‘Distribute essential goods with correct measurement’

Special Correspondent

SALEM: The salesmen in fair price shops should ensure proper distribution of essential commodities and kerosene under the Public Distribution System (PDS) with correct measurements. Otherwise the consumers will harbour ill feelings against the popular government, said Joint Registrar of Co-operative Societies (Salem Region) K. C. Ravichandran.

Presiding over the function in which electronic billing machines were distributed to kerosene outlets here on Saturday, Mr. Ravichandran, who took charge recently, said that 15 outlets had been attached to 115 fair price shops covering 1.09 lakh cards. To ensure correct measurements and proper billing, electronic billing machines had been distributed to the salesmen, he further pointed out.

He said that to make the salesmen adept to the new technology training camp by Coramandal Infotec had also been organised.

He called on the salesmen to distribute essentials to the people without any shortage. “Otherwise it will reflect on the performance of the popular government.

Hence, each and every salesman should discharge their duties with commitment,” he said.

He also said that the Re 1 per kg. rice scheme was targeting only the poor. To ensure them correct measures, the equipment was introduced. Fair price shop salesmen should make the people aware that commodities could be purchased on all days. “They should instil confidence in the minds of people that all will be fair in fair price shops,” he said.

The equipment would also enable the salesmen to keep update the procurement details, stock position, sales trend, coverage of cards under particular scheme etc easily. “It will save enormous time for all,” he said. Infotec’s Marketing Development Executive A Ravindra Bharathi, its software engineer Ramkumar, PDS Deputy Registrar Anbanandam and other officials participated.

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