SHOPIAN: 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.
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.