A UTOMATION OF FAIR PRICE SHOPS IN RANCHI D ISTRICT
Perspective of PDS To Provide food articles to the most deprived section of the society Implementation of various Central & State Government schemes under PDS. – Distribution of food grains, coarse grains, edible oil, levy sugar, kerosene etc. under pds Beneficiaries BPL-Red Cardholders AAY-Yellow Cardholders APL –Kerosene Oil
Overview of Ranchi PDS Covering 18 blocks and 2 town areas 5.5 Lakh Ration Cards Approx 20 lakh beneficiaries 1,872 Fair Price Shops FPS is computerized till date in 5 blocks
Problems Plaguing PDS Bogus Ration Cards Multiple ration cards of same family Existence of name of one person in more than one ration card Bogus and duplicate names as well as ineligible, relatively influential households push out most vulnerable and vulnerable households due to ceiling Fabrication of sale record by FPS Licensee Denial of ration to cardholders on one pretext or the other Diversion of PDS items – connivance of FPS licensee, transporter and field staff of the Department
Desired Features Centralized Database of PDS Beneficiaries Online Ration Card Management System Induction of transparency and accountability in operations Reduction of Redundant Workload MIS for monitoring and quick decision making Integrating information relating to operations handled by different agencies Distribution of commodities to beneficiary at FPS through PoS terminals using biometric details captured through Aadhar Allocation of commodities to FPS dealers based on monthly policy decided by Department FPS portability possible Use of SMS alerts for timely awareness of FPS and concerned
Implementation Approach Verification and freezing of captured data by authorized officials 347892 ration cards verified 70149 beneficiary families are seeded 289 FPS dealers covering 5 blocks are using HHT for distribution of commodities Mapping of FPS dealers with allocated hand held devices Seeding of beneficiaries using RASF or SRDH 5.2 lakhs family digitized Capturing beneficiary details of existing as well as new ration card holders Training provided to FPS dealers in three Stages, for handling the HHT FPS dealers of 5 blocks have been provided trai ning
Flow of current PDS system Collection of family data, Finger Print and Photograph Transaction Data uploaded to Web Server
Benefits Removal of Ghost beneficiaries Availability of ration throughout the month Any member of family seeded can avail the commodity Saving of enormous amount of Govt. revenue due to deletion of fake ration cardholders Beneficiaries have the facility of drawing commodities in parts Online Allocation of commodities to FPS dealers Real time transaction can be monitored and can be available for high level review FPS dealers cannot fudge transaction data Around 21,000 transactions are done using UID and OTP in the month of Sept’14 and Oct’14
Way Ahead Tracking of Vehicle movements during transportations of goods using GPS Portability of Ration distribution(means any beneficiary can get ration from any where) Use of SMS alerts to the beneficiary regarding the arrival of commodities at respective FPS Migration of entire beneficiaries into other state sponsored schemes Aadhar based Coupon Issues by Citizen Service Centres (CSC) Provision to receive stock from Godwon to FPS by means of authentication of Transporter/Agent/Driver Introduction of digital weighing machine connected to server
Implementation Approach Capturing beneficiary details of existing as well as new ration card holders Verifying of captured data by authorized officials Freezing of captured data Seeding of beneficiaries using RASF or SRDH Mapping of FPS dealers with allocated hand held devices Training provided to FPS dealers in three Stages, for handling the HHT
Achievements Details of 5.2 lakhs family digitized 289 FPS dealers covering 5 blocks are using HHT for distribution of commodities 70149 beneficiary families are seeded Transaction by FPS dealers can be seen real time.
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