Government can now avoid pilferage and black marketing by ration shop under PDS scheme. Our card can be used for all sales on terminals deployed in ration shops. FCI gets previous month’s sales figures to calculate disbursements of subsidized items to ration shop.
While cash transfers might sound ideal, but the same can easily be misused by the head of the family for procurement of non food items.
Flash cards to be used for payments at ration shops and data to be linked to FCI for monitoring sales at each ration shop
Terminals with fixed prices to avoid manipulation or over charging
Card can have various limits to avoid misused
Option for card holders to switch fair price shops
FCI to have all sales data
Prevent pilferage and compel fair price shops to enhance service levels
Avoid bogus usage and black marketing
Users have option to check quality of ration from different shops before purchase
Ration shops to get their next month rations from FCI basis last month actual usage
Government can substantially cut down subsidy burden