Improving the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS)

Improving the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS)
Last Date Mar 04,2015 00:00 AM IST (GMT +5.30 Hrs)
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Inputs from the citizens are sought on the following critical issues related to the Targeted Public Distribution System: ...

Inputs from the citizens are sought on the following critical issues related to the Targeted Public Distribution System:

I Correct Identification of Beneficiaries

(i) Exclusion/ inclusion criteria for identification of beneficiaries
(ii) Preparation of provisional list of beneficiaries, finalization of list, its verification and adoption.
(iii) Use of digitised beneficiary/ration card database and its verification
(iv) Continuous review for deletion of bogus/ ineligible ration cards and for issuance of cards to eligible beneficiaries
(v) Automatic electronic updation of database through ration card services

II Securing the Supply Chain

(i) Door- step delivery i.e. transportation from FCI/ intermediate godown to FPS by States or their agencies
(ii) Use of innovations for tracking of food grains across the supply-chain
(iii) Confirmation of receipt and distribution of food grains at FPS and its accountal for subsequent allocations
(iv) Fixing of accountability and responsibility at all levels
(v) Use of IT for managing the supply chain operations - godown operations (inventory management, release orders, truck challans, etc) - payment by FPS dealers (electronic challans, use of payment gateway, etc.)

III Delivery at the Last Mile

(i) Increasing FPS viability through reasonable dealer’s margins, sale of non-PDS items, incentives, etc.
(ii) Improving FPS network, infrastructure, performance etc. to increase efficiency and coverage
(iii) Steady de-privatization of FPS ownership
(iv) Innovations in distribution - bulk distribution, distribution on designated dates, distribution in presence of Vigilance Committee/ PRI members, monthly certification of distribution, etc.
(v) Use of IT based solutions for authentication of beneficiaries at FPS and confirmation of delivery of food grains
(vi) Automation of all processes at FPS - recording sale details, updating records for subsequent allocations, inspections, etc.
(vii) Portability of entitlement to any FPS as per beneficiaries’ choice

IV Participatory Monitoring and Implementation

(i) Strengthening Vigilance Committees and ensuring their effective functioning
(ii) Increasing the role of PRIs, NGOs, civil society
(iii) Putting all TPDS information in the public domain
(iv) Use of electronic platform to monitor end-to-end TPDS operations
(v) Setting up effective grievance redressal mechanism - institutions of DGRO and State Food Commissions, call centres, toll free helplines etc.
(vi) Educating the beneficiaries of their entitlements
(vii) Strict action against defaulters - strengthening the administration and enforcement machinery

The last date for submission of your comments is 3rd March, 2015.

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ASHA KARVE 5 years 7 months ago

Privatise the Public food distribution system and give it to the big players to manage -they could get tax concesions as they will have to manage the whole chain of procurement/distribution and sale and then get the subsidy from the Govt.

Adethya Radhakrishnan 5 years 7 months ago

Only solution 4 this through maintanence of E- Governance to recruit supppliers who are well -versed in computer and IT skills are to be recruited so to maintain sold and unsold stock. This can be sent to the Local Civil Supplies Revenue Officer. A system of computerised monitoring of the goods will prevent maximum corruption and reduce government expenditure . This will be pro poor as government's unplanned expenditure can be cut down. Imports on certain food articles can be curbed down.

Adethya Radhakrishnan 5 years 7 months ago

Sir PDS system in our country is very poor. Consumers are exploited and consumer greivances are not held , even if we seek redressal the employers in the PDS System who supply products sell them in the black market and they earn profit. some sell to those who give more money for the same living in those same streets are locality. Those who are illiterate and feared to complaining are suffered badly.They don't know to lodge online grievance.They live with the support of state political parties.

ramesh rajdar 5 years 7 months ago

आदरणीय प्रधानमंत्री श्री मोदी जी, / रेल मंत्री श्री सुरेश प्रभु जी , देशहित एवं जनहित में एक सुझाव आपके समक्ष पेश है - रेल लाइन की पटरियों की खाली पड़ी जमीनों को ऐसे भूमिहीन और जरुरतमंद लोंगों को आवंटन के जरिये कृषि कार्य के लिए देने की ब्यवस्था की जाय, जिसमें वह तिलहन और दलहन जैसी खेती कर सके ! जिससे कृषि प्रधान भारत देश में तिलहन और दलहन की घटती कमी को दूर किया जा सके !