SRINAGAR, Dec 30: Minister for Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today inaugurated newly-constructed Research Development Centre-cum-Secondary Standard Laboratory of Legal Metrology Department (LMD) at Bemina.
The building constructed by J&K Housing Board at an expenditure of Rs 1.75 crore, was completed within a short period of eight months only.
Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali said he is personally very keen to strengthen the Legal Metrology Department as he believes the step will eventually strengthen the consumer rights.
He said it is important to lace the department like LMD with a good infrastructure and latest technologies so that it could serve people in a better manner.
He said LMD is an important component of his Ministry and he would take every possible step to strengthen it. He assured the staff that he would ensure that the employees of the department are provided with a good working environment and proper infrastructure so that they can deliver to best of their capacities.
In return, the Minister demanded that the employees of LMD should also understand their duties. He said any lackluster attitude in delivering their duties on their part would directly affect the consumers of the State, which Government would never accept.
Secretary FCS&CA M D Khan, Controller LMD R K Kotch, Joint Controller LMD Amar Singh, Deputy General Managers Housing Board Ajaz Ahmad, Sajad Ahmad and other concerned were present on the occasion.