During implementation of ‘End-to-end Computerisation of TPDS (Targeted Public Distribution System) Operations’ in West Bengal during the last three years, from April, 2012 to March, 2015, 81.73 lakh bogus ration cards have been eliminated.
Department of Food and Public Distribution, Government of India is implementing the computerisation scheme during 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) at a total project cost of Rs 884.07 crores. The Centre is sharing the cost on 90:10 basis with NE States and on 50:50 basis with other States and Union Territories. The component-I of the scheme comprises activities such as digitisation of ration card/beneficiary and other databases, computerisation of supply-chain management, setting up of transparency portals and grievance redressal mechanisms among other operations.
The ‘End-to-end Computerisation of TPDS Operations’ Scheme has been built around the best practices and innovations, experiments carried out by different States and UTs and it is evolving all the times. All such best practices, innovations are shared with all the States/UTs through periodic seminars, video conferences, letters and departmental magazines among others initiatives.
This information was given by the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan in a reply in Rajya Sabha today.