Staff Reporter

They were found to be bogus during door-to-door verification

KRISHNAGIRI: The district administration has ordered stoppage of essential commodities to 47, 453 family cards which were found to be bogus.

The action has been initiated after the cent percent verification in the district, Collector V. K. Shanmugam said here on Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters, he said the supply of food items have been stopped for 39,193 cards as no one appealed against the order. The supplies to 8, 260 cards were stopped after they were found bogus by the authorities during the verification.

Hence, a last chance has been given to the public to appeal against the supply latest by January 30.

Authorities would conduct door-to-door verification during the month of February. Cardholders should present their address during verification, if a particular card holder could not be found in the address, their cards would be summarily rejected.

Apart from this, special camps would be organised at Thakkatti, Urigam in Denkanikottai taluk on February 6.

He also said that as many as 70 part-time shops were opened by the civil supplies department in various parts of the district, depending up on the individual necessity for the past two months. With this, the total number of part-time shop has gone up to 420 and 517 full-time shops are being operated.

SMS and e-mail acknowledgement for those applying for fresh applications would be sent from Wednesday, as announced by the Government on Tuesday. In case of any difficulty with regard to the issue of cards, change of address and other needs, they can contact the District Supply Officer P. Rathinavelu over his mobile: 94450 00396.

As many as 39,498 gas stoves were supplied to the people below poverty line in the district, Mr. Rathinavelu said.

The number of beneficiaries under the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme has been increased considerably from January 2, due to the increased wages per day from Rs. 80 to Rs. 100.

During the week ended December 31, 2009, the number of man days was 1,29,698 and the wages paid was Rs. 91.42-lakh.

The number of man days shoot up to 1,36,593 and the wages paid was also increased proportionately to Rs. 1.11 crore, said K. Luxmi Priya, Additional Collector (Development), who was present during the press conference.

In reply to a query, she said, man officiating on behalf of the wife holding the local body post was found during her inspection recently.

The women panchayat president had little knowledge about the programmes and administration, she added.

If any discrepancy found in the MNREGS, people can lodge their complaints to the toll free number- 1299.