e-PDS to ensure greater accountability, transparency: ADC

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SHOPIAN, JUNE 22: For effective implementation of electronic Public Distribution System (e-PDS), a two-day state level workshop was today organized by Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FC &CA), at Mini Secretariat Arahama here.

The workshop was organized under the supervision of Additional Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Parvaiz Sajad Ganaie, in presence of Assistant Director FCS&CA Shopian, Shurjeel Ali and other officials of the department.

During the workshop, an action plan for implementation of e-PDS especially Fair Price Shops (FPS) automation, strategy and timeline for its completion and issues confronting in the field was discussed.

A technical training session was held on working of PoS device and the introduction of hardware and software was also discussed. Later, a question/answer session was also held.

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The training was provided by the experts of Link Well Telly System Pvt. Ltd. Hyderabad.

On the occasion, ADC said that the Government has initiated the process of e-PDS to ensure digitization of public distribution system to make it more transparent, accountable and minimize pilferage of food grains. He asked the concerned officers to adopt a proactive approach for implementation of e-PDS in an efficient manner to put an end to the ration pilferage in the district.

Earlier, Assistant Director, FCS&CA, Shopian gave a detailed overview of the physical achievements of the e-PDS like 100% digitization of ration cards, computerization of supply chain management, installation of Pos devices in FPS and online grievance redressal mechanism.

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