Punjab

GOVERNMENT FIXES 3 PLY MASKS PRICE RS 10 PER PIECE, 2 PLY MASK RS 8 PER PIECE AND 200 ML HAND SANITIZERS AT RS 100 - DC

March 22, 2020 08:07 PM

SAYS NON COMPLIANCE OF GOVERNMENT DIRECTIONS WILL INVITE STRICT ACTION

Ferozepur (Manish Bawa)

The Deputy Commissioner Ferozepur Mr. Kulwant Singh said that in the wake of corona virus outbreak the government has fixed the price of protection masks and hand sanitizers, which will be a safeguard against the undue price hike of these products.

Divulging more, the deputy commissioner said that the shopkeepers violating these norms have to face strict action from the district administration.

Directing the concerned officials to implement the government orders, the Deputy Commissioner said that to regulate the prices of masks and sanitizers the Central government has by powers conferred by sub-section 2A and section 3 A of the essential Commodities Act 1955 has fixed the prices of these goods.

According the orders the the retail price of 2 ply mask would not be more than Rs 8 per piece and Rs. 10 for 3 ply masks. Likewise, the retail price of hand sanitizers would not be more than Rs 100 per bottle of 200 ml adding that the prices of other quantities of hand sanitizers would be fixed in proportion of these prices. He further added that the severest of severe action would be taken against any shopkeeper found violating the orders of the government.

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