Divisions Public Distribution, NFSA & Computerisation

Computerisation of TPDS

NOTE ON END-TO-END COMPUTERISATION OF TPDS OPERATIONS

As part of efforts being made for modernisation of Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS), Department of Food and Public Distribution is implementing a Plan Scheme on End-to-end Computerisation of TPDS Operations. Costs are being shared on 90:10 basis in respect of North Eastern States and on 50:50 basis with other States/UTs.

2. Following are the key activities and their expected outcomes in the first phase:

i. Digitization of Beneficiary Database - Enable correct identification of beneficiaries; removal of bogus cards and better targeting of food subsidies

ii. Computerisation of Supply Chain Management - Timely availability of foodgrains to intended beneficiaries at FPS; check leakages/diversion

iii. Grievance Redressal Mechanism and Transparency Portal - Introduce transparency & public accountability in the implementation of TPDS.

3. The Department conveyed administrative approval for the scheme to all States/UTs on 10.12.2012. The Scheme has been declared as a Mission Mode Project (MMP) by the Government. National Informatics Centre (NIC) is the technical partner under the scheme. Financial assistance of Rs. 333.45 crore has been released to 30 States/UTs, NIC, etc. during financial years 2012-13 (Rs.41.69 crore), 2013-14 (Rs.187.05 crore), 2014-15 (Rs. 34.35 crore), 2015-16 (Rs. 59.85 crore) and 2016-17 (Rs. 10.51 Crore till date). A detail of the expenditure made under the Scheme is atAnnex-I.

4. A National Transparency Portal http://pdsportal.nic.inhas been developed by NIC through which citizens may access the Portals of the respective State/UT Food and Civil Supplies Departments.

Based on the reports received from States/UTs and NIC, the activity-wise progress in States/UTs is atAnnex-II. Activity-wise progress is summarized as:

All States/UTs have been requested to seed Aadhaar numbers in Ration Card database. At present overall seeding stands at62.15% at the National level.

5. Further, in consultation with NIC, Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY) and Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), this Department has prepared guidelines for Fair Price Shop (FPS) automation, which were sent to all States/UTs on 11.11.2014. FPS automation involves, installation of Point of Sale (PoS) devices at FPS for authentication of beneficiaries, recording of sales to beneficiaries at the FPS; and uploading of transaction data in central server. As per the said guidelines, NIC is entrusted to develop software for PoS device and overall solution. This Department has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with STQC Directorate (attached office of DeitY) on 07.01.2015 for testing of PoS device. As regards financial assistance, Government has approved FPS dealers’ margins (@ Rs. 87/qtl.) under NFSA which also includes reimbursement of Rs. 17/qtl. for their expenditure towards purchase and operations of the PoS/Mobile Tablet device at the FPS for automation. So far, more than 1,28,164 FPSs are automated across the country.

6. For checking of leakage and diversions, this Department is also pursuing with States/UTs to opt for Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) under which subsidy component will be credited to bank accounts of beneficiaries who are free to buy foodgrains from anywhere in the market to ensure their foodgrains entitlement. For taking up this model, pre-requisites for the States/UTs would be to complete digitization of beneficiary data and seed bank account details of beneficiaries. The scheme has been implemented in UTs of Chandigarh andPuducherry on pilot basis w.e.f. 1st September, 2015; andDadra & Nagar Haveli w.e.f. 1st March, 2016 respectively on pilot basis. Presently2.45 lakh,0.35 lakh, and5.81 lakh beneficiaries are covered under DBT (cash transfer) scheme in the three UTs of Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Puducherry respectively.

Annex-I

Release of funds under Component-I of the Scheme on End-to-end Computerisation of TPDS Operations during the Financial Years 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17

(as on 09.08.2016)

A

(Rs. in crore)

Sr. No. State/UT Funds released 2012-13 Funds released 2013-14 Funds released 2014-15 Funds released 2015-16 Funds released 2016-17 Total
1. Andhra Pradesh - 19.42 1.19 6.00 - 26.61
2. Arunachal Pradesh - - 2.00 5.11 - 7.11
3. Assam - 9.87 9.86 - - 19.73
4. Bihar - 17.89 - - - 17.89
5. Chhattisgarh - 3.35 - - - 3.35
6. Goa - 1.87 - 0.94 - 2.81
7. Himachal Pradesh - 4.24 - - - 4.24
8. Jammu & Kashmir - 6.11 - - - 6.11
9. Kerala - 7.30 - - - 7.30
10. Jharkhand - 9.47 - - - 9.47
11. Lakshadweep* - 0.70* 0.70* - - 1.40*
12. Madhya Pradesh 5.43 11.91 - 8.67 - 26.01
13. Maharashtra - 20.92 - - - 20.92
14. Manipur 2.60 1.64 - - - 4.24
15. Meghalaya - 5.51 - - - 5.51
16. Mizoram 4.91 - - - - 4.91
17. Nagaland 3.39 2.14 - - - 5.53
18. Odisha 11.08 - - 5.54 - 16.62
19. Punjab 7.79 - - - - 7.79
20 Puducherry - - 1.40 - - 1.40
21. Rajasthan - - 13.89 - - 13.89
22. Tamil Nadu - 11.83 - - 5.91 17.74
23 Telengana - - - 4.29 - 4.29
24. Tripura - 5.85 - 2.92 - 8.77
25. Uttar Pradesh - 28.33 2.66 14.53 3.31 48.83
26. Uttarakhand 5.24 - - - - 5.24
27. West Bengal - 15.17 - 7.58 - 22.75
28. Daman & Diu - - - 0.74 - 0.74
29 Dadar & Nagar Haveli - - - 0.76 - 0.76
30. NCT of Delhi - - - 0.12 - 0.12
- Total 40.44 183.52 31.70 57.20 9.22 322.08

B

Sr. No. NIC(H.Q) 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Total
1. NIC through NICSI 0.54 - - - 1.00 1.54
2. NIC - 0.90 - - - 0.90
3. NIC - 2.00 2.11 1.00 - 5.11
4 NIC -
- - 0.76 - 0.76
5 NIC - - - 0.25 - 0.25
6. CPWD - - 0.04 0.06 - 0.10
- Total 0.54 2.90 2.15 2.07 1.00 8.66

C

S. No. NICSI (for CPMU services) and Consultant 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016.17 Total
1 NICSI 0.71 0.60 0.41 0.42 0.22 2.36
2. Consultant etc. - 0.03 0.09 0.16 0.07 0.35
- Total 0.71 0.63 0.50 0.58 0.29 2.71
- Grand Total (A+B+C) 41.69 187.05 34.35 59.85 10.51 333.45

* The funds released in 2013-14 could not be utilized by Lakshadweep Admin. On the request of UT Admin., fresh sanction was issued in 2014-15.

Annex-II

Status of End-to-End Computerization of TPDS Operations

(as on 09.08.2016)

Sr. No States/UTs Digitization of Ration Cards Aadhaar Seeding in RCs Online Allocation of Foodgrains Computerization of Supply-chain Management Transparency Portal Online Grievance Redressal Toll Free Helpline Numbers Operational ePoS
1 Andaman & Nicobar 100% 33% S.Andaman - Yes Yes Yes 3
2 Andhra Pradesh 100% 100% Implemented Implemented Yes Yes Yes 29,027
3 Arunachal Pradesh 100% 44.5% - - Yes - Yes 0
4 Assam 100% - Implemented - Yes Yes Yes 0
5 Bihar 100% 0.13% Implemented Implemented Yes Yes Yes 0
6 Chandigarh 100% 95% NA NA Yes Yes Yes DBT (Cash)
7 Chhattisgarh 100% 100% Implemented Implemented Yes Yes Yes 11,883
8 Dadra & Nagar Haveli 100% 75% - - Yes Yes Yes 0
9 Daman & Diu 100% 90% Implemented Partial Yes Yes Yes 51
10 Delhi 100% 100% Implemented Implemented Yes Yes Yes 34
11 Goa 100% 88% Implemented Implemented Yes Yes Yes 0
12 Gujarat 100% 74% Implemented Implemented Yes Yes Yes 17,000
13 Haryana 100% 89% Implemented - Yes Yes Yes 20
14 Himachal Pradesh 98% 93% - Implemented Yes Yes Yes 0
15 Jammu and Kashmir 100% 62% Up to TSOs - Yes - Yes 0
16 Jharkhand 100% 88% Implemented Implemented Yes Yes Yes 2,198
17 Karnataka 100% 97% Implemented Implemented Yes - Yes 3,877
18 Kerala 100% 95% - - Yes Yes Yes 0
19 Lakshadweep 100% 97% - NA Yes Yes Yes 0
20 Madhya Pradesh 100% 71% Implemented Implemented Yes Yes Yes 22,401
21 Maharashtra 100% 87% Implemented - Yes Yes Yes 93
22 Manipur 100% 0.37% Partial - Yes Yes Yes 0
23 Meghalaya 100% - - - Yes Yes Yes 0
24 Mizoram 100% 0.39% - - Yes Yes Yes 0
25 Nagaland 100% 0.41% - - Yes Yes Yes 0
26 Odisha 100% 69% Implemented Implemented Yes Yes Yes 32
27 Puducherry 100% 95% NA NA Yes Yes Yes DBT (Cash)
28 Punjab 100% 95% Implemented - Yes Yes - 0
29 Rajasthan 100% 100% Implemented - Yes Yes Yes 24,647
30 Sikkim 100% 69% Implemented - Yes Yes Yes 20
31 Tamil Nadu 100% 26% Implemented Implemented Yes Yes Yes 15,217
32 Telangana 100% 100% Implemented Implemented Yes Yes Yes 1,622
33 Tripura 100% 91% Implemented Implemented Yes - Yes 25
34 Uttar Pradesh 100% 49.84% Implemented - Yes Yes Yes 6
35 Uttarakhand 100% 95% Implemented - Yes Yes Yes 8
36 West Bengal 100% 57% Implemented Implemented Yes Yes Yes 0
- - 100% 62.15% 26* 15 36 32 35 1,28,164

* States/UTs with partially implementation of Online Allocation (A&N, J&K, and Manipur) are also counted in summary


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