FP Shop Automation with ePOS Devices
Under FP Shop automation,ePoS devices were introduced in 45 FP shops in Hyderabad on a pilot basis during 2012-13. This restricted the possibility of anybody going to the fair price shop and drawing ration on production of card. The biometrics(finger prints of the members of the ration card) were to be captured at the time of drawal of ration and once they were matched ration were delivered to them since the ePoS with Aadhaar based boimetry,other than the member of the family attempts to draw rations, the device won't accept the finger prints and reject delivery of stocks.
ePoS Implementation is not only providing ration to the genuine beneficiaries but also resulting in saving of essential commodities both in quantity and resultant subsidy to the Government.With ePoS, a minimum average saving of about 14% of rice and other essential commodities and the resultant subsidy of both the Govt. of India and the State Goverment could be achived.
The ePoS project in 45 FP Shops in Hyderabad becam de-functional and due to which it was again introduced in 18 FP shops of the above shops on pilot through TS Online.
The State has been implementing the NFSA,2013 from October,2015 onwards and under it implementation , the FP Shop Automation is also a condition required to be fulfilled , the Government has decided to roll out ePoS intitially in 1545 FP shops in GHMC area and to roll out in the entire state by March,2015.Accodingly,the selection of System integrator Agency for rolling out ePoS in 1545 FP shops in GHMC area has been completed. Work order has been issued. Training to the FP shop ndealers also given and devices handed over to the dealers. The ePoS implementation will be commenced shortly.