SRINAGAR: Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali has issued instructions for connecting all Tehsil Supply Offices of the Department and Food Godowns with 24 hours Internet services by August 15, 2016 so as to pave way for online supply chain management.
The Minister chaired meeting on progress made in the implementation of e-PDS in CAPD Department in which Secretary, Information Technology Department, Hilal Ahmad Parray, Director CAPD Kashmir Peerzada Mushtaq Shah, and other officers were also present.
Assuring to make CAPD Department fully computerized, Minister said that he wants to change the perception about this department among public and make it one of the best digitized and 100 percent corruption free department. He said the Department has been facing various challenges such as leakages, fake/bogus ration cards, lack of transparency and weak grievance redressal mechanism and to check embezzlements vis-à-vis the pilferage of food grains to a greater extent, they started e-PDS project to fully computerize the Department and bring total transparency in it. He said the Scheme on “End to End Computerization of TPDS Operations” was launched by Govt. of India on cost sharing basis for implementation during 12th Five Year Plan which is being implemented in two Components. The Minister said that CAPD is working on first component and they are hopeful that the work of Component 1 will be completed by August 15, 2016.