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Strengthening of PDS & capacity building, quality control, consultancies & research

PDS – Training

During 2018-19, Department of Food & Public Distribution has successfully conducted a series of two days residential Training Programmes (13 batches) for District Supply officers/ District Food Supply officers (DSOs/DFSOs) of Food & Civil Supplies Department of States/UTs. One training program for the DFSOs of 5 North-eastern States, namely, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura was conducted in the month of April 2018 in Agartala, Tripura. Thereafter, trainings in 12 batches have been conducted in FCI’s Institute of Food Security (IFS) at Gurugram, Haryana. Entire expenditure on loading & boarding and training of the participants has been incurred by the Department of Food & Public Distribution. The trainings have been conducted exclusively with the help and supervision of officers of Public Distribution Division of the Department, CPMU Consultants, officers from NIC, UIDAI and PoS agency.

Training contents were developed and designed by the Department, keeping in view the specific job requirements and responsibilities of DFSOs with the motive to update them with new technology in PDS systems including implementation of End-to-End Computerization of PDS Operations and to familiarize them with the provisions of NFSA and other relevant rules, guidelines, orders, notifications etc.

TPDS-Evaluation, Monitoring and Research

Under this Plan Scheme, evaluation studies on functioning of TPDS/ NFSA are taken up by the Department through Institutes/ Universities. During 2018-19, Institutes/ Universities in the following States/UTs have been selected and funds have also been released to them for undertaking concurrent evaluation:-

1) Andaman Nicobar Islands

2) Andhra Pradesh

3) Bihar (20 districts)

4) Chandigarh

5) Chhattisgarh

6) Delhi

7) Haryana

8) Himachal Pradesh

9) Jammu&Kashmir (excluding Laddakh region)

10) Jharkhand

11) Madhya Pradesh

12) Maharashtra

13) Puduchhery

14) Punjab

15) Rajasthan

16) Sikkim

17) Tamil Nadu

18) Telangana

19) Uttar Pradesh (26 districts)

20) Goa

21) Karnataka

22) Gujarat (12 districts)

23) Uttarakhand

24) Uttar Pradesh (27 districts)

25) Odisha

Department is in the process to assign the evaluation exercise in other states also.