Chief Minister K Rosaiah on Tuesday made it emphatically clear that the monthly ration for card holders in the state will continue as at present, and that there is no question of any change in the existing system.
The Chief Minister reviewed the Smart Card project with the officials of Civil Supplies department. The CM sought information from the Civil Supplies Commissioner on news reports that appeared in a section of the media that there was a move to change the ration supply to household cardholders to once in 2 or 3 months.
Clarifying that there was no such proposal of changing the present arrangement, Sanjay Jaju, Commissioner of Civil Supplies, said that the department had only asked one of the District Civil Supplies Officers about the advantages of such an arrangement, which was in vogue in certain states.
It was only an inquiry and there was no question of changing the pattern of monthly ration supply, he told the Chief Minister.
Rosaiah directed the Civil Supplies department officials to ensure a regular and prompt supply of rice, toor dal and palm oil and so on, every month, to ration card holders in the State.
Chief Secretary S V Prasad and other officials were also present at the review meeting.
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