Several instructions have been given during the inspection meeting held through video with all Zonal Joint Registrars on 16.03.2022 in connection with the Public Distribution Scheme regarding the follow-up action to be taken in cases where ration rice smuggling is found and cases are registered by the Food Smuggling Prevention Crime Investigation Department.
Among them, it has been advised that the employees of the fair price shop involved in the smuggling of ration rice should be immediately and temporarily dismissed, a charge sheet should be issued against them with relevant evidence and the employees should be monitored and ensured that they are permanently dismissed.
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It has come to light that despite many instructions, some fair price shop workers continue to engage in rice smuggling and illegally sell the smuggled rice. Due to this, a warning has been issued that in the future, employees involved in ration rice smuggling will be fired and criminal action will be taken.