Hyderabad: Telangana government has taken vital decision to supply ration commodities to eligible beneficiaries smoothly and to benefit more. For this Iris system is made available to avail ration commodities. Phase wise it will be implemented all over the state.
Civil Supplies Department is going to start this program from 15th August in Peddapalli, Macherial, Sircilla and Yadadri districts. Commissioner for Civil Supplies Akun Sabharwal held review meeting with Civil Supplies officials of Peddapalli and Mancherial on Monday.
He visited Fair Price Shops in the district and inspected ration commodity distribution. On his visit to ration shops Commissioner noticed finger print recognizing defects. Some of the beneficiaries complained to Commissioner of facing the finger print problem in availing commodities.
Telangana government is supplying ration commodities with finger print identification. But, in some cases, mainly with elder people and women as their finger prints got rashes or wiped off due to which Epos machines doesn’t authorize them.
Civil Supplies Department gave powers to VRO, VAO, Civil Supplies Inspectors to one time authorization to solve this problem.
It came to the notice of the Commissioner that at some places this authorization is been misused. Iris method is speed up to tackle this problem. At the review meeting Commissioner said that Iris will be introduced in all 17,200 ration shops state wide step-by-step.
First, from 15th August it will be introduced in Peddapalli, Mancherial, Siriclla and Yadadri districts. In second phase, from 1st September it will be implemented in districts of Siddipet, Jagitial and Mahabubnagar and then from September 25th in the remaining districts of Telangana.
Civil Supplies Department is taking all measure to see that all the eligible beneficiaries get essential commodities supplied by the government on subsidy.
He said Iris will help largely for supplying essential commodities to all the beneficiaries without any difficulty, irregularity and very smoothly. Efforts are made to implement Iris system in state wide as soon as possible.