In End-to-End Computerisation of Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) Operations, the state has introduced a method of improvement in the distribution of food grains. The initiative has led to the complete transition from offline to online mode of PDS to bring efficiency, transparency and accountability into the system. Giving priority to Antyodaya households under the National Food Security programme, the key activities of the scheme included digitisation of beneficiary database, online allocation of foodgrains and automation of Fair Price Shops. The target was to implement the scheme in rural areas of the Jammu district spanning a population of about half a million and a network of 278 FPS. In a short time, the Aadhaar seeding of all the NFSA beneficiaries with their Ration Cards was achieved. Now, each beneficiary gets ration on time within the allocated month and the online receipts have been generated that mention the quality and the quantity disbursed.
L to R: Sameer Kochhar, Chairman, SKOCH Group; Mr Akhtar Hussain, Chief Account Officer. Directorate of FCS&CA, Government of Jammu & Kashmir