We have been receiving queries from some units about placing a demand for linking the food coupons with price index.
We have already clarified on this issue in the year 2011.
The original scheme of food coupons announced in September 2010 provided for linkage of the food coupon amount with price index and to revise the amount every year subject to costing of the scheme.
That is how, in the year 2011 and 2012 the food coupon amount was revised.
So, this year also in the month of September 2013 the circular on revision of food coupon is expected. You may inform this to the divisional units.
(K. Venu Gopal)