Jammu: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Tribal Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today asked the officers of the department to work with proactive approach for successful implementation of Electronic Public Distribution System (ePDS) in the state.
Speaking during the meeting convened to review the progress of implementation of ePDS in the state, the Minister said that to make the system fully transparent, it is important that every aspect of ePDS should be completed as soon as possible so that visible changes can be noticed on the ground.
The meeting was attended by Commissioner Secretary FCS&CA Mehraj-ud-din Khan, Director FCS&CA Kashmir Nasir Khan Wani, Director FCS&CA Jammu R A Inqalabi, Deputy Secretary Arun Kotwal, Joint Director FCS&CA Jammu, Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors of Jammu division and other senior officers of the department.
During the meeting, the Minister discussed district wise target reports and asked Directors Jammu/Kashmir to ensure that the variation in the target report is reduced to zero for both PHH and NPHH category immediately. He asked the officers to place right beneficiary in right category to avoid any disturbances during ration distribution.
While discussing the progress on trial run of Supply Chain Management in the state, the Minister said that on December 1, 2017, Supply Chain Management will be made operational in the state adding that all the related work needs to be completed before its formal launching.
Regarding Aadhar seeding, Zulfkar seeks district wise report and asked for achieving the given targets in 20 days. “All the generated Aadhar should be seeded immediately as it has been made mandatory for receiving ration March 31, 2018 onwards.
To strengthen the monitoring system in the department by geo-tagging of its assets through Geographical Integration System (GIS), the Minister sought the district wise details of capturing of GIS Information of Fair Price Shops. While discussing the progress made on this important aspect of monitoring system, Zulfkar asked for completing the same within 2 days.
Speaking about the installation of Point of Sales (PoS) machines on pilot basis in government food outlets, Fair Price Shops (FPS), the Minister said that PoS installation will be launched on November 12 from district Samba.
For entering the details of the Vigilance Monitoring Committee on the portal, the Minister directed the concerned to complete the task within 7 days. While lauding the efforts of Assistant Directors, who have shown good performance in capturing of GIS Information of Fair Regarding the establishment of Call Centre Cum Command and Control Room in the Directorates, it was informed to the Minister that both the directors have visited Hyderabad to check the existing system there and soon the work on the same would be initiated in the state.
It was also decided in the meeting that all the payments to SRTC will be stopped till they install GPRS on their vehicles carrying food grains.