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Minister unhappy at e-pass machines function in rations shops

Hyderabad, Oct 7 (UNI) Civil Supplies and Finance Minister E Rajender on Saturday expressed anguish at the officials and the company that supplied poor quality e-pass system machines and failed to distribute essential commodities to the people by Dasara.

There are complaints that the ration shops failed to make use of the e-pass system to distribute essentials by Dasara festival.

He held a review meeting with the officials and pulled them up for not using effective machines to check irregularities.

At least now they should check the machines to ensure that people get essentials by Deepavali festival, he said.

The officials should in advance whether the machines working properly before using them, he said.

The government has introduced the e-pass system to enable the people get on time the essential commodities and not to get delayed, he expressed ire.

He said that the government is not ready to compromise on irregularities in the civil supplies wing which is ought to give essentials to the people without giving room for complaints.

Rajender asked the gas dealers to deliver gas to consumers on demand and avoid delay.