End-to-End Computerisation of Targeted Public Distribution System:
Under End to End Computerisation of Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS), NIC has developed the required "ePDS" software under End to End Computerisation of TPDS which is an online software application that helps the Civil Supplies Department in allocating Essential commodities to FP shops, digitize the ration card data, seeding the rationcard databse with Aadhaar so as to eliminate bogus / dead migrated / duplicate cards / units or ineligible persons and also to carry out mutations received from the beneficiaries through Mee Seva.
In Telangana State all the 10 districts are under the cover of ePDS which has become the main source of information pertaining to Fair Pirce Shops, particulars of the Card holders, Aadhaar particulars and usefull in the generation of Dynamic Key register, Online allocation of essential commodities to the Districts by the commissioner of Civil Supplies, from the districts to the Mandals / circles by the DSOs and from there to the FP shops by the Tahsildars / ASOs. The remittances towards the cost of commodities by FP Shop dealers through Mee Seva / eSeva centres, generation of online release Orders for release of stocks to the FP Shop dealers has also being implemented under end to end computerisation.
Under Supply Chain Management, the movement of essential commodities from FCI godowns / buffer godowns to MLS points and from MLS points total doorstep of FP Shops is being done. The closing balances of Essential commodities are uploaded in the ePDS website which is also being closely monitored and basing on the CBs, the online allocation is being made.
The requests of cardholders through Mee Seva for different mutation services also are now done in ePDS. This is helping the chances of getting reflected in database immediately after approval by the concerned ASO / Tahsildar.
ePDS also has a provision for making available the reports in public domain such as Master Key Register, Dynamic Key Register, Card Postition details, FP Shop-wise Card position, allotment Particulars, Kerosene Oil DKR etc. which will bring more transparency. By implementing the ePDS, all the activities of the Deparmtment are decentralized and the card holders will have the provision to search their ration card application status and may approach the concerned ASO / Tahsildar's office to get the ration cards or get their grievances redressed. ePDs will enable the Department to ensure that the field level functionaries are more accountable with which the department could bring more transparency in Public Distribution System.