CS asks DCs to start distributing e-ration tickets

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Chief Secretary, B R Sharma today conveyed his appreciation to the Deputy Commissioners and CA&PD field functionaries for achieving substantial progress in getting ready for National Food Security Act (NFSA) rollout.
In a video conference with DCs held here, Chief Secretary said that with most of the districts having uploaded the data on the National Portal, DCs should now get ready for printing and then distributing e-Ration tickets to the households. “Rollout and publicize a schedule and in presence of Panchayat members (Gram Sabha) start distributing the e-ration tickets to households after mandatory cross checks”, Chief Secretary said, adding that supervisory staff be immediately deployed for the purpose.
” During the distribution phase, if a e-ration ticket is found to have some error, the ticket should be received back from the beneficiary against a proper receipt to rectify the error”, Chief Secretary instructed.
Chief Secretary asked DCs to expedite the process of Aadhaar seeding in the database of e-ration cards under ERCMS portal of CA&PD Department. “Aadhaar seeding will ensure de-duplication of beneficiaries and will significantly contribute towards cent percent fidelity of data”, Chief Secretary noted.
He also urged DCs to share experiences with each other and contribute towards further improving the process of NFSA implementation.
Meanwhile, Chief Secretary also reviewed the status of ration availability in the districts especially in far flung areas. He asked CA&PD department to ensure that adequate stock of ration is maintained in all districts.
Secretary CA&PD, Saurabh Bhagat, Director CA&PD Jammu, Director CA&PD, Kashmir and other officers were also present.

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