20 salesmen suspended

ERODE, OCT. 7. Twenty salesmen working in ration shops in the district were suspended during January to September this year for various irregularities.

In a press release today, the Collector, D. Karthikeyan, said that officials of the Civil Supplies Department were conducting regular raids in all ration shops and monitoring the distribution of goods.

He added that from January to September 2004, officials had collected a total fine of Rs. 5.25 lakhs from ration shop salesmen.