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JAMMU: The Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) has completed computerization of Tehsil Supply Offices across Jammu division with internet facility to enable online allocation, supply chain management, and grievance redressal mechanism to further streamline the Public Distribution System in the region.
The information was given in a meeting chaired by Minister for FCS&CA, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali, to review the commodity-wise, stock position, status of NFSA, Aadhaar seeding, installation of computers and internet (EPDS), details of ration cards, quarter-wise lifting-distribution under NFSA, MMSFES, remittances due and actual remittance made during fiscal 2016-17 in the Jammu division.
The Minister had a detailed review of the availability of stocks and supply position in each district. He was informed that there is sufficient stock of ration including rice, LPG, Kerosene oil available in Jammu, while the distribution of ration is also being ensured in a time bound manner.
Stressing the need to start online allocation, supply chain management, and grievance redressal mechanism, the Minister asked the Department to work on modalities.
He directed the concerned officials to freeze the ration card data and link the ration cards with Aadhaar at the earliest.
He also laid stress on strengthening the online public distribution system by linking it to the biometric system of distribution and said the move shall bring transparency in the distribution of food grains to the needy.
Assistant Director (Trade & Stores) was directed to allocate the ration to all the districts after deducting the opening balance of the respective districts.
Zulfkar asked the Director FCS&CA to constitute a team of officers to conduct physical verification of all stores and submit the report in stipulated time.
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