Review meeting held for various initiatives in Shillong
A review meeting was chaired by the Minister in-charge Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department, Comingone Ymbon, and Pravin Bakshi, Commissioner & Secretary,
SHILLONG: A review meeting was chaired by the Minister in-charge Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department, Comingone Ymbon, and Pravin Bakshi, Commissioner & Secretary, Consumer Affairs Department, in Shillong and attended by department officials along with Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and Subdivisional Officers (SDOs) on Tuesday.
The meeting was held to assess various initiatives undertaken by the department like One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC), Aadhaar seeding, electronic Point-of-Sale (e-POS) usage, capturing of all FPS GPS Coordinates for route optimization and tracking of movement of food grains across Meghalaya, etc.
The One Nation One Ration Card has been implemented in the state to enable NFSA beneficiaries to lift their foodgrains from any fair price shop in the state or country provided their Aadhaar number is seeded in the PDS database. To ensure transparency and accountability, electronic Point-of-Sale has been installed in each fair price shop across the state. The minister urged the officials to take note of the usage of ePOS machines by the Fair Price Shop dealers so that each beneficiary gets his entitlement without fail and also to ensure 100% Aadhaar enrolment so that there is no cut of allocation. The minister also commended the department for piloting the online tracking of movement of foodgrains in East Khasi Hills as this will help prevent diversion in the near future, stated a press release.