USC teams active against overcharging


Utility Store Corporation (USC) Managing Director Maj-Gen (retd) Malik Muhammad Farooq has directed vigilance teams to be active and raid various stores and warehouses to check overcharging, unabated leakages and black marketing of sugar.
This directive was issued to ensure supply of quality products of daily consumption to customers at lesser rates than the market, says a press release issued here.
The USC has already reduced the retail prices (8-10pc) of more than 250 items while sugar has been made available at all stores at the rate of Rs 42 per kg. This step has enabled the USC to provide fair amount of relief to the customers and has enhanced overall sales.
The USC vigilance team raided a store in Sarwar Colony, Jhang region, and caught red handed Assistant Sales Manager Nusrat Ali while selling sugar at the rate of Rs 45 per kg to a dealer. Strict disciplinary action was taken on the spot by dismissing him on the orders of the management. He was also handed over to police for legal action.
Another vigilance team unearthed an embezzlement of Rs 3.1 million in a store at Sarai Alamgir. The staff responsible for it has been taken to task.
Strict orders have been issued to the vigilance teams to trace cases of corruption and black marketing and take prompt disciplinary action against the culprits. The sole purpose of this is to save the corporation from loss, ensure supply of commodities to customers and provide much-needed economic relief to the citizens.