Profiteers fined in Matiari, Saeedabad

District

HYDERABAD: Deputy Commissioner Matiari and Assistant Commissioners paid surprise visits to Matiari, Hala, Bhitshah and New Saeedabad and imposed heavy fines on the profiteers for selling commodities above official rates and not displaying rate list on prominent places.

Deputy Commissioner said that the district administration would ensure protection of consumers by carrying out strict monitoring of prices and ensure the prices of fruit, vegetables and other commodities within the reach of common man.

He warned the traders should avoid profiteering, overcharging and less measuring, otherwise stern legal action would be taken against them.

He strictly directed all assistant commissioners to ensure strict implementation of official rate list for providing maximum relief to the people. The district administration has evolved effective price control mechanism which will be implemented in letter and spirit, he said.

The Deputy Commissioner expressed his anger over lack of cleanliness in streets and improper traffic management. He also asked for better management of traffic to avoid inconvenience to the public in markets.

He directed all the officers and staff to perform their duties with honesty so that problems being faced by the people could be resolved on urgent basis.