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AT THE DOORSTEP: Collector M. Vallalar checking a ration card at a village near Dindigul on Saturday.
AT THE DOORSTEP: Collector M. Vallalar checking a ration card at a village near Dindigul on Saturday.

Staff Reporter

DINDIGUL: About 86 per cent of ration cards in the district had been verified and verification of rest of the cards would be completed within the extended time, said Collector M. Vallalar.

He was inspecting door-to-door verification work being taken up at Muthazhagupatti near here on Saturday. A total of 5,31,672 ration cards out of total 6,18,223 cards in the district had been verified. Enumerators had received 5.28 lakh forms from card holders. Approximately 3,180 forms were rejected.

Verification of the balance 86,551 ration cards was in full swing. Additional staff had been deputed in thickly populated areas not only to speed up work but also to do verification work without any flaw. Six officers in the rank of Deputy Collectors were deployed to monitor verification work in Dindigul alone. The work would be completed within stipulated time, the Collector said.

Already, departmental action had been initiated against two enumerators and two supervisors who did not conduct their work properly. Officials should go to every house and check ration cards examine every detail given by the head of the family, he said.

He appealed to the people not to throng the enumerator for registration. The enumerator will visit every house and carry out verification work. There was no need to follow him.

A total 1,400 enumerators and 137 supervisors have been deployed to complete the work on before second week of September. Besides, each block will be monitored by a zonal officer in the rank of sub-collector.

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