Jammu :In order to bring more transparency, accountability and fair distribution of food grains to the public, the Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) in collaboration with M/S Linkwell Pvt. Ltd. has started district level workshops for effective implementation of electronic Public Distribution System (e-PDS).
The technical training sessions on working of PoS devices including introduction of hardware and software of these machines are being organized in various districts.
A total of 2791 PoS machines have been installed in various districts across Jammu province including 293 in Doda, 835 in Jammu, 272 in Kathua, 173 in Kishtwar, 188 in Poonch, 379 in Rajouri, 153 in Ramban, 193 in Reasi, 126 in Samba and 179 in Udhampur.
The refresher courses for fair price shop owners/Salesmen have been started.
A statement issued to the press said that 1400 fair price shop owners/salesman of various districts of Jammu Province have been trained and the training of remaining FPS Owner/Salesmen shall be completed by first week of July, 2018.
Presently, e-PoS distribution of food grains is being carried out for Priority House Holds/Antyodaya Anna Yojana Category.
The experts of M/S Linkwell Pvt. Ltd. are training the Fair Price shop owners/ Salesman at their respective District Headquarters.