|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Aug 21: A meeting of the Price Consultative Committee was convened today in the Office Chambers of Director, Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA), Department Jammu.
The meeting held under the chairmanship of Director FCS&CA, Jammu Amit Sharma to discuss, revise & re-fix the prices of the essential commodities like Mutton, Chicken, Live Sheep/Goat and Eggs, Bakery products, Halwai Items, Milk and Milk Products, Fruits & Vegetables etc.
The Meeting was attended by officers from the FCS&CA Department, Legal Metrology Department, Animal Husbandry Department, Horticulture Department, Representatives of Consumer Organizations and stake-holders from different trades like Bakery Association, Halwai Associations, Mutton, Chicken and Egg Seller Association, Milk Sellers Associations and Dhaba Association.
In the meeting, the Mutton Sellers consented on the previous rates fixed by the department and rates of Chicken and Eggs were revised and re-fixed at lower prices of Rs 100 per Kg and Rs 48 per dozen respectively instead of Rs 120 per Kg and Rs 60 per dozen as it was previously fixed.
However, the Director FCS&CA, Amit Sharma issued directions to the Officers to conduct a detailed market survey of essential Commodities being sold at Halwai Shops, Dhabas, Bakery Shops and Milk & Milk products and submission of a report on same before organizing in the next Price Consultative Committee meeting especially in the light of upcoming festival season and also due to non-revision of rates of these commodities for a long time.
At the conclusion, necessary directions were issued by the Chair to implement the notified rates in letter and spirit so as to safeguard the interest of consumers which is the primary motto towards conducting this exercise.