New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The Delhi government on Friday signed a deal to procure e-PoS (electronic point of sale) machines forinstallation at 2,300 fair price shops in the city. The machines will be used for specific food articles (SFAs).
The government signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Bharat Electronics Ltd. for installation and maintenance of the e-POS devices under Build, Own & Operate public-private partnership model for distribution of ration in Delhi.
The owners of fair price shops will distribute ration through biometric authentication and weighing machines.
The e-POS devices will help in bringing more transparency in the public distribution of SFAs by ensuring that benefits reach people in fair and transparent manner and also avoid pilferage and diversion of supply.
Food and Civil Supplies Minister Imran Hussain, speaking on the occasion, termed the installation of e-POS machines as a “game changer”.
The Minister added that with the help of technology, the government will be able to ensure that beneficiaries receive ration on time and in prescribed quantities in a transparent manner.