The Jammu and Kashmir government has suspended a dealer of the department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumers Affairs (FCSCA) over discrepancies in a list of eligible ration card holders, an official spokesman said. Acting on a complaint of the villagers, the FCSCA department placed ration dealer of Khour village under suspension and ordered an enquiry against him, he said. The action against the erring dealer was taken after a deputation of the village met director of FCSCA R A Inqlabi and complained that some ineligible people are figuring in the ration holder's list which includes a lecturer of the Education Department and a deputy superintendent of the J-K police, the spokesman said. The complaint further alleged that deserving people have been left out of the list of beneficiary and the names of those persons have been included who do not reside in the village. It was also alleged that separate ration cards have also been made by dealer for unmarried people and youths, he said. Acting on the complaint, the director ordered the assistant director to suspend the dealer. An inquiry was also ordered in the matter and Tehsil supply officer (TSO) FCSCA, Bishnah was appointed as the enquiry officer, the spokesman said. The director had earlier warned them of strict action in case any discrepancy is found after October 1 in the ration cards and lists. He said the department would take a similar action against all dealers found indulging in such practices.
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