GUWAHATI, May 15 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has directed the Chief Secretary NK Das to take effective steps to form a task force of the Assam Police to deal with Maoists. He also asked the Chief Secretary to take steps for controlling rise of prices of essential commodities.
In view of price rise of essential commodities in the State Gogoi directed the Chief Secretary to ascertain the extent of price rise by taking into account the prevailing market rates and the official rates. The Chief Minister further directed the Chief Secretary to take into consideration the price of essential commodities at source, said an official release.
In an order issued today, Chief Minister Gogoi, instructed the Chief Secretary to initiate corrective steps if the price rise is abnormal. Gogoi asked the Chief Secretary to take firm action against the hoarders in the event of an artificial scarcity. The Chief Minister also asked the Chief Secretary to look into the shortage of LPG cylinders and to submit a report at the earliest.