- Shri Imram Hussain reviews provision of cashless payment facility in fair price shops in Delhi
New Delhi: 29/12/2016
Minister, Food & Civil Supplies, Sh. Imran Hussain today held a review meeting with Commissioner, Food & Civil Supplies for providing cashless payment facility in all the Fair Price Shops functioning in Delhi. Commissioner (F&CS) informed the minister that there are over 2380 FPS in Delhi and discussions are already on the way with Bank of Baroda to provide swipe machines to each and every FPS. The FPS owners are opening their accounts in Bank of Baroda and this exercise is expected to be completed within the month of January, 2017. With the installation of swipe machines, ration card holders can make payment for procuring foodgrains through Rupee Card, Debit Card, Credit Card etc., if they are short of cash. He further informed that this will be an additional facility for those card holders who do not have cash for payment.
Moreover, FPS owners have also opened their accounts in Axis Bank. The Axis Bank is providing “Pool Power Facility” for online transfer of their funds to Delhi State Civil Supplies Corporation (DSCSC) to make payment for the purchase of foodgrains from DSCSC. In this manner, the whole system of public distribution will have facility of cashless payment within the month of January, 2017.
The Minister appreciated the measures taken by the Department and further directed to complete cashless payment in all FPS by end of January, 2017.
Shri Imran Hussain further reviewed the status of installation of Point of Sale (PoS) devices in FPS. Secretary (Food & Civil Supplies) informed that Request for Proposal (RFP) document has been prepared and tender shall be floated soon. He assured that the award of work and installation of PoS machines shall be completed within this financial year.