The Directorate of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs in Mizoram issued and office order on 5th January, 2024. It outlines regulations and instructions for Fair Price Shop Dealers/Retailers in the region. The order specifies the time slots during which these retailers are permitted to operate, restricting them to specific hours on Sundays and outlining consequences for non-compliance. Additionally, the order addresses the issuance of show cause notices to retailers who violate the stipulated regulations.
The office order primarily focuses on regulating the operations of Fair Price Shop Dealers/Retailers in Mizoram. It emphasizes the importance of adhering to designated operating hours, restricting retailers to specific time slots on Sundays. According to the order, specific timings for Fair Price Shops are permitted to operate on Sundays from 06:30 AM to 08:30 AM in the morning and from 03:30 PM to 05:30 PM in the evening.
The order also underscores the significance of complying with allocated quotas for distributing essential commodities, highlighting the responsibility of retailers in ensuring fair distribution and preventing hoarding. Furthermore, the mention of show cause notices indicates a stern approach towards enforcing the regulations, with the Directorate holding retailers accountable for any violations. This reflects the government’s commitment to maintaining transparency and accountability in the distribution of essential goods through Fair Price Shops.