Discusses legislations of F&CSCA
SRINGAR, SEPTEMBER 26- A meeting of the Committee on Subordinate Legislation of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly was held here today under the Chairmanship of MLA, Bashir Ahmed Dar.
Legislators, Mubark Gul, Aijaz Ahmed Khan, Mushtaq Ahmed Shah and Abdul Rahim Rather participated in the meeting.
The Committee held threadbare discussion on the status of existing rules, regulations, scope of their further amendment and implementation in respect of Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department. The issues related to Public Safety Acts, Jammu & Kashmir Consumer Protection Act, Hoarding and Profiteering Prevention Ordinance Svt, 2000, Jammu and Kashmir Legal Metrology (Subordinate Recruitment Rules, 2009, The Jammu & Kashmir Weight & measures (Enforcement Act, 1997 and Jammu and Kashmir Brick Kilns (Regulation) rules, 2011 were prominently figured in the meeting and the Members put forth their views and valuable suggestions to make these laws more effective. The Committee opined that the Rules need to be reviewed after some period of time to make these people friendly.
The Committee also took serious note of price hike of essential commodities by the traders arbitrarily at their own and directed the concerned authorities to take strong action against the offenders under relevant provisions of law. The committee also directed for regular monitoring of allied commodities, especially the eatables, packed food, their weight so that the consumers get quality food items on genuine rates. It also directed for prominently displaying the rate lists by the dealers/shopkeepers for the information of consumers. The Committee also called for streamlining the supply of K.oil to the consumers and stressed the need for stepping up efforts to ensure regular checking of adulteration of food items and Petroleum products.
Commissioner Secretary, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Shafiq Ahmed Raina briefed the Committee about the overall working of the Department and present status of implementation of Rules and initiatives taken for their further amendments.
Among others Secretary Legislative Assembly, M R Singh, Special Secretary, Department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Additional Secretary, Food & Civil Supplies, Joint Controller, Legal Metrology Jammu, and senior officers and officials of concerned department, besides officers and officials of Assembly Secretariat were attended the meeting.