All urban FPSs to get ePoS machines this year: Zulfkar Ali

 JK Bank to execute installation work

JAMMU, APRIL 20: By June end this year all fair Price Shops (FPS) of food, civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) in the urban areas would be equipped with electronic Point of Sale (ePoS) machines assured Jammu and Kashmir Bank to Minister for (FCS&CA) Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today.

The assurance came through during the Minister’s meeting with the concerned officials from Jammu and Kashmir Bank.

The meeting informed that FPS falling in rural areas would be taken in the second phase, work for which would be started immediately after the completion of the first phase.

Speaking at the meeting, the Minister said that FCS&CA wants to create a transparent system.  “The department is striving hard to go for digitalization of entire process and making our 7,000 FP Shops across the State “Cashless” through installation of e PoS is a step in the direction,” he added.

The Minister stressed for completing the work in a time bound manner.  He said expedition of ePoS installation would greatly help in making all FCS&CA more transparent.

He added the department has sought the services of J&K bank because it is the official bank of the State and should be prioritized over other banks while assigning the official work.

Discussing revolving account of FCS&CA, Zulfkar Ali said this is the first time that the department has a new kind of system.  He asked the bank officials to work in coordination with his officials to develop a transparent system for maintaining the revolving fund account.

Secretary, FCS&CA Shafiq Raina, Special Secretary FCS&CA, Nissar Wani, Chief Security Information Officer, J&K Khursheed Manzoor.

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