Saturday, January 27, 2007

Commission to review maladies of public distribution system

Supreme Court of India has constituted a committee/ commission to investigate and study the Public Distribution System in India. As per Sachin Jain of Vikas Samvad , a media advocacy group this is the time when we can put our feelings and experiences in the commission, and an opportunity to express. Under the orders of the Supreme Court of India in Writ Petition (C) No.196 of 2001, the Government of India, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has constituted a Central Vigilance Committee under the Chairmanship of Justice D.P. Wadhwa, a former Judge of the Supreme Court of India, to look into the maladies which are affecting the proper functioning of the Public Distribution System and also suggest remedial measures.

The Committee has invited views and suggestions on the problems affecting the Public Distribution System - whether it is Fair Price Shops, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Delhi State Civil Supplies Corporation, Food Corporation of India, Department of Food Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Government of India or any other authority/body concerned with Public Distribution System. One can write at e mail at or Fax at 011- 26494067 or write to office of the Committee at 716, Mahabir Block, Asiad Village Complex (Khel Gaon), Siri Fort Road, New Delhi-110016 on or before 20th February, 2007.

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