Central Govt. Launches Integrated Management for Public Distribution System (IM-PDS)

Published Date - 29 March 2018 03:15:34 Updated Date - 15 April 2018 02:29:25

Central government implement Integrated Management for Public Distribution System (IM-PDS) from FY 2018-19 and 2019-20.This central sector scheme will enable people to take ration at subsidized rates from any place across the country.There will be no restriction on village, district or state to take ration under Food Protection Law. This central sector scheme will improve the condition of food distribution throughout the whole country and will create an impact on the overall economic development of India. This scheme will largely benefit the people of economical backward classes as they will be able to get their ration at a subsidized rate.

All the beneficiaries can purchase wheat and rice at subsidized rates from any Public Distribution System shop. Accordingly, this scheme will bring transparency and efficiency in distribution of food grains.

Govt. will identify fake / duplicate ration cards under IM-PDS and enable PDS beneficiaries to purchase food grains from any shop of their choice across the nation.

About The Scheme:             

The new scheme will bring more transparency and efficiency in distribution of foodgrains. As it will improve the mechanism to identify fake/duplicate ration cards and provide the option to PDS beneficiaries.

It for to lift their entitled foodgrains from the Fair Price Shops of their choice at the national level.

All the beneficiaries can purchase wheat and rice at subsidized rates from any Public Distribution System shop.

Accordingly, this scheme will bring transparency and efficiency in distribution of food grains.

Govt. will identify fake / duplicate ration cards under IM-PDS and enable PDS beneficiaries to purchase food grains from any shop of their choice across the nation.

 

Announcement Date

27 March, 2018

Announced By

Shri C.R. Chaudhary

Scheme Implementation Year

FY 2018-19 & FY 2019-20

Target Audience

Ration Card Holders

Objectives of Integrated Management for Public Distribution System (IM-PDS)

The key objectives of IM-PDS are as follows:-

  • To integrate PDS System / Portals of States / UTs with portals of Central Govt. / System.
  • Introduction of National Portability to remove restriction on purchase of food grains from the selected cities / districts.
  • De-duplication of Ration Cards and beneficiaries.
 

Now the govt. will be able to identify fake ration cards and remove them from the list of selected beneficiaries. The primary objective is to ensure that the benefits of various govt. schemes reaches to last mile person.

IM-PDS Portability

IM-PDS scheme describes a mechanism for the transparent and efficient distribution of food grains. All the people having fake / duplicate ration cards will not be able to purchase ration at subsidized rates. Moreover, all the PDS beneficiaries will get benefit of purchasing entitled food grains from Fair Price Shops of their own choice across the country.

In the current scenario, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi govt. has already started portability at the State level. Moreover Karnataka, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Telangana govt. has also started portability in the few FPS areas within their own territory.

Govt. of India is not facing the problem of scarcity of food production but the main problem is management of agricultural produce.

  • The Central Government of India has no problems regarding to any shortage of food. The main problem of India currently is that they are being unable to manage the agricultural produce of the country and they are also being unable to provide food at all the levels of the country. Thus, this scheme will help the government in ensuring a better system with the National Portability procedure as they will be able to know about the PDS system across the whole country.
  • This scheme will also help the poor people as they will be able to buy ration at a subsidized rate and also they will be able to get them according to their right. Earlier, people with duplicate ration cards used up a good amount of food and groceries which made a lot of people vulnerable and this scheme aims to prevent that situation.
  • All the people of India with a valid ration card will be benefitted by this scheme. If an individual is a PDS beneficiary, they will be able to get ration from any of the states of India. The restriction of getting food or groceries from a particular area will be lifted under this scheme and thus people will be able to get ration and they will also be able to choose their entitled groceries according to their own liking.
  • The major feature of this scheme is that it will ensure transparency and effectiveness in terms of food distribution and as it will be controlled by the central government it will also attract more people as it will be based on a fair policy.

 Already Haryana, Delhi and Andhra Pradesh are using the IDM-PDS portability system and it is expected that all the other states in India will soon join in this program. Karnataka, Telangana, etc. government has also started using this scheme.

 

 

 


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