Condition to set up a biometric process primarily based position of sales machines in all honest rate shops POS machines currently set up at fifty four honest rate shops
PANJIM: A thumb impression is what a ration card holder will before long have to make to acquire the quota of commodities at honest rate shops in Goa. To lower pilferage in the public distribution process (PDS), the Condition authorities is setting up a biometric process primarily based position of sales (POS) machines in all 442 honest rate shops most up-to-date by August.
Linkwell Telesystems Ltd has been awarded the contract to install ePOS machines, which will be connected to a central server, which will enable the Office of Civil Materials get specific facts of the things offered in every honest rate shop and the balance remaining.
The use of biometrics is component of nationwide venture to digitise PDS functions. The POS device delivers authentic time facts about
ration. At present there is no process to test the authentic time facts of ration in PDS shops through the thirty day period conclude.
Civil Materials Minister Govind Gaude explained that POS machines will be set up at all honest rate shops most up-to-date by August 5, immediately after which, these who obtain the commodities will have to give a thumb impression on the device and get their quota. “We have currently set up the POS at fifty four honest rate shops so significantly. It is component of Central authorities initiative,” he explained.
The moment a thumb impression is provided, it authenticates the biometric facts of the ration card holder ahead of generating the invoice. It will also deliver info to the central server so that there is no scope for pilferage, the Minister explained.
At the moment there exist the prospects of shop proprietor offering the remaining foodstuff things to many others at a higher rate, as a substitute of distributing it to the beneficiaries. “With the set up of POS machines, as before long as any particular person will get the ration in the shop, the data is instantly sent to the server and uploaded on the internet site,” Gaude explained adding that he will keep shut monitoring of the process.
“Once the machines are set up, authorities will get specific facts of the things offered in ration shops and also the full quantity received by every beneficiary. There will be no scope of diversion of foodstuff things by shop proprietors. There will be no scope for malpractices or black advertising and marketing,” the Minister additional.
Gaude explained that the honest rate shop proprietors from Salcete and Mormugao have objected to the set up but the explanation at the rear of it has not been specified. “We have to undertake the regulations and polices of the Central authorities failing which we will not be entitled to foodstuff grains,” he said.