Imphal, July 10,
To bring transparency, inclusion and exclusion errors and minimise other issues pertaining to distribution of PDS items in the State, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh launched the Fair Price Shop Automation system at Durbar Hall of Chief Minister’s Secretariat today.
Speaking at the function, Chief Minister stated that such system would bring transparency and streamlining the distribution of PDS items to the beneficiaries. Under this Fair Price Shop (FPS) automation system, fake and bogus ration cards would be easily identified and minimise the leakages in the distribution of PDS items, he added. He mentioned that beneficiaries will get the food grains through ePOS (Electronic Point of Sale) device with proper authentication like Aadhar or OTP.
Chief Minister highlighted that the FPS automation would be made available in 10 FPS for the first phase in the State. He mentioned that there are 2324 Fair Price Shops and 23,87,949 beneficiaries with 5,69,688 ration cards in the State. The monthly allocation of National Food Security Act (NFSA) rice in the State is 131632.45 quintal. He recalled that since the installation of the present government, the government is committed to bring good governance and positive changes at grassroots.
The officials made a demonstration on the usage of the ePOS machine during the function.
Deputy Chief Minister Y. Joykumar, Minister for Art and Culture L. Jayantakumar, Minister for CAF&PD Shri Karam Shyam, Minister for Forest and Environment Th. Shyamkumar, Minister for PHED Losii Dikho, Minister for Agriculture V. Hangkhanlian, MLAs, Chief Secretary, Commissioner, DCs, Director and officials of CAF&PD, Agents of FPS attended the function.
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