahibganj no other district has provided the information.
Minister further said that a meeting of departmental officer will be called regarding the complaints which would focus on scrapping of DSD.
Rai said that once the ration distribution starts from the machines several things will become systematic. People’s confidence on dealer has increased and if the dealers can pick up the ration and distribute then wrongdoing in transporting can end and it would ensure 100 per cent lifting of ration.
‘We have made a target to distribute ration through biometric machines in all the districts by October 2016 and the districts which have started supplying ration through the machines have drawn good reaction’, said Saryu Rai, adding, ‘biometric machine once in full order would make the distribution systematic and tamper free’.