Secy rubbishes rumours, assures to protect interest of customers

Proposed shift from Junglighat draws flak for CCS
Report by: 
ROOPA LALL
Port Blair
5 May 2017

Proposed shifting of the old Consumer Cooperative Society Ltd from Junglighat has generated serious unrest among the customers in the area. Customers of one of the oldest CCS units, more than 600 ration card holders, are planning to hold widespread protest against the move. The CCS management has, however, rubbished rumors of any connivance with private shopkeepers assuring all support for its valued customers.
Residents of the area alleged that the CCS management, operating for the past several decades, has entered into some secret understanding with private ration vendors. “We have been purchasing the ration from this CCS for a long time at the prescribed subsidized rates and now that it is being shifted to other location, we are forced to purchase the ration items paying extra money from our hard earned income. CCS which has become a household name should desist from such act and take necessary steps for the welfare of its customers,” said some residents of Dairyfarm.
The secretary of the Consumer Co-operative Society, Mr. Paramasivam, refuted all allegations of any connivance with any private ration vendors. The Junglighat CCS was running in losses because of  which the management proposed to shut down the unit and shift it to some other location. However, we are aware of the public unrest and the next meeting of our management will take appropriate decision in the interest of our prized customers, assured Mr. Paramasivam speaking to this correspondent.