Saturday September 25, 2021

Body formed to hear complaints against food authority

July 16, 2021

Practical steps are being taken to promote food safety culture in Sindh, the provincial food minister has said. Hari Ram Kishori Lal is also the chairman of the Sindh Food Authority (SFA).

During the SFA’s seventh board meeting he chaired on Thursday, it was decided that a grievance redressal committee headed by the food secretary will be formed to expedite the hearing of complaints against the authority, simplify the process of issuing licences and ensure the provision of minimum wages.

Lal warned all the officials that any negligence caused by them will not be tolerated at all, stressing that the rules and regulations of the SFA must be complied with as soon as possible.

SFA Director General presented the budget for the financial year 2021-2022 that amounts to Rs632.1 million, which was unanimously approved by the board. Briefing the meeting, the DG said that the SFA had collected around Rs188 million in revenue until June 30.

He informed the board members that the details of the amount of money collected by the SFA as licence fees are available on the website of the authority.

The meeting decided that the details of the fines collected will be submitted to the SFA chairman and the food secretary on a monthly basis. They also decided that warning notices will be issued before fines are imposed.