In an attempt to make Sangrur district tobacco-free, health officials imposed a fine on 259 persons, including kiosk owners, for violating the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act last month.
The health department collected a fine of around Rs 20,000 from the defaulters. Chairing a monthly review meeting on Friday, deputy commissioner Kumar Rahul sought a detailed report on the action taken by the health department to check violations of the Act.
The DC asked officials to ensure that anti-tobacco warning boards are installed in all public offices.
"We are ensuring that challan books are issued to all gazetted officers to tighten the noose on the violators. The heads of NGOs and government schools have also been issued challan books," he said.