Imphal, 29 January 2018 ( Evening News ) : CAF & PD Minister Karam Shyam stated that cheques have been handed over to District Supply Offices of Imphal West, Thoubal and Kangpokpi districts to give out marginal money to agents of fair price shops opened under NFSA in the districts. The minister stated that marginal money for agents in other districts will also be given out as soon as the paper works are over. Speaking to media persons at his office at Old Secretariat, Karam Shyam alleged that the former State Government did not give out any of the bills for transporters and fair Price shop agents under the NFSA Act. He maintained that even though the former Government did not receive any share from the centre, the new BJP-led Government is able to obtain total funds of 25 crore and 43 thousand Rupees from the Centre. The minister stated that the funds will be able to do away with the plights of the agents. Checques for a total amount of 4 crore 84 lakh 43 thousand 7 hundred and 78 Rupees including 2 crore 37 lakh 89 thousand and 20 rupees for 18 months for Imphal West district, 2 crore 21 lakh 82 thousand 2 hundred and 64 Rupees for 18 months for Thoubal district, while 24 lakh 72 thousand 5 hundred and 12 Rupees for 14 months for Kangpokpi district have been given out to the DSOs concerened. Karam Shyam appealed to District Supply Office (DSO) to maintain transparency in distributing the bill to the agents and transporters of fair price shops opened under NFSA .
On the other hand, CAF& PD Minister Karam Shyam maintained that the final result of the report that Speaker Khemchand's car broke down after filling fuel at PCTC Oil pump on January 23 will be known tomorrow. He said the oil pump was closed down by the IOC under the instruction of the Government since the complaint report was raised. He said findings of the oil sample from Tinsukia Terminal, Malom Depot and PCTC oil pump have not arrived yet. Karam Shyam said the fuel samples have been sent to Digboi Refinery Lab and the result will be out in the open soon. The minister maintained that befitting action will be taken against PCTC Oil pump if its oil sample is found to be adulterated. It may be mentioned that when the officials of IOC went to inspect the oil pump following the report, they found fuel being transferred from a nozzle of PTCP Oil pump into an oil tanker which violates the Marketing Discipline Guidelines of IOC. The IOC, Imphal Division Office issued a 7 days show cause notice to clarify the conduct of PCTC Oil Pump for violating the guidelines.