KANGPOKPI, Jan.30: With an aim to bring transparency, exclude errors and address unsettled issues pertaining to distribution of PDS items under National Food Security Act (NFSA) in the state, Electronics Point of Sales (ePOS) devices was distributed to the agents of Fair Price Shops of Kangpokpi District today.
The EPOS were distributed at Multipurpose Hall, DC Complex, Kangpokpi during an e-POS machines distribution cum training program of FPS Agents of Kangpokpi District where DC Kangpokpi, Lalithambigai Kalidas inaugurated the function and districted the e-POS machines
The Electronics Point of Sales machines were distributed to all the FPS agents of Saikul, Saitu and Kangpokpi assembly constituencies of Kangpokpi District. Hundreds of people including FPS agents of the three constituencies attended the function.
Vahneilhing Singson, District Supply Officer, CAF&PD, Kangpokpi while delivering the keynotes address said that the introduction of e-POS in the district will definitely bring transparency and streamline the distribution of PDS items to the beneficiaries and with the help of the system, fake and bogus ration cards could be identified easily besides minimizing chances of committing errors in the distribution.
She continued that ensuring food security for each and every member of the community has been one of the biggest needs in the district and the Consumer Affairs Food and Public Distribution Department of the district is always committed in meeting those needs.
She also said that with the introduction of Electronics Point of Sales (e-POS) the biometric system to each card holder issued by concerned department will be able to get the allotted food grains from the fair price shop without any middleman or broker.
The District Supply Officer further said that it is a crucial step towards promoting accountability and transparency by eliminating bogus and ineligible card holders and we hope that the consumer friendly and new system would bring an effective distribution of food grains through Public Distribution System (PDS) in the district.
She conveyed her anticipation that department sincere and humble efforts would meet the people expectation and urges the community members, CSOs and Government and each officials to come together with launching of the e-POS in the district.
She also said that I am deeply inspire to see so many of us today with the same vision putting maximum efforts to build up the district and the department is looking forward to bringing more positive changes for its people.
DC Kangpokpi, Lalithambigai Kalidas, IAS and Salam Siddhartha Singh, SPMU, CAF&PD, Manipur also spoke on the occasion while the function was culminated with a vote of thanks from Phalpichong Hangshing, Inspector, CAF&PD, Kangpokpi.