Gudiwada, April 26: State Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Kodali Srivenkateswara Rao (Nani) has said that he does not believe the rumors circulating on social media that the TDS exemption in the ration dealers’ commission will result in a huge cut for each dealer. On Monday, Minister Kodali Nani was met by Andhra Pradesh Ration Dealers Welfare Association president Kagitha Konda at his residence in Gudivada town Rajendranagar. On this occasion he said that during the corona disaster the ration dealers had effectively managed the free essentials distribution program undertaken by the government to save lives.
Rs. 175 crore commission has been credited to the accounts of ration dealers. However, the government has decided to exempt TDS on this. He expressed concern that this would reduce the burden on each dealer by Rs 20,000. They also demanded the withdrawal of damaged condiments supplied to ration shops in Bantumilli and Krittivennu mandals in Krishna district. On this, Minister Kodali Nani said that he will talk to the officials of the Civil Supplies Department about the damage of soybeans in Bantumilli and Krittivennu zones. Minister Kodali Nani said the DM would be instructed to withdraw the condiments if they were not in order.