2,45,706 fair price shops au­to­mated

Governance Now - - E-GOV NOTES -

Ac­cord­ing to the de­part­ment of food and pub­lic dis­tri­bu­tion, of the to­tal 5.27 lakh fair price shops (FPSS) across the coun­try, 2,45,706 have been au­to­mated. The de­part­ment is in­stalling elec­tronic point of sale (e-pos) de­vices for the bio­met­ric au­then­ti­ca­tion and dis­tri­bu­tion of the sub­sidised food grains to el­i­gi­ble ben­e­fi­cia­ries. E-POS de­vices fa­cil­i­tate the au­then­ti­ca­tion of ben­e­fi­cia­ries (prefer­ably Aad­haar-based), record­ing of sales to ben­e­fi­cia­ries elec­tron­i­cally and up­load­ing of sale trans­ac­tions data in a cen­tral server.

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