Arunachal: ICR DC Launches Uniform Signboard of FPS Dealers with DGRO 


Itanagar Capital Region (ICR) DC Talo Potom launched uniform signboards for all the 123 fair price shops (FPS) and 34 SKO dealers of the three administrative circles of the ICR at his office on Sunday. 

Each of the signboards has details of licence number, authorized location, name of the FPS and the contact numbers of the FPS dealer and the District grievance redressal officer (DGRO).

The DC appealed to all the stakeholders to “cooperate in achieving 100 percent Aadhaar seeding of ration cards in order to avoid curtailment of foodgrains allocation in respect of the capital region.”

He also advised the FPS dealers to adhere to the government guidelines issued from time to time.

After listening to the grievances of the All Capital Complex Fair Price Shop Dealers’ Welfare Association (ACCFPSDWA), Potom asked the association to submit its grievances in a memorandum for placing it before the higher authorities.

DFCSO Amit Bengia informed that the signboards have been especially designed for the consumers and inspecting officials to easily identify the FPS’. “Any aggrieved valid ration card holder can drop SMS/WhatsApp message to the DGRO for grievance, if any,” he said.

SDFCSO Nabam Anand requested all the FPS dealers to “ensure 100 percent transaction of NFSA foodgrains through the ePOS device only.”

“No foodgrains should be issued to the non-Aadhaar seeded old ration card holders and which will be treated invalid,” Anand said, and added that Aadhaar-based ration card holders can avail foodgrains from anywhere in the country.