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Ration cards to get barcodes

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Bogus PDS card holders to be barred in New Year!

Ration cardMumbai: The bogus Public Distribution System (PDS) card holders will be barred from the upcoming year 2014, with the barcode system.

Earlier the bogus card holder could get benefits from the government’s public distribution system meant for the needy citizens of the society.

With the barcodes posted on the rationing cards, the mechanism would also help to implement the Food Security Act effectively at the grass root levels.

This mechanism is said to curb the deadly nexus of the agents and shop keepers who produce bogus cards by giving wrong information.

The officials said that those card holders would get the ration only that has the barcodes fixed upon their cards.

The maximum beneficiaries of the public distribution system are the Yellow PDS card holders and the beneficiaries of Antyodaya scheme. Thus the stamping process has been already started.

Talking with Prahaar, Anil Deshmukh, Minister, Food and Civil Supply works, Maharashtra said, “The barcode system would curb the bogus ration card holders. Thus the computerization of the information is started,” he said.

How does it work?  

Once the barcode is fixed on the rationing card, it would be easier to find the number of cards in use in the name of head of the family or the misinformation produced to get the PDS card. This mechanism would help in cancelling the bogus rationing cards.

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