KARNATAKA ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM (CONTROL) ORDER 2017
The High Court of Karnataka has upheld the amendments made to the Karnataka Essential Commodities Public Distribution System (Control) Order 2017, fixing minimum educational qualification and period of extension of dealership of fair price shops
- The distribution of essential commodities in the State was controlled and governed under the provisions of the Essential Commodities Act and the Karnataka Essential Commodities Public Distribution System (Control) Order, 1992.
- In June 2016, the State Government issued a notification giving effect to 2016 (Control) Order, which Authorized authority may order for such transfer in the event of the death of the authorized dealer before 60 yrs of age, to the spouse or son or unmarried daughter, in case he or she is above 18yrs and less than 30 yrs (or 40 yrs for unmarried daughters) of age having passed 10th standard and has applied for transfer within 90 days of the death of the authorized dealer.
- The period of validity of fresh authorization was for a maximum period of 3 years.
- Court has said appointment on compassionate grounds has to be considered as per the policy in existence as on the date of death of the employee.