|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, May 18: The Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) has completed computerization of Tehsil Supply Offices across Jammu division with internet facility to enable online allocation, supply chain management, and grievance redressal mechanism to further streamline the Public Distribution System in the region.
The information was given in a meeting chaired by Minister for FCS&CA, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali, to review the commodity-wise, stock position, status of NFSA, Aadhaar seeding, installation of computers and internet (EPDS), details of ration cards, quarter-wise lifting-distribution under NFSA, MMSFES, remittances due and actual remittance made during fiscal 2016-17 in the Jammu division. The Minister had a detailed review of the availability of stocks and supply position in each district. He was informed that there is sufficient stock of ration including rice, LPG, Kerosene oil available in Jammu, while the distribution of ration is also being ensured in a time bound manner.
Stressing the need to start online allocation, supply chain management, and grievance redressal mechanism, the Minister asked the Department to work on modalities.
He directed the concerned officials to freeze the ration card data and link the ration cards with Aadhaar at the earliest.
Zulfkar asked the Director FCS&CA to constitute a team of officers to conduct physical verification of all stores and submit the report in stipulated time.