With the beginning of new year, the Delhi government has announced starting of online ration portability scheme on trial basis for a period of one month. Now card holders can get their allotted share of food-grains through the Aadhar based electronic Point of Sale (e-PoS) devices.
The new system service kicked-off at all 2,254 fair price shops in Delhi. A complete roll out of the system is expected to be kicked off from February.
Distribution of 8 per cent card holders will be allowed off-line for convenience of those whose Aadhaar authentication either fails or those who are yet to get Aadhaar cards.
Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Imran Hussain said that the new system will have a robust mechanism for verification of beneficiaries through the Aadhaar authentication, having features to monitor transactions online.
To ensure correct weight to the beneficiaries, the e-Pos Devices have also been integrated with electronic weighing machine.
“This system will provide comfort to the disabled and destitute beneficiaries who are facing problems in accessing the shops,” added minister.
“They will be able to nominate a person who will be able to draw ration after due verification,” the minister said.