The names of deleted family card holders will be displayed in the respective ration shops from Monday.

According to a press release, door-to-door enumeration of ration cards was completed on October 31. The card holders whose houses were locked for a long period or cards found bogus had been identified during the enumeration by the field staff. Based on these data, the list was prepared.

In the event of any objection to the deletions made in the list, card holders may fill a form available with the ration shop and submit for amendment along with photocopies of their original ration card, proof of address (either property tax receipt, public sector bank passbook, driving licence, passport, or election photo identity card) with the ration shop personnel before January 6.

After physical verification by the field staff, the names would be included in the register. The State government was keen to eliminate bogus cards, but at the same time genuine card holders would not be put to any inconvenience. Till the names are checked, genuine card holders would be eligible to buy all essential commodities.

During enumeration, wherever residents (family members) had locked their houses and gone out of station for long, the names were deleted from the register. Similarly, the field staff also deleted the names of card holders where the residents had shifted from one locality to another place within the city or district. To avoid duplication, such a step had been undertaken.

Contact numbers

For any clarification, public may call the District Supply Officer at 2532501 (extension 249) on all working days or contact the zonal supply officers at the following mobile numbers: Madurai East 97900 44133; Madurai Central: 94450 00338; Madurai West: 94450 00339; Madurai North: 94450 00337 and 94450-00336; Melur: 94450 00341; Usilampatti: 94450 00343; Tirumangalam: 94450 00344; Vadipatti: 94450 00342; and Peraiyur 94450 00345.

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