SAC reviews NFSA implementation in State

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 25: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, N N Vohra also reviewed the implementation of National Food Security Act, 2013.

SAC directed Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department to ensure online availability of ration card, online allocation of foodgrains and online grievance redressal, thus migrating the Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution department from a loose PDS system to Targeted NFSA aimed at providing transparency, good governance and check on pilferages.

SAC also directed the Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution department to complete end to end computerization within next 03 months by installing computers and other peripherals in 426 locations.

SAC took note of the news items appearing in media highlighting the sporadic protests by some sections of the society alleging that they had been adversely affected by the implementation of NFSA. SAC directed Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution department to analyze the problems / difficulties arising out of the implementation of NFSA and chalk out a comprehensive action plan to address the genuine grievances of the people.

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