FCS&CA alerts beneficiaries on falling prey to unscrupulous elements seeking vital information telephonically
SRINAGAR: The Department of Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) has cautioned all the rationees/ beneficiaries to stay alert against some unscrupulous elements who are trying to telephonically obtain some vital information from the rationees/ beneficiaries, citing attractive/ luring benefits.
In a statement issued here, the department has informed that it has come to its notice that taking undue advantage of the ongoing drive undertaken by the Department, as per the instructions of the Department of Food and Public Distribution, Gol, to capture e-KYC credentials of ration card holders, some unscrupulous elements are trying to obtain vital information from the rationales/ beneficiaries, citing attractive/ luring benefits. It is understood that some innocent/ gullible beneficiaries may fall prey to such traps, causing them some financial or other losses.
To avert the occurrence of any such incidence, the General Public at large and the ration card holders, in particular, are informed through the medium of this notice to not pay any heed to such unverified telephonic calls and immediately report the same to the police.
The Department of FCS&CA, J&K does not seek any information from the rationees through telephonic calls and the beneficiaries have to approach their concerned Fair Price Dealers only for the ongoing e-KYC verification. The process of e-KYC verification doesn’t involve the sharing of OTP/Aadhar numbers by the ration card holder.