Ymbon urges officials to take note of usage of ePOS machines by Fair Price Shop dealers

Minister in-charge Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs department Comingone Ymbon on Tuesday 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.

 

Ymbon was chairing a review meeting 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 meeting was attended by Commissioner & Secretary in-charge Consumer Affairs and officials of the department along with DCs/SDOs.