Chandigarh, December 5--The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, has directed officers to invite local MP and MLAs while doing physical verification of the paddy stock procured during the current season. He has also directed them to start the inspection work on December 7. He issued these directions while presiding over a meeting of senior officers of the Haryana Food and Supplies Department here today.
It was decided at the meeting that in the first phase, the work of physical verification of PUSA-1509 paddy would also be done by the inter-departmental teams constituted by the deputy commissioners at the district level. Officers of the rank of Additional Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary have already been allotted duties in the districts.
The teams doing physical verification have been told to get the entire process videographed. The teams of officers have been told to identify the entire stock of PUSA-1509 and mark it in a particular colour to differentiate it from the other variety so that anybody could come and check it. The process of physical verification of PUSA-1509 paddy has to be completed by December 9 after which verification of the other variety of paddy would be taken up as per fixed schedule.