Food supply inspectors’ protest affects distribution of schemes

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Jun 07, 2014 13:34 IST

The distribution of different government schemes like ration cards, wheat distribution, blue cards and Aata-dal scheme have been affected due to the ongoing strike by the inspectors against the district food civil supplies and consumer affairs department.

As many as 103 inspectors of 2010 batch inspectors union of district food civil supplies and consumer affairs have been protesting at the MC Zone-D office for the last six days against the termination of two employees from Macchiwara by the department who these inspectors claimed had been given the clean chits during the investigation by the central vigilance committee (CVC). It is worth mentioning that distribution of different schemes has severely been affected- earlier due to the model code of conduct, during the Lok Sabha polls, and now due to the strike by the inspectors.

Talking to Hindustan Times, union president Saravdeep Singh Bedi, said, “Around 1,000 inspectors have been protesting in this state-level protest in all over Punjab.”
He added that they would continue with their strike till their demand was met.

“We are protesting against the injustice by the department. The two officials have been given the clean chit but still, the department terminated them without any reason.”

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