Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Zero tolerance against unfair trade practices by merchants

Civil Supplies Deptt. to carry out rigorous enforcement drive

Port Blair, Apr 6: 
   The Directorate of Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs has noticed that various Fair Price Shops, General Merchants, Pharmacies and other establishments engaged in selling / distribution of essential commodities are extorting money from the general public by means of over-charging than the maximum retail price or prevailing market price which is in gross violation of various Acts and Rules framed by the Government of India to safeguard the interest of the public.
    Taking a serious view of such gross misconduct and unfair trade practices  by  certain   sections  of  the   business  community, a rigorous Enforcement Drive shall be carried out by the Enforcement Team of the Department in the open market and maintain zero tolerance against any act of over-charging, black marketing, hoarding, etc and stringent legal action without any excuse shall be taken against those offenders found indulged in such malpractices as per the various Acts and Rules framed under The Essential Commodities Act, 1955 and The Legal Metrology Act, 2009.
   The consumers of this UT have been requested to directly inform the Director (CS&CA) regarding any malpractice by any person/shop/establishment, via text message only on mobile number 9434266828. The same can also be brought to the notice of the Department of CS&CA in writing or over Toll Free No. 18003453197 or Telephone No. 03192-234062.

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