To provide succor to the cash strapped farmers and traders, Madhya Pradesh government has decided that the Mandi fee payment from licensee traders can be taken in the form of crossed cheques, said a government statement issued on Wednesday.
Mandi Secretary will be responsible to get the declaration form filled besides its clearance. These directives were issued by the managing director State Agriculture Marketing Board Rakesh Shrivastava to all the Mandis’ presidents, secretaries and to the regional offices of the board.
In order to facilitate licensee traders of mandis, the mandi fee against purchase of notified agriculture produces can be paid through cash payment, RTGS, bank drafts, bankers’ cheque or account payee cheque. Instructions were given to issue permission letter after this.
Directives stated that the mandi secretary will be responsible to obtain duly signed and sealed declaration letter from the licensee trader in case of mandi fee payment through crossed cheque.
Permission letter should be issued after obtaining the declaration letter. Moreover, the mandi secretaries have been directed to deposit the crossed cheques without delay in the banks. In case if cheque is returned invalid, than the issued permission letter should be cancelled from the date of its issuance and to initiate action to recover mandi fee from the concerned trader.