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C.V. Anand
C.V. Anand

Technology helps prevent irregularities: Anand

Hyderabad: Commissioner for Civil Supplies C.V. Anand said that the introduction of technology and reforms in Civil Supplies Department yielded good results.

“IT helped in bringing transparency, accountability and quick results in department. Telangana Civil Supplies is achieving best results by using technology in every essential aspect.

We have succeeded in putting breaks irregular activities and also we have made Civil Supplies much more reachable to the common man,” he said while addressing a two day conference on 21st National e-Governance which began here on Monday.

On the second day of the conference on Tuesday, a PowerPoint presentation on various measures and reforms taken for strengthening Civil Supplies in Telangana was given by Commissioner C.V. Anand.

He said that the Central Government is supplying 5 Kgs of rice for Rs. 3 to every National Food Security card holder, whereas Telangana Government is giving 6 Kgs at Rs. 1 to every individual in the family. 2.75 crores are benefitted across the state.

Online Procurement Management System (OPMS) online purchase and payment was made to farmers directly without any involvement of middlemen. 2016 Khariff and 2017 Rabi and Khariff season 15 lack farmers were paid Rs. 11,000 crores directly to their accounts. This policy is been adopted by other states also, he informed.

By computerization, every move right from supply to distribution, Epos machines in ration shops, electronic weighing machines, GPS to transport vehicles, CC cameras at godowns helped in supply of essential commodities to eligible beneficiaries and misleading of the goods is removed.

This all activities are been viewed live at Command Control Centre established at Civil Supplies Bhavan, Hyderabad. In short span of time in all the district Civil Supplies officers Command Control Centers will be installed, he said.

Anand said with the introduction of Epos system in Ration shops, 12 to 15 % of balance rice is shown every month. Ration Portability (Ration from anywhere) is successfully running. SMS is sent to the beneficiaries as soon as the stock is arrived to ration shop from godowns.

T-Ration Mobile App helps even common man to view live transactions in PDS and Civil Supplies officials also perform their daily services with the help of 13 government services applications in T-Ration App. (INN)

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